r/fantasy Bingo 2017

r/fantasy bingo 2017 challenge runs from April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017. I took last years challenge of three cards and raise it to four. This years challenge contains a small press, indie and self-published card, a women in fantasy card, an authors of colour and Indigenous authors card, and a queer and trans authors and characters card. A minimum of 50% of all books must be written by authors of colour and Indigenous authors.


Goodreads Book of the Month: Hollow World, by Michael J. Sullivan/ The Whitefire Crossing, by Courtney Schafer/ Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

Graphic Novel/Audiobook: The Abominable Charles Christopher Vol. 1by Karl Kerschl/ Monstress, Vol. 1: The Awakening, by Marjorie Liu/ Namesake, by Isabelle Melançon & Megan Lavey-Heaton / One Hundred Nights of Hero, by Isabel Greenberg

Time Travel: The Liminal War, by Ayize Jama-Everett/ Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler/ The Girl From Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig/ The Temple of My Familiar, by Alice Walker

Published in 2017: City of Strife, by Claudie Arseneault/ The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden/ Hadriana in All My Dreams, by René Depestre/Peter Darling, by Austin Chant

Debut Fantasy Novel: Walking on Knives, by Maya Chhabra/ The Girl From the Well, by Rin Chupeco/ The Star-Touched Queen, by Roshani Choski/ Ash, by Malinda Lo

Non-Fiction Fantasy Related Book: The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, edited by Leonard S. Marcus/ The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lapore/ The Jewel-Hinged Jaw, by Samuel R. Delaney/ Queer Universes: Sexualities and Science Fiction, edited by Wendy Gay Pearson & Veronica Hollinger

On Your TBR For Over a Year: Engraved on the Eye, by Saladin Ahmed/ The House of the Spirits, by Isabelle Allende/ Beloved, by Toni Morrison/ When Fox is a Thousand, by Larissa Lai

Award Winning Novel: Maleficium, by Martine Desjardines/ The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin/ The Back of the Turtle, by Thomas King/ Kappa Child, by Hiromi Goto

Dystopian/(Post-)Apocalyptic/Dying Earth: The Queue, by Basma Abdel Aziz/ The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin/ American War, by Omar El Akkad/ Chameleon Moon, by RoAnna Sylver

r/fantasy Underread/Underrated: The Winged Histories, by Sofia Samatar/ The House of Binding Thorns, by Aliette de Bodard/ Kabu Kabu, by Nnedi Okorafor/ White is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi

Horror: Ghost Summer, by Tananarive Due/ She Walks in Shadows, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia/ Hammers on Bone, by Cassandra Khaw/ Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Desert Setting: Cold Hillside, by Nancy Baker/ The Diviner, by Melanie Rawn/ An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir/ Swan’s Braid and Other Tales of Terizan, by Tanya Huff

Square from 2015/16 Bingo (Sci-fi): The Stars Change, by Mary Anne Mohanraj/ Warchild, by Karin Lowachee/ Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation, edited by Ken Liu/ Ascension, by Jacqueline Koyanagi

Self-Published: They Mostly Come Out at Night, by Benedict Patrick/ Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Clockwork Suitor, by L.C. Mawson/ Thorn, by Intisar Khanani/ The Warrior’s Path, by Catherine M. Wilson

Non-Human Protagonist: Memoirs of a Polar Bear, by Yoko Tawada/ Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie/ Slave to Sensation, by Nalini Singh/ The Gilda Stories, by Jewelle L. Gómez

Sequel: Will Do Magic for Small Change, by Andrea Hairston/ First Rider’s Call, by Kristin Britain/ The Foretelling of Georgie Spider, by Ambelin Kwaymullina/ A Taste of Honey, by Kai Ashante Wilson

AMA Author/Writer of the Day: The Demons We See, by Krista D. Ball/ The Galaxy Game, by Karen Lord/ The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu/ An Accident of Stars, by Foz Meadows

Fantasy of Manners: Larkspur: A Necromancer’s Romance, by V.M. Jaskiernia/ The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addinson/ Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho/ Daughter of Mystery, by Heather Rose Jones

Featuring Dragons: Nice Dragons Finish Last, by Rachel Aaron/ Prophecy, by Ellen Oh/ Cast in Shadow, by Michelle Sagara/ Climbing the Date Palm, by Shira Glassman

New Weird: Arm of the Sphinx, by Josiah Bancroft/ Palimpest, by Catherynne M. Valente/ Age of Blight, by Kristine Ong Muslim/ The Stars Are Legion, by Kameron Hurley

Seafaring: Burning Brightby Melissa McShane/ Treason’s Shore, by Sherwood Smith/ Jaeth’s Eye, by K.S. Villoso/ The Abyss Surrounds Us, by Emily Skrutskie

Steampunk: Ghost in the Cogs: Steam-Powered Ghost Stories, edited by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski/ Everfair, by Nisi Shawl/ The Sea is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia, edited by Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng/ Karen Memory, by Elizabeth Bear

Five Fantasy Short Stories: Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation, edited by Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland/ Thus Were Their Faces: Stories, by Silvina Ocampo/ Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories, by Drew Hayden Taylor/ Tremontaine: The Complete Season One, by Ellen Kushner and others

r/fantasy Author Appreciation Post: Where the World Wounds, by Kiini Ibura Salaam/ Foreigner, by C.J. Cherryh/ The Wild Blue and the Gray, by William Sanders/ The Salt Roads, by Nalo Hopkinson

Older Protagonist (50+): A Moonlit Task, by Tom Hansen/ Black Wolves, by Kate Elliot/ The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro/ Raven Stratagemby Yoon Ha Lee