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Fantasy Novels for people sensitive to humans being terrible
[Original Thread](https://twitter.com/rbxbx/status/604492988065169408)
Specific Novels / Series
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Closer to Home, The Fairy Godmother - Mercedes Lackey
The Earthsea Trilogy, The Dispossessed (SF) - Ursula K. Le Guin
Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb
The Killing Moon – N. K. Jemisin
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison
Karen Memory – Elizabeth Bear
Shards of Honor - Lois McMaster Bujold (SF)
The Iron Council - China Mieville
Grass - Sheri Tepper (SF)
The Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey (SF)
Song of the Lioness, The Immortals - Tamora Pierce
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles - Patricia Wrede
Among Others - Jo Walton
Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie (SF)
Misc Authors
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KL Peters
Kameron Hurley
Octavia Butler (SF)
Gail Carriger
Acceptable Dude-Penned Books
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Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett
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rbxbx commented Jul 6, 2015

Only author on this list I've actually read before is Mercedes Lackey, who I quite enjoyed in ~middle school. List will probably change as I work through some of it.

Also, I tended to select towards my biases (best I could, without reading yet!)

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modality commented Jul 6, 2015

Hey there, China Mieville is pretty un-terrible, check out "The Iron Council".

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michalsen commented Jul 6, 2015

I would like to comment/link to this on a writing/technolgoy podcast tonight. It is an interesting list and would like to see it grow. If you have a social media (i.e. twitter) you woul like attached with a link to this gist I would be happy to post that as well. Thank you

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MaxMartin commented Jul 6, 2015

Sheri Tepper is a bit more on the SF side but her stuff is good. I view Grass as kind of a feminist response to Dune. Laurie Marks's Fire Logic is one I have queued up, looks good but obviously don't know for myself yet.

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rbxbx commented Jul 6, 2015

@michalsen twitter is the same as GH (and the thread linked up top). Do with this info what you will. Look forward to seeing what people add!

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rbxbx commented Jul 6, 2015

@modality @MaxMartin – thanks! Unfamiliar with both. Will add.

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akahn commented Jul 6, 2015

Octavia Butler

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rbxbx commented Jul 6, 2015

@akahn any good/standout introductory books from her in your mind?

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copiousfreetime commented Jul 6, 2015

@rbxbx Pretty much everything from Tamora Pierce, I've read all of Song of the Lioness and The Immortals. I can also recommend The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede.

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copiousfreetime commented Jul 6, 2015

Anything by Gail Carriger

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