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It was another fantastic week, thanks to all of this week’s guests! The last guest posts begin on Sunday (and extend a little into May) so this week’s post is a little early, but before the schedule, a few reminders about the ongoing list of favorite books by women and giveaways.

Giveaways and The Giant List of SFF Books by Women

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan

Today is the last day to enter to win one of five advance copies of Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (US giveway).

A new giveaway just began for a copy of Trudi Canavan’s soon-to-be released fantasy book, Thief’s Magic (US/UK/Canada/Australia giveaway).

Last year, Renay from Lady Business gathered some submissions of favorite books by women, resulting in a list of over 800 science fiction and fantasy books by women! Once again, you can add your favorites this year, which will eventually be merged with the 2013 list.

Week in Review

Here are the posts from last week in case you missed any of them:

  • Paula S. Jordan shared her inspirations and influences in developing aliens in science fiction—both the planetary environments and the effect first contact has on the individual characters.
  • Keri from Feminist Fantasy talked about why she started a site for feminist-friendly fantasy recommendations and recommends some of her own favorites.
  • Romie Stott discussed the feminine science, biology, and how that impacts its use in science fiction.
  • Barbara Friend Ish reflected on the feeling that she is doing feminism wrong as a writer and discussed wanting to see female characters in a variety of roles in stories.
  • Trudi Canavan shared charts showing that approximately 2/3 of fantasy books in Australia are written by women, theorized on why this is the case, and provided a list of several female fantasy authors from Australia.

Upcoming Guests: Final Days

I’m very excited about the final guests, though I’m a little sad to see the month come to an end! The final schedule is:


April 27: Katherine Addison (The Goblin Emperor, Melusine as Sarah Monette)
April 28: Dru Pagliassotti (Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind)
April 29: Chachic from Chachic’s Book Nook
April 30: C.S. Friedman (The Coldfire Trilogy, Dreamwalker, The Magister Trilogy)
May 1: Karen Healey (When We Wake, While We Run, The Shattering)