My friend Jessica and I are going to be tackling Hodderscape’s 2019 challenge but in 2020. You will be seeing posts from her as we’ve decided to tackle our book selections together. Here is the list we’re planning on reading for the year.
|A book based on mythology or folklore||The Sisters Grimm||Merena van Praag|
|A non-fiction book by a SFF author||Broken Places and Outer Spaces||Nnedi Okorafor|
|A work of sci-fi or fantasy in translation||Thus Were Their Faces||Silvia Ocampo|
|A book being adapted for movie or TV in 2019/2020||TBD|
|A novel featuring dragons||Turning Darkness into Light||Marie Brennan|
|A work of sci-fi by a woman or non-binary author||Chilling Effect||Valerie Valdes|
|A book told from multiple character POVs||Docile||K.M. Szpara|
|A book with a non-human protagonist||The City We Became||N.K. Jemisin|
|A retelling of a classic fairytale||Girls Made of Snow and Glass||Melissa Bashardoust|
|A book set in a dystopian future||Riot Baby||Tochi Onyebuchi|
|A book set on a different planet or space station||A Memory Called Empire||Arkady Martine|
|A book inspired by real-world history||Creatures of Want and Ruin||Molly Tanzer|
Our first book for January is going to be A Memory Called Empire. It’s on the longer side so we are going to start out strong. It’s a space opera where most of the characters are queer. Huzzah! I also found this article on Strange Horizons with the author Arkady Martine which was pretty fascinating. Jessica and I will report back at the end of January with our thoughts. Also if you’re interested in following along, we’ll be using the hashtag #JKShenanigansSFF
Do you have any suggestions for 2019/2020 adaptions? Let us know in the comments. We are trying to veer away from the straight cis white dudes if possible.