19 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Novels by Women of Color You Must Read by Anjali Patel

Read: So far from God, The Gilda Stories

Read and loved: Parable of the Sower, Ash, Salt Fish Girl

Must read as soon as possible: The Summer Prince, The Salt Road, The Stars Change, The Lost Girl

Check out the full list by Anjali Patel here:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/akpatel462/19-must-read-science-fiction-and-fantasy-novels-by-15qst#.ltomo82a6

Best Bargain Book: Octavia E. Butler’s Survivor for $2

Best bargain book: Octavia E. Butler’s out-of-print Survivor for $2 at a used book store.

Obviously they didn’t know what they had. I found Survivor, along with Xenogenesis and one of my favorite novels by Tananarive Due, unceremoniously stacked with a huge lot of fantasy books.

Meanwhile, the Stephen King and Dean Koontz books were in nice, neat rows in the front. Privileging of white, male authors? Chicken or egg? I don’t know. But I was so happy to find that book, and I enjoyed Survivor, even if Butler didn’t think it one of her best.