It’s been another great week of Women in SF&F, thanks to last week’s guests! There is more to come starting tomorrow, but before announcing the next week’s schedule, here are a few reminders and a summary of last week.
Today is the last day to enter to win a copy of The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (residents of North America are eligible to win). It’s a book I’m very excited about since Katherine Addison is also Sarah Monette, the author of The Doctrine of Labyrinth series (some of my very favorite books of all time). I did start reading it although I haven’t had much time to read very much of it between my full time job and this month’s daily posting schedule, but I have enjoyed what I have read so far—plus I have heard it is wonderful.
Last year, Renay from Lady Business requested that people submit 10 of their favorite books by women to start a list of recommendations. The response was overwhelming, and there is now a list of over 800 science fiction and fantasy books by women from last year’s submissions (with many books recommended by multiple people). You can add up to 10 more favorites this year, and this list will eventually be merged with the current list to create an even bigger list of SFF books written by women.
Yesterday, another giveaway began and you can enter to win the entire Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach (residents of the US/Canada/UK are eligible to win). It’s the perfect time to read the series since the third book is coming out on April 22!
Week In Review
Here are the posts from last week in case you missed any of them:
- M. L. Brennan discussed how more people seem baffled by her writing from the viewpoint of a male protagonist than a non-human one.
- Grace from Books Without Any Pictures recommended five science fiction and fantasy books by women released in the last five years.
- Deborah J. Ross discussed the heroic women in her epic fantasy trilogy, The Seven-Petaled Shield.
- Alex Hughes shared her top 10 favorite female authors of science fiction.
- Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings discussed how her love of fantasy, science fiction, and dragons began with Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern.
- Rachel Bach discussed love in science fiction and writing romance in her Paradox trilogy.
Upcoming Guests: Week Three
Finally, it’s time to announce next week’s guests! Here is the schedule for week three:
April 14: Jaime Lee Moyer (Delia’s Shadow, A Barricade in Hell – June 2014)
April 15: Heather from The Galaxy Express
April 16: Ginn Hale (Wicked Gentlemen, Lord of the White Hell, Rifter)
April 17: Rinn from Rinn Reads
April 18: Storm Constantine (Wraeththu, Calenture, The Chronicles of Magravandias)
April 19: Stephanie Saulter (Gemsigns, Binary)