Sandstone

is creating thoughts about SFF

51

patrons

$93

per month
Hello!

I am a queer science fiction and fantasy fan in St. Louis, Missouri. I grew up reading my mom's fantasy paperbacks and wandering through used bookstores and book sales in the late 90s and 00s, slowly expanding my little hoard of books from then or a little earlier with a special focus on space opera and secondary world fantasy by women and queer authors.

The period from 1980 through 2000 was one of increasing diversity in SFF, with an increasing number of women, queer authors, and authors of color in the genre, but it's one we don't talk about too much today and I've been curious why. Your support through Patreon will help me raise awareness of backlist titles from this era and explore the history of the genre as I read and share what I learn from nonfiction about the genre!

I've been talking about SFF on Twitter for a while now, here are a few examples:

Two Hundred Space Operas By Women

Okay. One like, one space opera by (or cowritten by) a woman! (I may repeat authors if I get a lot but will try not to repeat within series) pic.twitter.com/hsKbwqNbbZ
— Sandstone (@quartzen) May 15, 2017

Kindness and Comfort in SFF Stories

ICYMI I wrote a meandering thread on stories and comfort yesterday sparked by the linked essay on My Neighbor Totoro (which is really good!) https://t.co/JgNnSiumJY
— Sandstone (@quartzen) March 16, 2017

A Few Book Recommendations

Hm, this tweet: one like = one book recommendation! Here's a hashtag if you want to rec books, stories, games, etc too! ^^ #onelikeonerec
— Sandstone (@quartzen) February 19, 2016

SFF Back in Print Ebook List

I maintain a (sporadically updated) list of ebook rereleases of backlist SFF, focusing on titles rereleased through self-publishing or small press rather than specific rerelease series like Gollancz SF Gateway, though I hope to eventually add those. imyril at x+1 contributed UK ebook availability information!
Tiers
Paperback
$1 or more per month
Access to IT CAME FROM THE BACKLIST, a weekly series of posts highlighting older SFF works you may not have heard of before!
Includes Discord rewards
Hardcover
$2 or more per month
Access to LITCRIT FROM ANOTHER PLANET, a weekly series of let's read posts exploring literary criticism in SFF, and IT CAME FROM THE BACKLIST, a weekly series of posts highlighting older SFF works you may not have heard of before!
Includes Discord rewards
Special Edition
$5 or more per month
Ask me your questions about backlist SFF and I'll do my best to answer in once-a-month Q&A sessions, and you will also get access to the LITCRIT FROM ANOTHER PLANET and IT CAME FROM THE BACKLIST posts!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$93 of $100 per month
GENRE GUIDEBOOK: At this level, I'll post public monthly "Where to Start" guides for authors or niches of the genre, all patrons will get to vote for what they want to see!
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Hello!

I am a queer science fiction and fantasy fan in St. Louis, Missouri. I grew up reading my mom's fantasy paperbacks and wandering through used bookstores and book sales in the late 90s and 00s, slowly expanding my little hoard of books from then or a little earlier with a special focus on space opera and secondary world fantasy by women and queer authors.

The period from 1980 through 2000 was one of increasing diversity in SFF, with an increasing number of women, queer authors, and authors of color in the genre, but it's one we don't talk about too much today and I've been curious why. Your support through Patreon will help me raise awareness of backlist titles from this era and explore the history of the genre as I read and share what I learn from nonfiction about the genre!

I've been talking about SFF on Twitter for a while now, here are a few examples:

Two Hundred Space Operas By Women

Okay. One like, one space opera by (or cowritten by) a woman! (I may repeat authors if I get a lot but will try not to repeat within series) pic.twitter.com/hsKbwqNbbZ
— Sandstone (@quartzen) May 15, 2017

Kindness and Comfort in SFF Stories

ICYMI I wrote a meandering thread on stories and comfort yesterday sparked by the linked essay on My Neighbor Totoro (which is really good!) https://t.co/JgNnSiumJY
— Sandstone (@quartzen) March 16, 2017

A Few Book Recommendations

Hm, this tweet: one like = one book recommendation! Here's a hashtag if you want to rec books, stories, games, etc too! ^^ #onelikeonerec
— Sandstone (@quartzen) February 19, 2016

SFF Back in Print Ebook List

I maintain a (sporadically updated) list of ebook rereleases of backlist SFF, focusing on titles rereleased through self-publishing or small press rather than specific rerelease series like Gollancz SF Gateway, though I hope to eventually add those. imyril at x+1 contributed UK ebook availability information!

Recent posts by Sandstone

Tiers
Paperback
$1 or more per month
Access to IT CAME FROM THE BACKLIST, a weekly series of posts highlighting older SFF works you may not have heard of before!
Includes Discord rewards
Hardcover
$2 or more per month
Access to LITCRIT FROM ANOTHER PLANET, a weekly series of let's read posts exploring literary criticism in SFF, and IT CAME FROM THE BACKLIST, a weekly series of posts highlighting older SFF works you may not have heard of before!
Includes Discord rewards
Special Edition
$5 or more per month
Ask me your questions about backlist SFF and I'll do my best to answer in once-a-month Q&A sessions, and you will also get access to the LITCRIT FROM ANOTHER PLANET and IT CAME FROM THE BACKLIST posts!
Includes Discord rewards