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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Great SF/F Books by Female Authors: A Massive Twitter List! #sffbywomen

Earlier today, I posted seven sf/f books by women worth checking out for International Women's Day.  This led to a tweet asking folks online to list a single sf/f work by a woman that they think is exceptional.  Folks promptly ignored the "single" part and sent me a lot of suggestions.  You can add your own suggestions in the comments here or via the #sffbywomen tag on Twitter.

In any case, if you're looking for something new to read and care about gender parity, here's a massive list of great works of sf/f by women (note:  the list may be edited later; I may send the question to Facebook and Google+ to make things interesting).


Alexander, Alma. Midnight at Spanish Gardens
Alexander, Alma. Secrets of Jin Shei
Alexander, Alma. The Worldweaver Books
Anderson, Laura S. The Boleyn King
Andrews, Ilona. The Kate Daniels Series
Aquirre, Ann. The Perdition and Sirantha Jax Series
Arakawa, Hiromu. Full Metal Alchemist
Armstrong, Kelley. The Cainsville Series
Armstrong, Kelley. Women of the Otherworld Series
Asaro, Catherine. The Last Hawk
Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale
Baker, Cage. The Company Novels
Baker, Kage. The Anvil of the World
Baker, Kage. The Garden of Iden
Bear, Elizabeth. Carnival
Bear, Elizabeth. Chill
Bear, Elizabeth. Dust
Bear, Elizabeth. Grail
Bear, Elizabeth. Hammered
Bear, Elizabeth. Range of Ghosts (and sequels)
Bear, Elizabeth. Scardown
Bear, Elizabeth. Undertow
Bear, Elizabeth. Worldwired
Bennett, Jenna. Fortune’s Hero
Bernobich, Beth. Allegiance
Bernobich, Beth. Passion Play
Bernobich, Beth. Queen’s Hunt
Bernobich, Beth. The Time Roads
Beukes, Lauren. The Shining Girls
Beukes, Lauren. Zoo City
Bishop, Anne. Black Jewels Trilogy
Bishop, Anne. Ephemera Series
Bishop, Anne. The Others Series
Bobet, Leah. Above
Bodard, Aliette de. The Xuya Series
Bond, Gwenda. Blackwood
Bond, Gwenda. The Woken Gods
Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Avalon Series
Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Sword of Aldones
Brennan, Marie. A Natural History of Dragons
Brennan, Marie. Tropic of Serpents
Briggs, Patricia. The Mercy Thompson Series
Brook, Maljean. Heart of Steel
Brook, Maljean. Riveted
Brook, Maljean. The Iron Dukes
Brown, Rosel George. Galactic Sibyl Sue Blue
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Barrayar
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Curse of Chalion
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Komarr
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Memory
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Mirror Dance
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Paladin of Souls
Bujold, Lois McMaster. The Vorkosigan Saga
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Warrior’s Apprentice
Bull, Emma. War for the Oaks
Butler, Octavia. Kindred
Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower
Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents
Cadigan, Pat. Synners
Caine, Rachel. The Weather Warden Series
Carson, Rae. Girl of Fire and Thorns Series
Cashore, Kristen. Bitterblue
Cawkwell, Sarah. The Silver Skulls Books
Cherryh, C.J. Downbelow Station
Cherryh, C.J. Foreigner
Cherryh, C.J. Fortress in the Eye of Time
Cherryh, C.J. Pride of Chanur
Chng, Joyce. Starfang
Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Cooper, Brenda. The Creative Fire
Cooper, Brenda. The Diamond Deep
Cooper, Elspeth. The Wild Hunt Series
Cooper, Karina. Tarnished
Cooper, Louise. The Indigo Series
Cooper, Louise. The Time Master Trilogy
Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising Sequence
Czerneda, Julie. A Thousand Words for Stranger
Czerneda, Julie. In the Company of Others
Downum, Amanda. The Drowning City
Elgin, Suzette Haden. Communipath Worlds
Elgin, Suzette Haden. Native Tongue
Elliot, Kate. Crown of Stars
Elliott, Kate. Cold Magic
Engh, M.J. Arslan
Eskridge, Kelley. Solitaire
Files, Gemma. A Book of Tongues
Fisher, Sharon Lynn. Ghost Planet
Flewelling, Lynn. Luck in the Shadows
Forsyth, Kate. Bitter Greens
Foster, M.A. The Morphodite Trilogy
Frohock, Teresa. Miserere: An Autumn Tale
Gentle, Mary. Golden Witchbreed.
Goldstein, Lisa. A Mask for the General
Goldstein, Lisa. Red Magician
Goldstein, Lisa. Strange Devices of Sun and Moon
Goldstein, Lisa. The Dream Years
Goldstein, Lisa. Tourists
Goldstein, Lisa. Uncertain Places
Goodman, Alison. A New Kind of Death
Graham, Ellen. Lana’s Awakening
Grant, Mira. The Newsflesh Series
Griffith, Nicola. Hild
Hall, Sarah. The Carhullan Army
Hambly, Barbara. Dragonsbane
Hamilton, Laurell K. Bite
Hamilton, Laurell K. Carvings
Hamilton, Laurell K. Never After
Hamilton, Laurell K. Strange Candy
Hand, Elizabeth. Winterlong
Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina
Henderson, Zenna. Ingathering: the Complete People Stories
Hobb, Robin. The Liveship Traders Trilogy
Hopkinson, Nalo. Sister Mine
Hopkinson, Nalo. The New Moon’s Arms
Höst, Andrea K. The Touchstone Series
Jemesin, N.K. The Broken Kingdoms
Jensen, Liz. The Rapture
