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Ana’s Spoons – The Monthly QSF FF Takeover

Ana's Spoons

Welcome to the second monthly celebration of F/F fiction! F/F, by the way, stands for Female/Female (not Fan Fiction) pairings that may or may not be romantic.

We’ve had two days of free-for-all F/F promotions, but today I’d like to kindly ask you to refrain from promoting your own books, friend’s books, publisher, or other services. The goal for today’s discussion is to establish a common ground for future F/F discussions and give new readers a place to start.

For the top five classic F/F books, plays, and movies everyone should read, here is Anastasia Vitsky’s list:

The Price of Salt (Also known as Carol, by Patricia Highsmith but originally published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. Book and a recent film, Carol, with Cate Blanchett)

The Children’s Hour (play by Lillian Helman, film with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Maclaine)

Annie on My Mind (YA book by Nancy Garden)

Well of Loneliness (book by Radclyffe Hall)

When Women Were Warriors (book by Catherine M. Wilson)

Today’s questions to start the discussion:

1. Which, if any, of these have you read or watched? What did you think?

2. If you haven’t seen or read any, have you heard of them? Which ones, and in what context?

3. Choose one you haven’t read/watched and do a quick Google search. What appeals to you about the story?

4. Which of these books or movies do you find most interesting?

Please, as always, keep the discussion focused on F/F only. Also please note that for today, we are broadening the scope to F/F fiction in general, rather than just speculative fiction.

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