As you may have seen, yesterday Jakebe kicked off a new project on [adjective][species] called The Furry Canon.
We will be reviewing furry and furry-adjacent literature and making a judgement whether each book should be considered part of a furry canon. Jakebe has listed three subjective criteria that each reviewer (or group of reviewers) will use as a basis for that judgement.
We have a handful of reviews already completed and partly-completed (to be published in the coming weeks), with plenty more to come. We’ll be publishing them irregularly: this is intended to be an ongoing project by multiple writers, with no specific time limit or endpoint.
In that collaborative spirit, I’d like to invite FWG members to share their own ideas for books that might be reviewed, and even a review or two themselves. We are interested in both furry-adjacent (written by non-furries) and by-furry for-furry books.
The project was inspired by a list of “top ten furry classics” named by Fred over on Dogpatch Press (http://dogpatch.press/2015/09/25/the-well-read-furry/). Fred’s list generated a lot of conversation among the [a][s] writers and is a natural starting point for the Furry Canon project. It’s our hope to create a live list of books that we can wholeheartedly recommend to furry readers.
Of course, our judgements are going to subject to the whims of each reviewer, and we recognise that our list of furry classics is never going to be perfect. That’s why I’m reaching out to the FWG - more ideas and more voices will make for a more diverse selection. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.