Jensen, Liz. The Uninvited
Jones, Diana Wynne. A Sudden Wild Magic
Jones, Diana Wynne. Black Maria
Jones, Diana Wynne. Conrad’s Fate
Jones, Diana Wynne. Deep Secret
Jones, Diana Wynne. Homeward Bounders
Jones, Diana Wynne. Islands of Chaldea
Jones, Diana Wynne. Magicians of Caprona
Jones, Diana Wynne. Ogre Downstairs
Jones, Diana Wynne. The Dalemark Quartet
Jones, Diana Wynne. The Merlin Conspiracy
Jones, Diana Wynne. Wilkins’ Tooth
Jones, Diana Wynne. Year of the Griffin
Kane, Stacia. The Personal Demons and Magic Series
Kellog, Marjorie B. The Lear’s Daughters Series
Kennedy, Leigh. Journal of Nicholas the American
Kerr, Katherine. The Deverry Series
Kiernan, Caitlin R. The Drowning Girl
Kittredge, Caitlin. The Black London Series
Kowal, Mary Robinette. Glamour in Glass
Koyanagi, Jacqueline. Ascension
Kress, Nancy. Probability Moon
Kurtz, Katherine. The Deryni Series
L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.
Larke, Glenda. The Last Stormlord
Le Guin, Ursula K. Lavinia
Le Guin, Ursula K. The Dispossessed
Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness
Leckie, Ann. Ancillary Justice
Lee, Yoon Ha. Conservation of Shadows
Leicht, Stina. And Blue Skies From Pain
Leicht, Stina. Of Blood and Honey
Lindholm, Mega. Cloven Hooves
Link, Kelly. Magic for Beginners
Loenen-Ruis, Rochita. “Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life
Lord, Karen. Redemption in Indigo
Lord, Karen. The Best of All Possible Worlds
Lowachee, Karin. Burndive
Lowachee, Karin. Cagebird
Lowachee, Karin. Warchild
Lowe, Helen. Heir of Night
Lynn, Elizabeth. The Northern Girl
MacAvoy, R.A. Damiano
MacAvoy, R.A. Damiano’s Lute
MacAvoy, R.A. Raphael
MacAvoy, R.A. Tea with the Black Dragon
Marks, Laurie. Fire Logic
Marley, Louise. The Terrorists of Irustan
Marr, Melissa. Carnival of Souls
Marshall, Helen. Hair Side, Flesh Side
Matthews, Susan R. The Jurisdiction Series
Maurier, Daphne du. The House on the Strand
May, Han. Star Sapphire
McCaffrey, Anne. The Dragonriders of Pern Series
McCaffrey, Anne. The Ship Who Sang
McGuire, Seanan. One Salt Sea
McIntyre, Vonda N. Dreamsnake
McKillip, Patricia A. The Riddle-Master Trilogy
McKinley, Robin. Chalice
McKinley, Robin. Hero and the Crown
McKinley, Robin. The Blue Sword
Meadows, Jodi. The Incarnate Series
Misha. Red Spider White Web
Moffett, Judith. The Holy Ground Trilogy
Monette, Sarah. The Goblin Emperor
Moon, Elizabeth. The Serrano Legacy Series
Mundell, Meg. Black Glass
Murphy, Pat. Women Up to No Good
Nagata, Linda. The Red: First Light
Nesbit, Edith. Five Children and It
Nesbit, Edith. The Phoenix and the Carpet
Nesbit, Edith. The Story of the Amulet
Newman, Emma. The Split Worlds Series
Norton, Mary. The Borrowers
Novik, Naomi. The Temeraire Series
Okorafor, Nnedi. Who Fears Death
Pearce, Philippa. Tom’s Midnight Garden
Pierce, Tamora. Terrier (and its sequels)
Pierce, Tamora. The Keladry of Mindelan Quartet
Priest, Cherie. Boneshaker
Rawn, Melanie. Dragonprince
Redwine, C.J. Defiance
Richards, Jess. Cooking with Bones
Richardson, Kat. Greywalker
Robb, J.D. The In Death Series
Robertson, Freya. Heartwood
Rogers, Jane. The Testament of Jessie Lamb
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Boneyards
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. City of Ruins
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Diving into the Wreck
Russ, Joanna. The Female Man
Russell, Karen. Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Saintcrow, Lillith. The Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet Series
Samatar, Sofia. A Stranger in Olondria
Saulter, Stephanie. Gemsigns
Saxton, Josephine. Queen of the States
Schanoes, Veronica. Burning Girls
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
Slonczewski, Joan. The Highest Frontier
Smith, Sherwood. Crown Duel
Snyder, Maria V. Poison Study
Spurrier, Jo. Black Sun Light My Way
Stevrmer, Caroline. A College of Magic
Stevrmer, Caroline. A Scholar of Magic
Stewart, Mary. The Crystal Cave
Stewart, Mary. The Hollow Hills
Sullivan, Tricia. Maul
Swainston, Steph. The Castle Series
Swendson, Shanna. The Enchanted Inc. Series
Tallen, Tara. Galaxion
Tambour, Anna. Crandolin
Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty
Tepper, Sherri S. Raising the Stones
Thruman, Rob. The Cal Leandros Series
Traviss, Karen. City of Pearl
Viehl, S.L. The Stardoc Series
Walton, Jo. Among Others
Walton, Jo. Farthing
Walton, Jo. Ha’penny
Walton, Jo. Half a Crown
Wecker, Helene. The Golem and the Jinni
Weis, Margaret / Hickman, Tracy. Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Weis, Margaret / Hickman, Tracy. Dragons of Spring Dawning
Weis, Margaret / Hickman, Tracy. Dragons of Winter Night
Wells, Martha. Death of the Necromancer
Wells, Martha. The Cloud Roads
West, Michelle Sagara. The Essalieyan Empire Series
Williams, Jen. The Copper Promise
Willis, Connie. Bellwether
Willis, Connie. The Doomsday Book
Willis, Connie. To Say Nothing of the Dog
Wilson, G. Willow. Alif the Unseen
Winstanley, Cam. B-Spine
Winterson, Jeanette. The Stone Gods
Wrede, Patricia C. The Raven Ring
Wren, M.K.. Gift Upon the Shore
Wurts, Janny / Feist, Raymond. The Empire Trilogy

