Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Revisiting People of Color In Sci-Fi Romance



In November of 2011, I blogged about People of Color in science fiction romance. Or rather, their unfortunate underrepresentation in this genre. I crowdsourced a list of titles, but in light of Suleikha Snyder's guest post Mind the Queue: Privilege, Diversity and Romance, it's time to revisit the issue.

Over the past year I've read a few more SFR titles featuring PoC and have discovered a few more. I'm betting--hoping--there are other stories out there. 

Am I not discovering additional titles on my own because I'm not looking in the right places, or do the books lack metadata tags that would help search engines pick them up? Or maybe it's a combination of both?
 
My current goal is to update the list I started in 2011. The criteria is that a) the book is SFR and b) the hero and/or heroine is a PoC. 

Titles include print and digital-first releases. They range from old to new. Heat level ranges from sweet to erotic. The list also includes romantic SF titles. Apologies in advance if I overlooked a title I should have known about.

As before, I'd like your help crowdsourcing a bigger list. Provide a title in the comment section or you can email me: sfrgalaxy "at" gmail dot com. I'll update the list as I can. Titles are in alphabetical order by author.

Women of Steel series - Camille Anthony

IN ENEMY HANDS; WAR GAMES; A PIRATE'S PASSION; COMBAT; PRIME SUSPECT; "On Bliss," "Collateral Damage" - KS Augustin

HATHOR LEGACY: OUTCAST - Deborah A. Bailey

THE IRON DUKE; HEART OF STEEL; RIVETED – Meljean Brook

STRANGE LITTLE BAND - Vanessa Brooks and Nancy Brauer

Xenogenesis series; Patternist series; PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia E. Butler

WAY OUT OF CONTROL - Tatiana Caldwell

TO LOVE, ALWAYS - Helen Louise Caroll

COLD WARRIORS and ICE AND PEACE - Claire Dargin

THE FELIG CHRONICLES - P.J. Dean

BLUE GALAXY - Diane Dooley


ECHOES OF PASSION - Eilis Flynn

COMPROMISED and PRIMAL (Bk 2 of her Lycan series) - Nathalie Gray

IN DISCRETION - Reesa Herberth

KEIR; TETHERED - Pippa Jay

RAVYN'S AWAKENING - Sherri L. King

ASCENSION - Jacqueline Koyanagi

PHOENIX RISING and GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST - Corrina Lawson 

THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS - Karen Lord

CIMMERIAN CITY - Rae Lori




QUEENIE’S BRIGADE and FORTUNE CAT'S VISIT – Heather Massey

THE MARANN - Christie Meierz

THIEF and the Onic Empire series - Anitra Lynn Mcleod

SATURN'S CHILD - Nichelle Nichols with Margaret Wander Bonanno

ARMAGEDDON - Kaitlyn O'Connor

THE SEDUCTION OF THE PHOENIX - Michelle M. Pillow

NIGHT WHISPERS - Alisha Rai

MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR - Veronica Scott

SENSORY OVERLOAD - Areana Senoj

RED SHOES FOR LAB BLUES - D.B. Sieders

THE SPIRAL PATH - Lisa Paitz Spindler

Various characters from Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series


SKIES OF STEEL - Nico Rosso

RAJASTHANI MOON; GREEN CHEESE; QUARANTINE - Lisabet Sarai

SOMATESTHESIA - Ann Somerville

Joyfully yours,

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