SFF Countries Project

Annemieke from A Dance With Books came up with the amazing idea to make a list with fantasy and science-fiction books from all the countries in the world. Of course this is an ambitious long term project. But just like her I would love to have read a book for each country of the world at some point. This project doesn’t have a begin or end. I just include all the books that meet the requirements. I used Annemieke’s list of requirements with some small adjustments:

  • I read all the books on this list
  • All the books are written in or translated to English
  • No UK or USA on the list (but I will make an exception for Indigenous authors)
  • Only science fiction and fantasy books
  • The books are written by authors of the same cultural heritage or need to have decent representation of culture/country (as deemed by own voice reviewers)
  • Can have multiple entries per country

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad / Tchad
Comoros
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (fantasy inspired by Nigerian mythology), Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (urban fantasy)
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Asia

Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (fantasy based on Chinese history)
East Timor
Georgia
India: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana (fantasy inspired by Indian mythology)
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (historical fantasy), Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (urban fantasy)
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines:
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Taiwan: Want by Cindy Pon (science fiction)
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Europe

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark: The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard (urban fantasy)
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Republic of Ireland: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (urban fantasy), Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (urban fantasy)
Italy: Ring of Fire by Pierdomenico Baccalario (urban fantasy)
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
North Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands: On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (post-apocalyptic science fiction)
Norway
Poland: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero (historical fantasy)
Portugal
Romania
Russia: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (historical fantasy)
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Caros Ruiz Zafón (historical fantasy)
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine

North America

Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (historical fantasy)
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Lucia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States (Indigenous authors)

South America

Argentina
Bolivia: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (fantasy based on Bolivian history)
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

Oceania

Australia: Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks (steampunk)
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Zealand: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry (urban fantasy)
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

Updated on 4 January, 2022