…And that’s the end of week three! Thanks to all the contributors for their wonderful discussions and recommendations. Week four has another great lineup, but first, here’s what happened last week in case you missed any of it.
Week In Review
Here are the discussions from last week:
- Angie from Angieville wrote a lovely, heartfelt post about the impact Susan Cooper had on her as one of the earliest science fiction and fantasy authors she discovered.
- Patricia McKillip discussed her early experiences reading science fiction and fantasy without important female characters, writing about a powerful woman in her fantasy novel The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, and the increasing number of women as both authors and characters in science fiction and fantasy in the years that followed.
- Mur Lafferty talked about four women whose science fiction and fantasy books inspired her to become a writer herself (there’s also a chance to enter a giveaway for her upcoming book, The Shambling Guide to New York, at the end of the post!).
- Jan DeLima shared how a book she came across at her day job as a librarian inspired her to research Celtic history and mythology—and write her upcoming book, Celtic Moon!
- Courtney Schafer discussed 6 lesser known science fiction and fantasy favorites written by women in the 80s and 90s.
- Marie Brennan explored writing sexist societies in fantasy settings.
- Elizabeth from DarkCargo and Antimatter ePress shared five favorite heroines who are kickass because of their intelligence.
Upcoming Guests: Week 4
I’m very excited about this week’s contributors and their wonderful guest posts! Here’s the schedule:
April 21: Vera Nazarian (Lords of Rainbow, Cobweb Bride)
April 22: Juliet Marillier (The Sevenwaters Series, Shadowfell, The Bridei Chronicles)
April 23: Freda Warrington (Aetherial Tales, A Taste of Blood Wine)
April 24: Seanan McGuire (October Daye, InCryptid, Newsflesh)
April 25: Heidi from Bunbury in the Stacks
April 26: Amanda Carlson (Full Blooded, Hot Blooded)
April 27: Sarah from Bookworm Blues