Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy of the 20th Century
In part two of our discussion on diverse sci-fi and fantasy, we turn our attention to the later half of the 20th century, when the field opened up a little more to BIPOC and queer authors.
This is a huge topic and we couldn’t possibly cover everyone, so here’s a list of recommended authors who we didn’t get a chance to discuss in depth in this episode:
  • Josephine Saxton
  • Virginia Hamilton
  • Kate Wilhelm
  • D. C. Fontana
  • Margaret Brundage (artist, the famous cover artist for Weird Tales)
  • Rachel Pollack
  • Jean-Marie Stine
  • Somtow Sucharitkul (S. P. Somtow)
  • Ernest Hogan
  • R. Garcia y Robertson
  • Elizabeth A. Lynn
  • C. L. Moore
  • Leigh Brackett
  • Kit Reed
  • James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon)
  • Rosel George Brown
  • Joanna Russ
  • Nicola Griffith
  • Suzy McKee Charnas
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • Tananarive Due
  • Samuel R. Delany (duh)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (duh)
  • Octavia Butler (duh)
  • Katherine MacLean
  • Wilmar Shiras
  • Judith Merril
  • Andre Norton
  • Tom Disch
  • Mildred Clingerman
  • Zenna Henderson
  • C. J. Cherryh
  • David Gerrold
  • Tanith Lee
  • Margaret St. Clair
  • Carol Emshwiller
  • Michelle Sagara West
  • Geoff Ryman
  • Ellen Kushner
  • Delia Sherman
  • Vonda MacIntyre
  • Marta Randall
  • Pauline Hopkins
  • Sheri S. Tepper

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