elloellenoh:

paninyas:

this list has been brewing for a few weeks and now is as good a time as any to post it. although it’s by no means comprehensive and is really only the tip of the iceberg, here are (in no particular order) 30 speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian) books written by women of color

  1. Dawn by Octavia Butler
  2. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
  3. Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell
  4. Mindscape by Andrea Hairston
  5. Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  6. Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
  7. The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
  8. Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
  9. Half World by Hiromi Goto
  10. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  11. Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
  12. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  13. The Iron King by Julie Kawaga
  14. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  15. Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
  16. Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe
  17. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  18. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  19. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
  20. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  21. Filter House (short stories) by Nisi Shawl
  22. Huntress by Malinda Lo
  23. Legend by Marie Lu
  24. Signal Red by Rimi B. Chatterjee
  25. The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  26. The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano
  27. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
  28. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
  29. Ascension by Kara Dalkey

update: kate elliot is not actually a woman of color and i’m confused as to how she ended up on this list :(

I see these lists go by and I always sigh because I’m not included again, and then I shrug and do nothing. And I realize I’m part of the problem for doing that. So let me include my book and others by wonderful POC women authors not on this list who write spec fic (sci fi, fantasy, dystopian)

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Shatter me by Taheri Mafi

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley

Living Violet by Jaime Reed

The Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie Liu

Into the Wise Dark by Neesha Meminger

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti

The Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi Ono

If you see any I’ve missed, please add! I hope we can compile a more comprehensive list at some point.

(Source: lennykravitzscarf, via teen-stuff-at-the-library)

queen-of-bees-deactivated201309 asked: SAAAAAAAAM. Whats up? How's work today? Any annoying old women?

Work was pretty tame today. Highlight: cleaning the betta fish tanks.

Mount Laurel Library presents… FANDOMCON!
Saturday, July 6, 1-4PM For teens in grades 7-12. Enjoy a day of fandom fun! 
Meeting Room 11PM: Console Gaming featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Just Dance 2PM: Table Top games: Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon, DS Gaming (bring your own cards & devices.)
Meeting Room 21PM: Anime Screenings: Ouran High School Host Club, No. 6,  The Fuccons2PM: Big Bang Theory2:30PM: Book Crush : Fall in love with your next favorite book and introduce others to your favorite reads! 
Craft Room All day: Enjoy our Fandom Lounge! Post your Fan Art on our Wall of Fame, Share your favorite Tumblr, Tabletop fandom discussions, Snacks!
Meeting Rooms  1 & 23PM: Cosplay Parade with prizes!3:30PM: Character Dating Game with raffle prizes!

 

Mount Laurel Library presents… FANDOMCON!

Saturday, July 6, 1-4PM For teens in grades 7-12. 
Enjoy a day of fandom fun! 

Meeting Room 1
1PM: Console Gaming 
featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Just Dance 
2PM: Table Top games: Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon, DS Gaming (bring your own cards & devices.)

Meeting Room 2
1PM: Anime Screenings: Ouran High School Host Club, No. 6,  The Fuccons
2PM: Big Bang Theory
2:30PM: Book Crush : Fall in love with your next favorite book and introduce others to your favorite reads! 

Craft Room
All day: 
Enjoy our Fandom Lounge! Post your Fan Art on our Wall of Fame, Share your favorite Tumblr, Tabletop fandom discussions, Snacks!

Meeting Rooms  1 & 2
3PM: Cosplay Parade with prizes!
3:30PM: Character Dating Game with raffle prizes!

 

Looking for Alaska graffiti seen in the Barnes & Noble bathroom.

Looking for Alaska graffiti seen in the Barnes & Noble bathroom.

fishingboatproceeds:

bbc-bestbromancecompany:

Nerdfighter Benedict? Or just failed Vulcan?

