Saturday, August 3, 2013

Women in Science Fiction Meme - Reposted

It's been a couple of years since I first did this Women in Science Fiction meme, so I thought I'd see how my knowledge has changed. My original list, from June 2010 is posted here.
Found this over on Grasping For The Wind.

The meme:
Bold the women by whom you own books
Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (short stories count)
*Star those you don’t recognize

Andre Norton
C. L. Moore*
Evangeline Walton
Leigh Brackett*
Judith Merril*
Joanna Russ*
Margaret St. Clair*
Katherine MacLean*
Carol Emshwiller*
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Zenna Henderson*
Madeline L’Engle
Angela Carter*
Ursula LeGuin
Anne McCaffrey
Diana Wynne Jones
Kit Reed*
James Tiptree, Jr.*
Rachel Pollack*
Jane Yolen
Marta Randall*
Eleanor Arnason*
Ellen Asher*
Patricia A. McKillip
Suzy McKee Charnas*
Lisa Tuttle
Nina Kiriki Hoffman*
Tanith Lee
Pamela Sargent*
Jayge Carr
Vonda McIntyre
Octavia E. Butler
Kate Wilhelm*
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Sheila Finch*
Mary Gentle*
Jessica Amanda Salmonson*
C. J. Cherryh
Joan D. Vinge*
Teresa Nielsen Hayden*
Ellen Kushner*
Ellen Datlow*
Nancy Kress
Pat Murphy*
Lisa Goldstein*
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Mary Turzillo*
Connie Willis
Barbara Hambly
Nancy Holder
Sheri S. Tepper
Melissa Scott
Margaret Atwood
Lois McMaster Bujold
Jeanne Cavelos*
Karen Joy Fowler*
Leigh Kennedy*
Judith Moffett*
Rebecca Ore*
Emma Bull
Pat Cadigan*
Kathyrn Cramer*
Laura Mixon*
Eileen Gunn*
Elizabeth Hand*
Kij Johnson*
Delia Sherman*
Elizabeth Moon
Michaela Roessner*
Terri Windling*
Sharon Lee
Sherwood Smith
Katherine Kurtz
Margo Lanagan*
Laura Resnick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Sheila Williams*
Farah Mendlesohn*
Gwyneth Jones*
Ardath Mayhar
Esther Friesner
Debra Doyle*
Nicola Griffith*
Amy Thomson*
Martha Wells
Catherine Asaro
Kate Elliott
Kathleen Ann Goonan*
Shawna McCarthy*
Caitlin Kiernan*
Maureen McHugh*
Cheryl Morgan*
Nisi Shawl*
Mary Doria Russell*
Kage Baker
Kelly Link*
Nancy Springer
J. K. Rowling
Nalo Hopkinson*
Ellen Klages*
Tanarive Due*
M. Rickert*
Theodora Goss*
Mary Anne Mohanraj*
S. L. Viehl
Jo Walton
Kristine Smith*
Deborah Layne*
Cherie Priest
Wen Spencer*
K. J. Bishop*
Catherynne M. Valente*
Elizabeth Bear
Ekaterina Sedia*
Naomi Novik
Mary Robinette Kowal
Ann VanderMeer*

Running down this list, I found that there are an awful lot of asterisks there. Clearly, I need to get out and find some more authors to read. On the other hand, this list is really neat, because I didn't realize there were so many female SF writers out there. Fantasy, yes, but not SF.

On my second run through, three years later, things have changed a bit. There's still a lot of asterisks, but quite a few more authors on the "read" list. To be honest though, a fair bit of that is thanks to the Catfantastic books edited by Andre Norton. I have been finding though, that there are a few authors I know of who aren't on this list - of course, no list can be completely exhaustive.

There are also a few I've left unmarked, as I think I've read something by them, but can't quite remember.
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