SIDEBAR: I'd like to thank Saladin for this column, which I hope is a recurring feature for a long time.
You say that as if "talented" writers all have equal access to the market (publishing houses, editors, best-sellers lists) or that all talented individuals have equal insight into different worlds. Neither of those things is true. Pushing oneself beyond the best-sellers lists to read different perspectives on the…
Vote with your dollars,
But no one is saying "never read a book by a straight cis white man again." They are merely saying "focus on something else for a change."
First of all, it's awesome to see you writing for Gizmodo! I loved Throne of the Cresent Moon!
I've been doing this challenge for my personal reading this year and I'd like to share some of my recent recommendations if anyone's looking for something: