Tags: Women in SF&F Month 2017
Women in SF&F Month Banner Women in SF&F Month: Final Week Summary & End of April 2017

It’s difficult to believe that the final week of the month is over—thank you so much to all of last week’s guests! Here’s a brief overview of last week in case you missed any of their essays: Fran Wilde (Bone Universe Trilogy, “The Jewel and Her Lapidary”) discussed shifting perspectives in books within a series, both in general and within Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon. She also asked the authors of some of her own favorite series to share their reasons: N. K. […]

SF Bluestocking Banner Women in SF&F Month: Bridget McKinney from SF Bluestocking

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Bridget McKinney from SF Bluestocking! She writes about science fiction, fantasy, and feminism, and she not only covers books but also movies and television shows such as Game of Thrones and The Expanse. SF Bluestocking is one of my favorite sites because of her thorough, thoughtful, well-written reviews and commentary—and it is quite deservedly one of this year’s Hugo nominees for Best Fanzine! The Future Is Female Let’s not be coy. 2016 was a garbage year, for […]

C. A. Higgins Women in SF&F Month: C. A. Higgins

Today I’m delighted to welcome C. A. Higgins! In 2013, her short story “The Changeling” was a runner-up in the Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. Her debut novel, Lightless, was one of Kirkus‘s Best Fiction Books of 2015, and it was followed by a sequel, Supernova, in 2016. The conclusion to this science fiction trilogy, Radiate, is being released on May 23! Constance was stubborn. I couldn’t blame her for it.  I’d decided early on […]

Megan Whalen Turner in Egypt Women in SF&F Month: Megan Whalen Turner

Today I’m thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner! Her work includes Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories; “The Baby in the Night Deposit Box,” which was included in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection; and, of course, her beloved Queen’s Thief series, which won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in 2011. The second book, The Queen of Attolia, is one of my particular favorites—it’s clever, absorbing, and filled with […]

Everfair by Nisi Shawl Women in SF&F Month: Nisi Shawl

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Nisi Shawl! Her short fiction includes the story “Cruel Sistah,” which was selected for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection; the novella “Good Boy,” a World Fantasy Award finalist; and the short story collection Filter House, a Tiptree Award winner and a World Fantasy Award finalist. Her first novel, Everfair, was published last year and is one of this year’s Nebula Award nominees! Golden Ages By the time my debut novel Everfair appeared […]

Fran Wilde Women in SF&F Month: Fran Wilde

Today I’m delighted to welcome fantasy and science fiction author Fran Wilde! Her debut novel, Updraft, won the Andre Norton Award, received the Compton Crook Award, and was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. It’s followed by the second book in the Bone Universe trilogy, Cloudbound, with the third book, Horizon, following in September 2017. She’s also the author of several short stories and the novelette “The Jewel and Her Lapidary,” a finalist for both this year’s Hugo Award […]