Tags: Women in Science Fiction
  • Women in SF&F Month Banner Women in SF&F Month 2014: Final Post

    The third annual Women in SF&F Month here at Fantasy Cafe has come to an end. Thank you to all of this year’s participants—without each of them, this monthly series of guest posts would not be possible, and I’ve been blown away by the amazing articles that were written for it! For the last post of this year’s event, I just want to talk a bit about why I’ve begun this annual event and share some resources that show there […]

  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume One by Martha Wells Women in SF&F Month: Upcoming Books in 2014

    As Beth Bernobich said in her eloquent article “The Invisible Woman” toward the beginning of April: After the guest posts have all been posted, I usually write one post doing exactly this—talking about science fiction and fantasy by women. I thought a lot about which books to discuss this year. There are some excellent books written by women that I’ve read since this time last year (such as A Taste of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington, Warchild by Karin Lowachee, […]

  • Karen Healey Women in SF&F Month: Karen Healey

    Even though it’s the first day of May, there is one more guest post and it’s by science fiction and fantasy author Karen Healey! She has written SF&F for young adults, including The Shattering and Guardian of the Dead, the winner of the 2010 Aurealis Award for Best YA Novel. Her latest book is the science fiction novel When We Wake, a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2013. A companion to […]

  • Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman Women in SF&F Month: C. S. Friedman

    Today’s guest is science fiction and fantasy author C. S. Friedman! I very much enjoyed her first novel, the space opera In Conquest Born, because of its focus on political maneuvering and intelligent, complex characters. I also had a wonderful time reading her fantasy novel Feast of Souls, the first book in The Magister trilogy, for the way it explored the consequences of using magic in that world. She’s also written many other books (that I didn’t single out only […]

  • Chachic's Book Nook Women in SF&F Month: Chachic from Chachic’s Book Nook

    Today’s guest is Chachic from the wonderful book blog Chachic’s Book Nook! Chachic reads and reviews books from a wide variety of genres, including speculative fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult. Her blog is one of my regular reads because it’s a friendly and welcoming place with some great discussions about books. I also really enjoy Chachic’s fantastic book recommendations—which is why I’m thrilled that she is here today to recommend some fantasy and science fiction books containing great love […]

  • Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind by Dru Pagliassotti Women in SF&F Month: Dru Pagliassotti

    Today’s guest is steampunk, fantasy, and horror author Dru Pagliassotti! She is the author of Clockwork Heart, the first book in a steampunk trilogy. The second book, Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind, was released last month. I’m happy she’s here today, and she’s talking about her experience with writing her first female protagonist in this series after growing up reading fantasy stories about boys. Yes, I’m a woman who writes fantasy stories and novels. But to be absolutely honest, I don’t […]