Tags: Women in SF&F Month 2019
Women in SF&F Month Banner Women in SF&F Month 2019: Week in Review & Closing Links

Thank you so much to all of last week’s guests! In case you missed any of their essays, here’s a summary with links to guest posts from last week: Swati Teerdhala (The Tiger at Midnight) wrote an homage to unlikeable heroines such as Sansa Stark, a character she admired and felt was real, and discussed her initial concern that her own heroine, who seeks revenge for her family’s murder, needed to be “likeable.” Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling, Psy-Changeling Trinity) discussed her […]

Fran Wilde Photo Women in SF&F Month: Fran Wilde

Today’s guest is fantasy and science fiction author Fran Wilde (who was also here during Women in SF&F Month 2017)! Her work includes the Bone Universe novels, beginning with her Compton Crook and Andre Norton Award–winning debut novel Updraft; “Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left,” which appeared in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017; and “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” a Eugie Award winner and a Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards finalist. Riverland, her first middle grade novel, was […]

Nafiza Azad Photo Women in SF&F Month: Nafiza Azad

Today’s guest is Nafiza Azad! She is a co-founder of The Book Wars, a website dedicated to children’s literature, and the author of the soon-to-be released YA fantasy novel The Candle and the Flame. This book—which she described on Goodreads as being “mostly about women being women in the most fantastic ways possible”—is her first novel, and it will be released on May 14! The Strong Woman: Politics of Feminine Power in THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME My maternal grandfather passed […]

Hafsah Faizal Photo Women in SF&F Month: Hafsah Faizal

Today’s guest is Hafsah Faizal! We Hunt the Flame, her YA fantasy debut novel inspired in part by ancient Arabia, has received starred reviews from Booklist and The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. You can read chapter one on Hypable right now—and you can read the book in its entirety when We Hunt the Flame is released on May 14! Nearly every author introduces a trope into their novel at some point, whether to eventually subvert said trope, […]

Nalini Singh Photo Women in SF&F Month: Nalini Singh

Today’s guest is internationally bestselling paranormal romance/urban fantasy/contemporary author Nalini Singh! Her speculative fiction work includes the Psy-Changeling series, which contains fifteen novels total beginning with Slave to Sensation; the Guild Hunter series, which begins with Angels’ Blood and will soon contain twelve novels with the release of Archangel’s War in September; and the Psy-Changeling Trinity series, set in the same world as Psy-Changeling. Silver Silence, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling first Psy-Changeling Trinity book, won the RT […]

Swati Teerdhala Photo Women in SF&F Month: Swati Teerdhala

Today’s guest is Swati Teerdhala! The Tiger at Midnight, her debut novel, is the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy inspired by Indian history and Hindu mythology. You can read a sample from The Tiger at Midnight on the publisher’s website, and you can read the full book after its release on April 23—tomorrow! The Unlikeable Heroine Swati Teerdhala The first time I heard someone call a heroine unlikeable, I was confused. To me, this heroine, Sansa Stark […]