Revisiting the Locus Recommended Reading List

Revisiting the Locus Recommended Reading List

Introduction In the year since I published my analysis of five years of data from the Locus Recommended Reading List, there has been additional work done by other organizations on the race component of this subject: the Fireside Fiction Company report on systemic anti-blackness in short fiction markets and the Fiyah Black SFF Writer Survey Report,...

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A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

Introduction Locus published their annual Recommended Reading List earlier this week.  I was looking at it and became curious about its composition. Then I became curious about possible trends in the Reading List and looked at the lists for the last five years, 2011 to 2015. I took the data from the Locus website and copied it into Excel so I could...

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