“Frequently” is a bit of an exaggeration – really this is more like “Occasionally (maybe once or twice) Asked Questions.”
Are you going to do this forever?
This is a temporary project. However, I do hope to continue to read more diversely and thoughtfully.
Why don’t you choose the books you are reading based on the merits of the book itself, rather than the identity of the author?
Well, I did just that for most of my life, and my SFF reading was largely limited to male authors (and overwhelmingly, white ones). Since the works of female authors are less reviewed and less well publicized, I think that without making a specific, intentional effort, I have been upholding the status quo of marginalization. Aside from that, though, I *am* still choosing books based on their merits, as well as my own taste – there are still tons of books to choose from, in a variety of genres and styles.
Is this project just about science fiction and fantasy, or all books in general?
I am limiting it to SFF… although realistically, that is most of what I read anyway.
What counts as science fiction and fantasy?
I’m going to say that anything that could be classified under the umbrella of speculative fiction is included; sci-fi, fantasy, alternate histories, post-apocalyptic, horror, utopian and dystopian literature… I’m taking it broadly.