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  1. What? No Andre Norton?

    1. Maybe you should suggest a favorite or two :P

  2. R A Deckert11:31 PM

    How about "Secrets of Jin Shei" by ALma Alexander - reviewers even called it "feminist fantasy"? (Or her other stuff - she writes for both grown-up audiences (her latest is "Misngiht at Spanish Gardens" - Green Man Reviews just called it "an overlooked masterpiece") and YA readers (she has TWO new books coming out this year, one conclusion of a long-standing series just reissued in new editions, the Worldweavers books, and the other the first book in a brand new fantasy trilogy, a novel called "Random" coming out in May...)

    1. Added to the list :), which will probably be updated before you see this!

  3. Stina Leicht somehow overlooked.

    1. She'll appear in the updated list tomorrow morning :)

  4. _Fire Logic_ by Laurie Marks -- gender and sexual equality

    1. On the offline list. Will be added to this list tomorrow (3/12/14 -- in the morning)

  5. M. A. Foster - the Morphodite Trilogy, Marjorie B. Kellog - Lear's Daughters series, Elizabeth Lynn - The Northern Girl (anything, actually), Michelle Sagara West - Essalieyan Empire novels.

    1. All added to the offline list. Will update the blog list tomorrow morning (3/12/14). Thanks!

  6. Anonymous7:42 PM

    Ellen Graham - Lana's Awakening

    1. Added to the offline list. It'll appear in the update tomorrow morning (3/12/14)

  7. Anonymous5:18 AM

    Keladry of Mindelan of Mindelan Quartet is from Tamora Pierce, not Robin McKinley - both authors are faves though! I'd also add Susan R. Matthews - Jurisdiction series :)

    1. Thanks for the correction and the addition. It's in the lost I'm dropping soon!