Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ten overlooked books by women in 2016

At Literary Hub, Bethanne Patrick tagged ten 2016 books by women that deserve more attention, including:
Everfair, Nisi Shawl

Sometimes a book gets overlooked because it’s in a genre that many reviewers overlook. While Nisi Shawl’s Everfair has gotten some attention this year, it deserves a great deal more, because here is a steampunk/science-fiction/alternate-history book for feminists set in Africa and written like a dream. Not only is the writing fantastic, it’s done from multiple perspectives. What would the Congo look like if colonizing Belgians had met up with more tech-savvy indigenous inhabitants? An important read.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Writers Read: Nisi Shawl (October 2016).

--Marshal Zeringue