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Twenty Core Speculative Fiction Works Featuring Gingers (Cosmic or Otherwise) Every True SF Fan Should Have On Their Shelves

As with the previous core lists, here are twenty Speculative Fiction Works featuring remarkable red heads chosen entirely on the basis of merit and significance to the field1. And the colour of at least one significant character’s hair. No implication is intended that these are the only twenty books you should consider2.



Persons unfamiliar with one or two of the works, congratulations! You’re one of today’s Ten Thousand!

1: There are two filtering rules:

  • Only one work per author per list

  • Any given work by a particular author can appear on only one list. A given author may, however, have works on various lists but each instance of their work will be unique. Unless I screw up.

2: NO IMPLICATION IS INTENDED THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY TWENTY BOOKS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER.


Comments

  • Charles Stross

    Strong rec (which I have <em>only just discovered</em> and am halfway through): <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Oddjobs-Heide-Goody-ebook/dp/B01GVT13XQ/">Oddjobs</a> by Heide Goody and Iain Grant. Very British, very dry humor, sort of like if Jodi Taylor ("Chronicles of St Mary's") had independently invented the Laundry Files. Features an ancient alien elder god with a thing about redheads (including one of the civil servant/protagonists) ...

  • James Nicoll

    Thank you.

  • Randall

    Both "Book of Three" links lead to the same book.

    • James Nicoll

      AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH. Thank you. Fixed.

  • Bonnie McDaniel

    No Darkover books?

    (Although I would certainly understand why, if not.)

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