I am concocting a Plan for my 2016 reading list. It requires careful planning and preparation. I am not ready to discuss this plan in detail quite yet, but I will happily ask for your (read: the internet’s) help with some of that plan. (And you’ll probably get an idea of the shape of this plan as a result as well as a notion on why I’m not ready to come right out and say what the plan is.)
Do you have any international SFF novel recommendations for me? Pretty please?
For the purpose of this request I am defining ‘international SFF novel’ as “Anything written by someone not born and/or raised in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand”. It can be translated from another language or originally written in English, but it has to be a novel. And ideally available as ebook globally.
This means that anthologies like The Apex Book of World SF series are out. The Tor.com stand-alone releases are out. Story collections by international authors are out.
Why am I limiting the request this way? Because I don’t have any trouble finding books by authors from those areas of the world. (Although sometimes they don’t have ebook versions available and I wail.) It’s everywhere else that I’m struggling to find books from and thus need help with.
So please help? Throw recommendations for international SFF (translated or not) at me. I’ll reveal my grand plan in December and, if I feel I need to, I will probably repeat this repeat this request a few times so apologies in advance if you get tired of hearing me plead for book recommendations.