Remember that NPR top 100 list? The panel has taken all the suggestions and narrowed them down to a few hundred titles, and now you can pick your top 10 in a poll. (Tickyboxes!)
Not putting my picks here because they’re super-predictable, but have the numbers! Possibly off by a few, I am only human. Lo, marvel at how far we’ve come. -_-
- 237 titles by 165 authors
- 127 men and 38 women (about 23% women)
- 4 authors of colour, as far as I know (about 2.4% POC)
- …of whom two are women, Octavia Butler and N. K. Jemisin* (about 1.2% WOC)
- …in other words, about 95% of the women authors are white
- …and about 76% of the authors are white and male.
Authors with 3 titles or more (female, POC):
|Philip K. Dick||5|
|Arthur C. Clarke||4|
|Guy Gavriel Kay||3|
|Ursula K. LeGuin||3|
* I find it a little odd that Jemisin is the only other woman author of colour on the list—there are several other WOC authors with more or equally established careers. However, she’s gotten popular most recently so maybe that accounts for fandom’s collective amnesia?
I suppose we should be glad that there is now enough room for two women authors of colour?