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My list of recommendations in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, containing only non-(white,male) authors. 14 authors I genuinely like or love, who have moved me or my worldview with their writing: rixx.de/blog/sff-perspectives/

(Let me know if you have recommendations or think I'm missing something!)

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I probably should write down how I use my . The relevant upshot on here is: Recommendations move stuff up the list. So I'm always open for reading recommendations! If you read a good book, or see me mention a book you liked, point it out to me!

Does anybody here read online serials? The Wandering Inn was recommended to me several times, but I just tried reading the first ~15 chapters and the writing is clumsy, uneven, and incosistent. Does this get better? Is it worth it?

I'm now starting A Fire Upon the Deep, which is โ€ฆ not what I expected.

I finished the first Mistborn book, The Final Empire. This was pleasant, good ! I do have the impression that it's a bit weaker than the Stormlight Archives, but it could just as well be my bias, or the fact that it's more YA-y in general.

So now I'm going to get started on The Final Empire, and getting to know Mistborn and the Cosmere. I expect this to be not-quite-as-good as the Stormlight Archives (c'mon, Sanderson's bound to have learned since then), but still pretty good. I guess I'll get plenty of background on the world of Stormlight Archives, too? Here we go!

I finished Persepolis Rising, the latest part of The Expanse (just in time for the new book to come out next month) and let me tell you โ€“ wow! Whenever I think I have The Expanse figured out, they take off to wildly different stories/perspectives/โ€ฆ I'm *super* happy with the series, as well as the fact that it's still ongoing. In many ways, the current book was a gamble, and at least for me it paid off tremendously.

I finished The Stone Sky, the last part of N.K.Jemisin's Broken Earth series. It was pretty much all I hoped for โ€“ the ending was pretty clear ahead of time (which I don't really like in books), but the descriptions and the storytelling made up for it. Great series โค๏ธโ€‹

Surface Detail is a true Culture novel. Complicated action, backstabbing actors, different civilisations, matters of life, death, and life beyond death, and witty Minds. Well. The beginning was a slow burn (but Culture novels tend to have weird pacing), but this was still very enjoyable.

If you like music and , consider checking out fantasy-hive.co.uk/category/fe, where you can find playlists for a couple of fantasy novels. That's a really cool idea! Some books I just want to enjoy on my own, but for others, an accompanying playlist would be pretty nice.

Sadly, this one is not on GoodReads, but I enjoyed Old Paint (clarkesworldmagazine.com/lindh). It's got a nice, realistic voice, and relateable characters. It's no world changing scifi, but it's nice nonetheless.

Goddamnit, I just found out/remembered/looked up that the dying words of Boromir ("My brother. My captain. My king.") are a movie invention, and weren't there in the book.

My list of recommendations in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, containing only non-(white,male) authors. 14 authors I genuinely like or love, who have moved me or my worldview with their writing: rixx.de/blog/sff-perspectives/

(Let me know if you have recommendations or think I'm missing something!)

I read a couple of short stories as a filler, and am now finally starting Surface Detail, by Iain Banks. Second-to-last part of Culture for me, oh noes! It starts of pretty gruesome, let's see where this goes.

I was asked for book recommendations from non-(white, male) authors. Even with Fediverse character limits I had to write a thread, so I put them into a blog post.

SFF Perspectives โ€“ 14 recommended authors: rixx.de/blog/sff-perspectives/

Just finished Wool Omnibus, and I liked it! Kinda depressing, but a good spin on post-apocalyptic human settlements. Never too predictable, and no huge predictable arcs. Good scifi.

(Not going to read the next part, though โ€“ I have too much to read as it is, and people keep saying that the second part is not as good as the first one.)

I just finished Blindsight and Holy Moly, what a book!

In 2019, I'll pull back my aims to a total of 50 read books/stories. I'm feeling very tired about everything right now, so this seems a good choice.

I started the year off with two very good, very touching, very lovely books, though: I've read another part of the Murderbot Diaries (which continue to be nice), and then I was completely pulled away by Down Among the Sticks and Bones (part 2 of the Wayward Children series). A good way to start the year!

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