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Because I've been doing so little posting lately ...

... a meme. That's right, a god damned meme.

If you have some interest in which women science fiction writers I've read, click the cut. If you're sensible, carry on to the next entry. (Filched from more than one of you.


Instructions: Bold writers whose book(s) you own (not that I am including writers whose books I have owned), italicize those whom you've read something by (short stories count) and *star* those you don't recognize.
  • *Johanna Sinisalo

  • Andre Norton

  • C. L. Moore: Mercy. "Vintage Country" was one of the best stories of the Golden Age and "'Mimsy Were the Borogoves' quite literally gave me a taste of insanity (I think I wrote about that here at one point or another).

  • *Evangeline Walton

  • Leigh Brackett

  • Judith Merril: It's a little hard to talk about Judy's work because she was a teacher and then a friend, and then neither. But her best-of-the-year anthologies managed to both reflect the field as it was and push it forward, which is one hell of a feat when you think about it.

  • Joanna Russ: Wrote some powerful, disturbing books that managed to be angry feminist fiction and imaginative science fiction at the same time. For my money, with Samuel R. Delany, probably the most important SF writer of the '70s.

  • Margaret St. Clair

  • Katherine MacLean

  • Carol Emshwiller

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley: The Mists of Avalon was probably the very best terribly-written book I've ever read.

  • Zenna Henderson: Her 'People' stories were great favourites of mine when I was a kid, though I think I completely missed the religious sub-texts

  • Madeline L'Engle: I had A Wrinkle In Time on my shelf for years but never did read it.

  • Angela Carter: Read something when I was 20 or so, thought it pretentious tripe but won't stand by that 25 year-old judgement.

  • Ursula LeGuin: I respect her fiction more than I like, almost as if her prose is a little too controlled? Strangely, her essays connect with me really viscerally.

  • Anne McCaffrey

  • Diana Wynne Jones

  • Kit Reed

  • James Tiptree, Jr.: One of the best short stories writers of the 1970s.

  • Rachel Pollack

  • Jane Yolen

  • Marta Randall

  • *Eleanor Arnason

  • *Ellen Asher

  • Patricia A. McKillip

  • Suzy McKee Charnas

  • Lisa Tuttle

  • Nina Kiriki Hoffman

  • Tanith Lee

  • Pamela Sargent

  • Jayge Carr

  • Vonda McIntyre

  • Octavia E. Butler

  • Kate Wilhelm

  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: Walk the Walls of the World was another book on my shelf for years that never got read.

  • *Sheila Finch

  • Mary Gentle

  • Jessica Amanda Salmonson

  • C. J. Cherryh

  • Joan D. Vinge

  • Teresa Nielsen Hayden

  • Ellen Kushner

  • Ellen Datlow

  • Nancy Kress

  • Pat Murphy

  • Lisa Goldstein

  • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

  • Mary Turzillo

  • Connie Willis

  • Barbara Hambly

  • Nancy Holder

  • Sheri S. Tepper

  • *Melissa Scott

  • Margaret Atwood: Don't get me started on A Handmaid's Tale! At least, not until I read the bloody thing again so as to proper skewer it — or else, change my mind.

  • Lois McMaster Bujold: I miss her appearances in Analog.

  • *Jeanne Cavelos

  • Karen Joy Fowler

  • *Leigh Kennedy

  • Judith Moffett: Ahem. I intend to remedy this ommission sooner than later.

  • *Rebecca Ore

  • Emma Bull

  • Pat Cadigan

  • Kathyrn Cramer

  • Laura Mixon

  • Eileen Gunn

  • Elizabeth Hand

  • Kij Johnson

  • Delia Sherman

  • Elizabeth Moon: The Deed of Paksenarion was a marvellous adventure right up until its monstrous climax. But I wonder if I ought to give it another chance.

  • *Michaela Roessner

  • Terri Windling

  • Sharon Lee

  • Sherwood Smith: Another ommission I must rectify.

  • Katherine Kurtz

  • *Margo Lanagan

  • *Laura Resnick

  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch: A surpremely competent entertainer. I'm not convinced her stuff will stand the test of time, but I've never not enjoyed one of her stories.

  • Sheila Williams

  • *Farah Mendlesohn

  • Gwyneth Jones

  • *Ardath Mayhar

  • Esther Friesner

  • *Debra Doyle

  • Nicola Griffith

  • *Amy Thomson

  • *Martha Wells

  • Catherine Asaro

  • Kate Elliott

  • Kathleen Ann Goonan

  • Shawna McCarthy

  • *Caitlin R. Kiernan

  • Maureen McHugh

  • Cheryl Morgan

  • Nisi Shawl

  • *Mary Doria Russell

  • Kage Baker

  • *Kelly Link

  • Nancy Springer

  • J. K. Rowling

  • Nalo Hopkinson: I know her, so biased, but I think she's among the best writers in the field today, and a brave, one pushing boundaries of language, culture and sexuality in a ways likely to make a lot of people uncomfortable.

  • Ellen Klages

  • *Tanarive Due

  • *M. Rickert

  • *Theodora Goss

  • *Mary Anne Mohanraj

  • *S. L. Viehl

  • Jo Walton

  • *Kristine Smith

  • Deborah Layne

  • Cherie Priest

  • *Wen Spencer

  • *K. J. Bishop

  • Catherynne M. Valente

  • Elizabeth Bear: Quite enjoyed Worldwired, but haven't, after two tries, managed to get very far into Blood and Iron.

  • Ekaterina Sedia

  • Naomi Novik

  • *Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Ann VanderMeer
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