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Today I am over at Fantasy Cafe talking about some of my favorite women authors in SF&F - actually my favorite female speculative fiction authors that write in the science fiction side of the spectrum. I think these are some authors that could lure you over to the dark side one of my favorite genres. Like all genres, I think it has plenty of variety, so if you look, you just may find something you adore within it. Take a peek at my post and check it out! I have highlighted books that...

...are gateway books for romance readers to be introduced to some space opera/science fiction...

...are books I think urban fantasy fans could get into...

...are character driven, coming of age stories...

.. amidst war and other trials and tribulations...

... or just cross genre boundaries.


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Apr. 10th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
Great selection, especially the Sinclair and Katie Waitman. I thought I was the only one who read her ^^ - although I only read the Merro Tree myself.
Apr. 11th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh Katie Waitman.. I did a google search after writing the post. The other one I sort of check on is Dru Pagliassotti and a sequel to CLOCKWORK HEART. Sigh. And even Linnea Sinclair hasn't had a book out in a couple of years which bums me out - I hope she gets a new book deal.
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Dru Pagliassotti has written a horror or vampire book I believe - her blog is quite nice if not all that regular and also deals with her life in academia. At least Clockwork Heart was released in Germany, too, even if the sequel hasn't gotten a book deal.

Yes to more Sinclair, as well - or maybe she could join Book View Café and release new work with them? Or do a Kickstarter, like Judith Tarr did?
Apr. 11th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)

I'm still stressing about what to write for my own guest post... any suggestions? :)
Apr. 11th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I think Kristen's suggestions to everyone was either talking about why you read women in SF or listing fave women authors writing the the SF&F genres, and I was like: EEK, I CAN'T THINK OF A GOOD WHY. So I went with the list. So if you can't think of a good post about thoughts on women in SF&F...list. My suggestion would be making the list specific. I went with favorite authors that write some sort of science fiction, but you could do something with favorite worlds, or favorite characters, or favorite something, and just write about why each belongs on the list. That's my suggestion if you are still kicking around ideas. Lists are always great! :)
Apr. 11th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
I think I've decided to go with why "women writing SF" was my personal crusade back in the day. And provide a list of titles/authors not to be missed. :)

Because you're right, lists are good!
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Cool, I can't wait to read your post. I think it's going to be great.
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Thanks! You've no idea how much I've been stressing about this post. I don't know WHY either, but yeah. :)
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Aw. I can understand stressing, but you will do fine. (Also Kristen likes your post idea - as she commented below).
Apr. 11th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out!
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
It was either why you like to read SFF or favorite female authors writing SFF. :)

But anything is fine - I think we talked about favorite worlds or characters, too! Lists are good, and I like the idea of why "women writing SF" is your personal crusade along with authors not to be missed. :)
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Oh, "read SFF" not "read women in SFF"! Ack, sorry, I missed that one detail! Good thing I went with the list. *smacks head*.
Apr. 11th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Because it's Women in SF&F, I read it the same way too. It felt odd not to be talking about women in the genre. :)
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