If science fiction/fantasy is not for you, it's not for you. But if you liked the idea but gave up on it because it was the province of straight white men, let me recommend you take another look: the Hugo and Nebula award candidates are full of amazing stuff like N. K. Jemisin's Stone Sky series, Yoon-Ha Lee's Machineries of Empire, Aliette de Bodard's The Tea Master and the Detective, and Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver.


@efi Indeed Le Guin was an exception, in that she was a different voice. But reading her "The Left Hand of Darkness" now is very strange - it feels like it's trying to convince of something we accepted a couple of decades ago. (Fair enough, it was written longer ago than that.) But we are fighting different battles now. And indeed her newer work is about more current issues. She was a terrible loss.

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