Gender Parity and Things In Lists, Jan-June 2014

In response to Rocket Talk: Gender Parity in the SFF Community.

Reviews actually published so far this year:

Mike Carey, Linda Carey, and Louise Carey, The House of War and Witness, June 2014, Strange Horizons
Greg van Eekhout, California Bones, June 2014,
Will McIntosh, Defenders, June 2014, Ideomancer
Stephanie Saulter, Binary, May 2014, Strange Horizons
Jaime Lee Moyer, Delia’s Shadow, May 2014,
Karen Healey, While We Run, May 2014,
Jane Lindskold, Artemis Awakening, May 2014,
Douglas Hulick, Sworn in Steel, May 2014,
Kelley Armstrong, Sea of Shadows, April 2014,
Seanan McGuire, Sparrow Hill Road, April 2014,
Patrick Weekes, Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, April 2014,
Brian Staveley, The Emperor’s Blades, March 2014, Intellectus Speculativus
Joanne Harris, The Gospel of Loki, March 2014, Strange Horizons
Peter Higgins, Truth and Fear, March 2014, Ideomancer
Rjurik Davidson, Unwrapped Sky, February 2014,
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse, February 2014, with Stefan Raets,
Mythic Delirium #30, February 2014, Strange Horizons
Anna Kashina, Blades of the Old Empire, February 2014,
David Drake, The Sea Without A Shore, February 2014,
Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor, February 2014,
Eric Flint and David Weber, Cauldron of Ghosts, February 2014,
Martha Wells, Emilie and the Sky World, February 2014,
Patricia Briggs, Night Broken, January 2014,
Marie Brennan, The Tropic of Serpents, January 2014,
Michelle Sagara, Touch, January 2014,
David Weber, Like A Mighty Army, January 2014,
Amalie Howard, The Almost Girl, January 2014,
Barbara Hambly, The Kindred of Darkness, January 2014,
Sharon Lee, Carousel Sun, January 2014,

Ratio authors F:M = 16.6666:11.3333, not counting the reviewed magazine.

I don’t receive copies of Vector, to which I have also submitted reviews, so I don’t know what has actually appeared this year or not.

Books discussed at length but not technically paid reviews:

Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Djinni,
Malinda Lo, Adaptation and Inheritance,
Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars, and Steles of the Sky,

Ratio F:M = 3:1

Books discussed in brief:
Hodgell, Britain, Sebold, Larke, Garcia, Moon, Saulter
Okorafor, McDougall, Elliott, Huang
Bear, Ross, Wright, Wells
Addison, Coates, Vaughn, Jones, McGuire

Ratio F:M = 20:0 – which, since these were for Sleeps With Monsters, is Deeply Unsurprising.

Books read in 2014.

I’m not going back and counting individual instances for a ratio of F:M:Publicly Nonbinary, since this is to mainly satisfy my own curiosity.

Review copies received this year can be found by searching the pictures tag here. Again, not counting.

I fairly suck at reading works in translation, or by authors from outside US/CAN/UK/IRE/AUS/NZ backgrounds. Also suck at reading works by people of colour, although I think I’m doing a little better on that count this year than last. Something to keep track of.

2 thoughts on “Gender Parity and Things In Lists, Jan-June 2014

  1. Aw, wish I could get a count of review copies without actually doing the work. Would be curious at the ratio. I know mine is very heavy male but my sample size is much smaller than yours.

  2. Doing the work *is* the difficult part, Nathan! But my feeling is that I get something like parity in publisher-provided review copies. But that’s because I *ask*, especially for the column. (I go out and buy stuff to cover in the column, when I can’t get a review copy and I can afford it and think it’s important.) Ace sends me nothing directly, so anything that comes to me from them comes via assigned reviews. I get most of what I ask for from the other folks, but keeping up enough to know what to ask for? That’s work.

    Unsolicited arrivals generally come from Tor US and from Orbit US. The former skews more guy in the unsolicited category, which means that my unsolicited review copy stack generally skews to M.

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