Categories: Women in SF&F
Women in SF&F Month 2018 April 23-24 Schedule Women in SF&F Month 2018: April 23-24 Schedule & Week in Review

Thank you so much to all of last week’s guests! Here’s a summary with links to their pieces in case you missed any of them: R.F. Kuang (The Poppy War) wrote about the lesson the Chinese legend of the Moon Lady teaches girls and her love for Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender with all her ambition and rage—and touches a little on the women of The Poppy War, of whom she writes, “They want power, they kick down doors […]

84K by Claire North Women in SF&F Month: Claire North

Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Claire North! Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, who has written several young adult speculative fiction novels including two Carnegie Medal finalists, Timekeepers and The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle. She is also Kate Griffin, who authored the Matthew Swift and Magicals Anonymous books—two related urban fantasy series set in the same version of London. As Claire North, she’s published the Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist The First Fifteen Lives of Harry […]

Jeannette Ng Women in SF&F Month: Jeannette Ng

Today I am delighted to welcome Jeannette Ng! Under the Pendulum Sun, her debut novel, is gothic fantasy in which Victorian missionaries journey to Arcadia with plans to convert the fae to their religion. It was just released in October 2017—and, as was announced just a couple of weeks ago, Jeannette Ng is one of this year’s finalists for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! An Incomplete Taxonomy of Fairies, with examples Mystical, mysterious and magnificent, everyone […]

Ausma Zehanat Khan Women in SF&F Month: Ausma Zehanat Khan

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Ausma Zehanat Khan to the blog! In addition to writing the award-winning mystery novel The Unquiet Dead and its sequels, she’s also the author of the fantasy series The Khorasan Archives. The first novel in this quartet, The Bloodprint, was released in October 2017, and the next book in the series, The Black Khan, will follow later this year—coming in October 2018! The Companions of Hira My fantasy series, The Khorasan Archives, explores many different themes, […]

The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso Women in SF&F Month: Melissa Caruso

Today’s guest is fantasy author Melissa Caruso! Her Venetian-inspired debut novel, The Tethered Mage, is the story of a young noblewoman who accidentally breaks the rules to save her city—and accidentally binds herself to a fire mage while doing so. It was one of my favorite books of 2017, largely due to these two women and the fantastic world, and I ended up staying up until 2:00 one morning finishing it since I could not put it down. The second […]

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Women in SF&F Month: R.F. Kuang

Today, I am delighted to welcome R.F. Kuang to the blog! The Poppy War, her upcoming debut novel and the first book in a new trilogy, is epic military fantasy inspired by twentieth century Chinese history, particularly the Second Sino-Japanese War. While waiting for The Poppy War to release in a couple of weeks—on May 1!—you can read the fantastic first chapter of the book on the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, as well as R.F. Kuang’s essay below. Be […]