Tags: Women in SF&F Month 2016
Women in SF&F Month 2016 Guests Women in SF&F Month: Week 4 Schedule & Week 3 Summary

Thank you to last week’s guests for another great week! This month has flown by, and it’s hard to believe the last week is about to begin. Before announcing the schedule for the final week, here’s what happened last week in case you missed any of it: Rachel Cotterill (Strange Charm, Watersmeet, Chronicles of Charanthe) analyzed realism and idealism of representation in science fiction and fantasy and several books that explore social issues through both approaches. Susan Jane Bigelow (The Extrahuman Union, Grayline Sisters) discussed […]

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord Women in SF&F Month Giveaway: The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Since there have been a couple of fantasy book giveaways this month, I thought it was time for a science fiction book giveaway! This book was one of my favorite books of 2013, The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord. One of the things I loved about this book was that it was very different from what I’d expect given its opening: although it begins with destruction and certainly doesn’t gloss over the resulting heartbreak, it’s overall a very hopeful […]

Janny Wurts Women in SF&F Month: Janny Wurts

Today’s guest is writer and award-winning artist Janny Wurts! She has authored eighteen novels, including the books in the Wars of Light and Shadow series, To Ride Hell’s Chasm, Master of Whitestorm, and Sorcerer’s Legacy, and has contributed to numerous fantasy and science fiction anthologies. Her books are often her own creation both inside and out since she usually illustrates her own covers (including those on the two novels shown below!). Mediocrity, Reality, and the Merit of Erasing the Boundaries By Janny Wurts I am not […]

SFF Book Reviews Women in SF&F Month: Dina from SFF Book Reviews

Today’s guest is Dina from SFF Book Reviews, a great site for reviews of speculative fiction books! I very much enjoy reading Dina’s thoughts on books—they’re detailed and thorough and her enthusiasm shines through when she really loves a book she’s discussing. She also has excellent taste, as you can see from her reviews of Warchild by Karin Lowachee, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, and The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, and I’m now excited to have more books by some new-to-me authors to […]

Kari Sperring Women in SF&F Month: Kari Sperring

Today’s guest is author and historian Kari Sperring! Her first fantasy novel, Living with Ghosts, was selected for the Tiptree Award Honor List, won the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and was a finalist for the William L. Crawford Award. The Grass King’s Concubine, her more recent novel, is set in the same world but takes place hundreds of years after her previously published book. She has also written short fiction and nonfiction, and she writes the wonderful Matrilines column at Strange […]

Susan Jane Bigelow Women in SF&F Month: Susan Jane Bigelow

Today’s guest is science fiction and fantasy writer Susan Jane Bigelow! She’s the author of the Extrahuman Union series beginning with Broken, which was recently republished through Book Smugglers Publishing. The next two books will soon be re-released as well with Sky Ranger scheduled for this summer and The Spark for this fall, and a brand new fourth book in the series will be available toward the end of this year. She’s also the author of the Grayline Sisters books starting with The Daughter Star and the […]