Tags: Gender
SL Huang Photo Women in SF&F Month: SL Huang

Today’s guest is speculative fiction author SL Huang! Her short fiction includes the novelette “The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist,” a science fiction retelling of “The Little Mermaid”; the science fiction story “The Woman Who Destroyed Us,” which was selected for the recently-released anthology The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 13; and the dark fairy tales in the Hunting Monsters series, “Hunting Monsters” and “Fighting Demons.” She’s also a writer for The Vela, a collaborative space opera serial that just […]

Rowenna Miller Women in SFF Month: Rowenna Miller

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Rowenna Miller! Torn, her recently-released debut novel and the first book in the Unraveled Kingdoms series, was largely inspired by her research on women’s fashion during the late eighteenth century, particularly apparel created in the midst of the French Revolution. It’s set in a historically-inspired fantasy world featuring a city on the brink of revolution—and a seamstress who literally sews magic into clothing! Women and the Authenticity Falsehood in Fantasy Some people assume that there […]

Elizabeth Bonesteel Women in SF&F Month: Elizabeth Bonesteel

Today’s guest is Elizabeth Bonesteel, whose debut science fiction novel The Cold Between was just released last month. It sounds like a great read, and as such, was on my list of most anticipated books being published this year! The next book in this new series will soon follow: Remnants of Trust is scheduled for release in November 2016. The Joy of Fighting Stereotypes I ran across a blog post a few years back called something like “How to write male […]

Lady Business Women in SF&F Month: Renay from Lady Business

Just as Women in SF&F Month has become an annual tradition, so has beginning the month of guest posts with one written by Renay! She’s one of several editors of the excellent site Lady Business, which I highly recommend visiting if you’re interested in discussion of speculative fiction in a variety of forms (including books, television, movies, games, and fanwork). Renay also writes articles for Strange Horizons, co-hosts Fangirl Happy Hour, and co-edited Speculative Fiction 2014: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, […]

Rachel Hartman Women in SF&F Month: Rachel Hartman

I always make sure an author whose work I love goes up on April 2 as a sort of birthday present to myself—and I am delighted that today’s guest post is by Rachel Hartman! Her debut novel, Seraphina, became a New York Times bestseller and won the Morris Award after its release in 2012. It’s a beautifully written, compulsively readable story with a wonderful heroine (and, of course, dragons!). The sequel, Shadow Scale, is now available. The Gods Roll the […]

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin Women in SF&F Month: N. K. Jemisin

Today’s guest is N. K. Jemisin, one of my favorite newer authors! Her debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, put her on my list of authors whose books I definitely must read. The very first page grabbed my attention, and it kept my attention due to an absorbing storyline, a strong and engaging narrative voice, and interesting characters. I also loved that themes like race, gender, and religion were woven seamlessly into the story. Since then I’ve devoured the rest […]