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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

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

SECOND update: after so many reblogs debating as to whether or not kara dalkey is actually a woman of color (i had assumed from her features and work that she was mixed-race japanese) she has been removed from this list. which brings it down to 28. however i’d like to thank everyone for putting this list out there and giving these authors the attention they deserve :’)

Reblogging for Sci-Fi and Fantasy followers looking for more recommendations.


But seriously do you ever think that all those who died in the battle of Hogwarts probably went on the chocolate frogs’ cards . And Teddy opening one before going on the train to Hogwarts and seeing his parents smiling at him, so they were actually there to see him off on his first year.









so oxygen went on a date with potassium today…it went OK.

i thought oxygen was dating magnesium…OMg

actually oxygen first asked nitrogen out, but nitrogen was all like “NO”

I thought oxygen had that double bond with the hydrogen twins

looks like someone’s a HO


i’m done with all of you

So I finally found the science side


When you flip bats upside down they become exceptionally sassy dancers [x].


Rami Kadi (via Neonscope)


Rami Kadi (via Neonscope)



whats that feel when no bf

Relief and freedom


Faceclaim Masterpost: Numair Salmalín nee Arram Draper

from the wiki

He is described as being six feet five inches tall, with a swarthy complexion, long, wavy raven black hair, brown eyes, a long nose and a powerful build.

  • Jeff Goldblum (Circa 1986 & the actual visual inspiration for Numair), Actor (American of Jewish descent)
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy, Actor (American of Indian heritage)
  • Mahesh Jadu, Actor (Australian of Indian heritage)

Kel scrambled for another argument, any argument, she could use. She looked at the white-faced, swaying Merric. “He should be in bed still!” she cried. “You had to tie him to his horse to get him this far!”

Merric smiled. “But I’m really *well* tied,” he explained in a tone of utmost reason. “I slept most of the way here.”

Tamora Pierce, Lady Knight, Protector of the Small


Fic where all of the Avengers are trying to teach tech stuff to Steve (especially Tony who just gets so annoyed at his apparent tech incompetence) but he just seems super hopeless at it until one day one of them stumbles across a youtube account that’s filled with a series of videos titled ‘How Long Can I Keep My Friends Convinced I Have No Idea What Technology Is’ and it turns out he’s been gaming them for YT hits for months.


STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: a modern spin on a retro look | styled by @gigi1042 #hairinspiration #hairstyle #hairstylist #haircut #fingerwaves #purplehair #trialsntresses #styleseat #carolsdaughter #curlbox


STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: a modern spin on a retro look | styled by @gigi1042 #hairinspiration #hairstyle #hairstylist #haircut #fingerwaves #purplehair #trialsntresses #styleseat #carolsdaughter #curlbox


On a scale from Henry Mills to Henry Parrish, how well would you handle being given up by your parents, then imprisoned for years under a curse?


10X10 meme

Ten female characters

9/10: Abigail “Abbie” Mills