So, I review plenty of Urban Fantasy

Date: 2012-03-08 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So, what sub-genre are all these blogs focusing on? If a blog focuses on YA, UF, PNR, etc. I would think the tendency towards female authors would be much greater than those blogs focusing solely on Epic Fantasy and Sci-Fi regardless of the gender of the reviewer.

I'm a fairly new reviewer, since last August, and have written 28 reviews or so, 15 of them are for female authors if I counted correctly. If I add those from my blog partner, it'd be 35 total reviews with 20 of them for female writers. Both of us are male (he also reviews for Fantasy Book Critic, so this isn't all inclusive of him). Our blog has a lot of urban fantasy reviews.

Interestingly enough, my female reading for sub-genres outside of UF is quite limited. This has nothing to do with gender preferences, but just a matter of what's out there that seems interesting.

I wonder what this type of study would illustrate for male authors in the urban fantasy field, and their exposure in blogs focused solely on UF and the sort, and see how the gender of the reviewers come into play. Then compare it to the findings here. I don't think they'd be as dissimilar as the results being shown here, but the inverse. I wouldn't know really, but something to think about.

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