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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Best Classic Science Fiction Not Written by a Cis Het White Man (Nominations Needed)

What is the very best science fiction book or series written by a woman or POC or member of the LGBTQ+ community that is from 1997 or earlier?

Today we had a Patreon appeal post across social media, and tomorrow I have a full day planned at a new side gig. (Job #4 if you're keeping track–though this one is probably going to be very sporadic and may phase out the pet sitting when it finally does hit.) So don't expect anything until Thursday. In the meantime, we need your input!

The poll is going up probably next week. We need more nominations and seconds, so there might be at least one more call after this one.

Please check this post if you have any questions about the limiting factors of this poll.

All the rules are here

That link (above) is ALSO the place to leave any new nominations or seconds. PLEASE do not leave them here. I need them all in one place. Please remember to second even if a title already has a second. I am no longer doing several elimination rounds–at most I will do a single semifinal round. Therefore a number of titles between eight and twenty with the MOST seconds will go on to the poll.


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  2. Eleanor Arnason

    A Woman of the Iron People

  3. I'm afraid my knowledge of such things is woefully lacking, mainly because I'm such an incredibly slow reader. But of the things I have read... I suppose I would nominate Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.