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tesserewhon ([personal profile] tesserewhon) wrote2010-01-22 12:17 am

Reading Challenges

Awesome possum! Thanks to my lovely friend, Jules, and various sci-fi/fantasy sites, I’ve now got a goodly number of authors to try out from various continents. For some reason, I think Australia might be the difficult one to fulfill. It’s exciting, though. I’m thinking that I might cheat a little, and instead of having two books set in either of the Arctics, I might read two books of Middle Eastern origin, which will be considerably easier and give me more variety to choose from. Anyways, let’s see what I’ve got so far

Nalo Hopkinsons: “Midnight Robber”, “Brown Girl in the Ring”, “The Salt Roads” – Jamaican Canadian (North America)

Rabih Alamaddine: “Koolaids: the Art of War” – Lebanese American (Middle East/Asia)

Nisi Shawl: “Filter House” – Seattle, Washington (North America)

Vandana Singth: “The Woman Who Thought She was a Planet And Other Stories” – Indian American (Asia)

Nnedi Okorafor: “Zahrah the Windseeker” – Nigerian-American (Africa)

Angélica Gorodischer: “Kalpa Imperial: the Greatest Empire that Never Was” – Argentinian (South America)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: “100 Years of Solitude” – (South America)

Paolo Bacigalupi: “The Windup Girl”, Colorado (North America)

N. K. Jemisin: “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” (North America)


Well enough, most of these are scifi/fantasy.

I believe I'll start with 100 Years of Solitue. Just because I've always meant to read it, and it should be fairly easy to get my hands on a copy. Here goes.