This is my blog for my Winter Term project at Oberlin College: Diverse Fantastic Fiction.
I will be compiling a database of science fiction and fantasy books that demonstrate diversity in sexuality/gender, race, disability, and other aspects.
My hope is that this will both promote existing but less well-known books, and inspire authors to write more and publishers to make them available. I feel that too much of activists’ effort is spent criticizing popular books for not having enough diversity instead of finding the books that do and celebrating them. So that’s what I’m going to do.
I will keep updating the collection after January, but by the end of the month I hope to have a select list of 100 books that represents a good cross-section of my database. These will be added to the Mudd Library collection and put on display later in Spring Semester.