As far as I can tell, there are eight possibilities here. (I’ve spent a fair bit of time thinking about this.)
1. Benedict Cumberbatch is a hardcore nerdfighter and when Martin Freeman threw up a gang sign, Cumberbatch was like, “I have one of those.”
2. Cumberbatch, who obviously has a relationship with Star Trek, just naturally changed the Vulcan sign (pulling in the thumbs, turning the palms inward, crossing the arms) in precisely the same way that I happened to change the Vulcan sign when I first made the nerdfighter sign in the halcyon days of 2007.
3. One of the interns on set who has gained the trust of Benedict Cumberbatch was like, “If you do your hands like this, the Internet will get really excited.” And so he did.
4. BBC, in their infinite wisdom, staged the entire photo and Cumberbatch was taught the nerdfighter sign (I MEAN LOOK AT THE PERFECTION OF HIS NERDFIGHTER SIGN! He seems so comfortable and confident in it, almost as if it is muscle memory, almost as if he has flashed it to his laptop screen on hundreds of occasions in the past, but I digress) and this photograph was staged to get people psyched for Sherlock, although what tiny segment of nerdfighteria is not already psyched for Sherlock? Also, if this is the case, who is Martin Freeman trying to advertise to? Residents of the West Side?
5. Benedict Cumberbatch has a relative or a friend who is a nerdfighter and so he is passingly familiar with nerdfighteria and liked what he has seen and wanted to make us all very happy.
6. The nerdfighter sign also happens to be the hand sign of some obscure English gang with which I am unfamiliar called like The East London Wanderers or The Slightly Intimidating Liverpudlians or whatever.
7. Nerdfighteria actually figures in the plot of the new season of Sherlock. Perhaps a nerdfighter has been (wrongly no doubt!) accused of a murder.
8. Benedict Cumberbatch was playing some kind of British version of Rock Paper Scissors against two invisible opponents, and he went double scissors (as any smart person would).

fishingboatproceeds:

bbc-bestbromancecompany:

Nerdfighter Benedict? Or just failed Vulcan?

As far as I can tell, there are eight possibilities here. (I’ve spent a fair bit of time thinking about this.)

1. Benedict Cumberbatch is a hardcore nerdfighter and when Martin Freeman threw up a gang sign, Cumberbatch was like, “I have one of those.”

2. Cumberbatch, who obviously has a relationship with Star Trek, just naturally changed the Vulcan sign (pulling in the thumbs, turning the palms inward, crossing the arms) in precisely the same way that I happened to change the Vulcan sign when I first made the nerdfighter sign in the halcyon days of 2007.

3. One of the interns on set who has gained the trust of Benedict Cumberbatch was like, “If you do your hands like this, the Internet will get really excited.” And so he did.

4. BBC, in their infinite wisdom, staged the entire photo and Cumberbatch was taught the nerdfighter sign (I MEAN LOOK AT THE PERFECTION OF HIS NERDFIGHTER SIGN! He seems so comfortable and confident in it, almost as if it is muscle memory, almost as if he has flashed it to his laptop screen on hundreds of occasions in the past, but I digress) and this photograph was staged to get people psyched for Sherlock, although what tiny segment of nerdfighteria is not already psyched for Sherlock? Also, if this is the case, who is Martin Freeman trying to advertise to? Residents of the West Side?

5. Benedict Cumberbatch has a relative or a friend who is a nerdfighter and so he is passingly familiar with nerdfighteria and liked what he has seen and wanted to make us all very happy.

6. The nerdfighter sign also happens to be the hand sign of some obscure English gang with which I am unfamiliar called like The East London Wanderers or The Slightly Intimidating Liverpudlians or whatever.

7. Nerdfighteria actually figures in the plot of the new season of Sherlock. Perhaps a nerdfighter has been (wrongly no doubt!) accused of a murder.

8. Benedict Cumberbatch was playing some kind of British version of Rock Paper Scissors against two invisible opponents, and he went double scissors (as any smart person would).

tiefighters:

akaStarWarsKid: Happy Star Wars Day everyone!

tiefighters:

akaStarWarsKidHappy Star Wars Day everyone!

I found this on my desk and have no recollection of it whatsoever. I can only conclude that I have seen The Silence… In the library.

I found this on my desk and have no recollection of it whatsoever. I can only conclude that I have seen The Silence… In the library.

mllteens:

Hey!  Have you ever considered doing this for our library?  I would enjoy it!

http://stoneheartedkilljoy.tumblr.com/post/48219021345/thelostsunprincess-b-ridgett-this-is-so

YES! I actually really want to do this in our library. A lot of libraries do it for Valentine’s Day, but I don’t know if I want to wait that long.

Hey!  Have you ever considered doing this for our library?  I would enjoy it!

http://stoneheartedkilljoy.tumblr.com/post/48219021345/thelostsunprincess-b-ridgett-this-is-so

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