The second week of Women in SF&F Month has come to an end, and what a great week it was thanks to all the wonderful contributors! Thanks also to my husband John, who provided quite a bit of help with setting up this past week’s posts since I was very sick all week. (He’s also put together the graphics for this event, like the one for adding to the giant list of books by women on the sidebar right now.)
Week In Review
Here are the posts from the last week in case you missed any of them:
- Sue from Coffee, Cookies and Chili Peppers recommended some great science fiction and fantasy books written by women (and I have to say I’m quite intrigued by the ones I haven’t read, especially considering she mentioned two of my own favorites, Elizabeth Bear’s Range of Ghosts and Freda Warrington’s Elfland).
- Lois McMaster Bujold discussed the conversation about women writing science fiction—and how today’s conversations sound very familiar.
- Janice from Specfic Romantic shared some of the wonderful books written by women that impacted her as a younger reader discovering fantasy and science fiction books.
- Julie Czerneda talked about the influence the women in her family have had on the female characters in her own science fiction and fantasy books.
- Rachel Neumeier shared her top 5 female science fiction and fantasy authors… and 5 honorable mentions… and 5 more authors she believes will top all the lists someday.
- Deborah Coates discussed things she will argue about on the Internets regarding female characters and shared a few books with female characters she enjoyed.
There are also two giveaways going on right now—one for seven young adult speculative fiction books published by Strange Chemistry and one for Julie Czerneda’s new fantasy book, A Turn of Light! (Both giveaways are US/Canada only.)
Also, Renay from Lady Business is compiling a list and would like to know your top 10 favorite fantasy and science fiction books written by women. It is tough to come up with only 10 but fun! For more background on the list, you can read Renay’s guest post about gatekeeping and her experiences with discovering science fiction and fantasy.
Upcoming Guests: Week 3
I’m thrilled to announce this week’s contributors, and I can’t wait for you to read the wonderful posts they’ve written! Here’s this week’s schedule, starting with the first post a bit later today:
April 14: Angie from Angieville
April 15: Patricia McKillip (Riddle-Master, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld)
April 16: Mur Lafferty (The Shambling Guide to New York City)
April 17: Jan DeLima (Celtic Moon)
April 18: Courtney Schafer (The Whitefire Crossing, The Tainted City)
April 19: Marie Brennan (A Natural History of Dragons, Onyx Court)
April 20: Elizabeth from DarkCargo and Antimatter ePress