In the mood for some jubilant fiction. Speculative works, as does literary. Bonus points if it manages to be jubilant without being comedy. Just nothing grim or dour or somber or brooding.
@lrhodes how jubilant are you thinking?
I just read The Broken Earth trilogy by NK Jemisin, which is often grim by very much about hope and triumph.
Super Extra Grande by Yoss is a comedy, but it's also about discovery and the joy of adventure. Con: it's at times very machista.
Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynn Jones (which I just read for the first time) is a very feelgood read, but I wouldn't call it jubilant exactly.
I can dig up some more if you want 😊
@bedap Honestly, I'm a little frightened of the Broken Earth books. I'd like to read them eventually, but they seem pretty daunting at the moment.
Might give Super Extra Grande a shot.
@lrhodes I don't blame you, but they're also soooooo good. Maybe not for when you want jubilant reads, but I couldn't help bringing them up, because they are hopeful.
@lrhodes Ooooh, I just remembered. If you are interested in Yoss, you might also be interested in Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer. It's a collection of linked short stories and is often comedic, but it really revels in the joy of storytelling and is equal parts sweet, intriguing, mindboggling, and adventurous.
@lrhodes Have you read _The Golem and the Jenni”? I’m not sure about “jubilant,” but this curious mix of historical fiction and odd magic gave me real joy. In fact, I read it in one sitting on a transatlantic flight.
@markmcelroy I haven't, but I'll check it out.
@lrhodes Nnedi Okorafor's Binti series. It's about going to college on another planet.
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