There’s a call these days from Big Publishing for more diversity in science fiction and fantasy, and that’s a good thing. But I grew up on SF/F in the 1970s, and I can tell you diversity has been a major impetus in the field, especially with the work of the great 1970s feminist writers. They made gender and race speculative, sociological issues as the subject of SF/F beginning way back when.

Look up the works of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Vonda MacIntyre, Kate Wilhelm, Elizabeth Lynn, James Tiptree Jr. (aka Alice Sheldon) and you’ll find plenty of thought-provoking, great SF/F addressing issues of diversity.

Other writers emerging in the late 1980s have been influenced by the early pioneers, including Pat Murphy, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Hand, Lisa Goldstein, Gwyneth Jones, and yours truly, Lisa Mason.

So there you have it, my friends. Big Publishers these days may sound like they’re frantically searching for works with diversity. In fact, for quite a few decades, they’ve had a bounty to publish.

From the author of Summer Of Love (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, and Sony.
Summer of Love
is also on Amazon.com in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, and Mexico.

The Gilded Age is on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Sony, and Smashwords.
The Gilded Age
is also on Amazon.com in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, and Mexico.

The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords.
The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series,
is also on Amazon.com in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, and Mexico.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is on US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo, Sony.
Strange Ladies: 7 Stories
is also on Amazon.com in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and India, and Mexico.

Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) includes all four books. On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.
Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery)
is also on Amazon.com in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, and Mexico.

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