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batyatoon ([personal profile] batyatoon) wrote2011-07-24 04:43 pm

write like a girl

There are so many things I have been meaning to post and not gotten around to it, including a handful of links and an update on the acapella music collection project and a mention of the actual by-god double rainbow all the way across the sky I saw two weeks ago.

So of course I'm going to post a meme instead. From [livejournal.com profile] cflute via [livejournal.com profile] technoshaman: Write Like A Girl.

Italicize the authors you've heard of before reading this list of authors, bold the ones you've read at least one work by, underline the ones of whose work you own at least one example of.

Please feel free to repost with your own favorite female SF (or non-SF) authors included! (I've added my own in a different color.)

Lynn Abbey
Joan Aiken
Eleanor Arnason
Catherine Asaro
Margaret Atwood
Jean Auel
Gael Baudino

Leigh Brackett
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Lois McMaster Bujold
Emma Bull

Octavia Butler
Moyra Caldecott
Jaygee Carr
Joy Chant
Suzy McKee Charnas
C. J. Cherryh
Jo Clayton

Pamela Dean
Candas Jane Dorsey
Carole Nelson Douglas
Debra Doyle
Diane Duane
Phyllis Eisenstein

Suzette Hayden Elgin
Kate Elliott
Sylvia Louise Engdahl
Cynthia Felice
Sheila Finch
Cornelia Funke
Maggy Furey
Monica Furlong
Sally Gearhart
Mary Gentle
Dian Girard
Gayne Greeno
Nicola Griffith
Eileen Gunn
Barbara Hambly
Charlaine Harris

Deborah Turner Harris
Zenna Henderson
Robin Hobb
Tanya Huff

Monica Hughes
Diana Wynne Jones
Gwyneth Jones
Janet Kagan
Leigh Kennedy
Lee Killough
Angela Korra'ti
Mary Robinette Kowal
Nancy Kress
Katherine Kurtz
Madeleine L'Engle
Mercedes Lackey

Sharon Lee
Tanith Lee
Ursula K. LeGuin

Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb)
Jane Lindskold
Malinda Lo
Jean Lorrah
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Phillipa Maddern
Ardath Mayhar
Anne McCaffrey
Seanan McGuire (AKA Mira Grant)

Vonda McIntyre
Patricia A. McKillip
Robin McKinley

Elizabeth Moon
C. L. Moore

Janet Morris
Pat Murphy
Sam Nicholson (AKA Shirley Nikolaisen)
Andre Norton
Naomi Novik

Alex Piper
Rachel Pollack
Cindy Pon
Cherie Priest
Marta Randall
Mary Renault
Anne Rice
Michaela Roessner

Michelle Sagara (AKA Michelle Sagara West)
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Pamela Sargent
Sydney J. Van Scyoc
Idris Seabright
Pamela F. Service
Alice Sheldon
Susan Shwartz
Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Nancy Springer
Sherri S. Tepper
Lisa Tuttle
Catherine Valente
Joan Vinge
Cynthia Voigt

√Člisabeth Vonarburg
Cherry Wilder
Terri Wilding
Kate Wilhelm
Connie Willis
Patricia C. Wrede
Jane Yolen


[identity profile] redaxe.livejournal.com 2011-07-24 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice Sheldon = Raccoona Sheldon = James Tiptree Jr.

Will get to this in a bit (when I'm off the new-to-us teeny tiny OLD laptop that I'm setting up as a Web terminal).

Also, strong recs here for Zenna Henderson, Leigh Brackett, and Cherie Priest.
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[identity profile] technoshaman.livejournal.com 2011-07-25 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
Second for Priest, and based on McGuire, very strong rec for Korra'ti. Based on Bradley, rec for Deborah Turner Harris, and recs for Kowal if you like more romantic/Georgian era stuff (although I've seen her do shorts set as late as the Wright Brothers), and for Moon if you like military SF with a main character who occasionally actually *screws up*. (I realize these two are lightyears apart, but such is the breadth of my personal library.)

and... *icon lust*... that's Ishida-sama, no?
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[personal profile] crystalpyramid 2011-07-24 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I like your additions!

[identity profile] maverick-weirdo.livejournal.com 2011-07-25 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
The reason I didn't do this meme is that it would take so much coding. According to my LibraryThing account I have over 80 female authors, who are not on your list, as part of my collection.

123 female authors total, not including co-written books where a male author's name appears first. LibraryThing does not sort co-written works well.

[identity profile] drcpunk.livejournal.com 2011-08-28 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, I have heard of:

No. Is too long. I have NOT heard of:

Jaygee Carr
Monica Furlong
Sally Gearhart
Dian Girard
Gayne Greeno
Leigh Kennedy
Angela Korra'ti
Malinda Lo
Phillipa Maddern
Sam Nicholson (AKA Shirley Nikolaisen)
Alex Piper
Cindy Pon

Not bad, that.

Read books by:

Lynn Abbey
Joan Aiken
Gael Baudino
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Lois McMaster Bujold
Emma Bull
Octavia Butler
Moyra Caldecott
Joy Chant
Suzy McKee Charnas
C. J. Cherryh
Pamela Dean
Carole Nelson Douglas
Diane Duane
Suzette Hayden Elgin
Kate Elliott -- as Alis Rasmussen (The Labyrinth Gate)
Sheila Finch
Mary Gentle
Barbara Hambly
Zenna Henderson
Diana Wynne Jones
Janet Kagan
Mary Robinette Kowal
Nancy Kress
Katherine Kurtz
Madeleine L'Engle
Mercedes Lackey
Tanith Lee
Ursula K. LeGuin
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb)
Jean Lorrah
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Ardath Mayhar
Anne McCaffrey
Seanan McGuire (AKA Mira Grant)
Vonda McIntyre
Patricia A. McKillip
Robin McKinley
Pat Murphy
Andre Norton
Marta Randall
Mary Renault
Anne Rice
Michaela Roessner
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Pamela F. Service
Alice Sheldon -- yes, as James Tiptree
Nancy Springer
Sherri S. Tepper
Catherine Valente
Joan Vinge
Terri Wilding
Connie Willis
Patricia C. Wrede
Jane Yolen

Technicalities:

Eleanor Arnason -- read a short story by her
Margaret Atwood -- bounced off The Assassin's Tale
Deborah Turner Harris -- co-authored works with Katherine Kurtz, and I think I bounced off one of hers.
Sharon Lee -- co-authored works with Steve Miller
Jane Lindskold -- bounced off one or two of hers
C. L. Moore -- read some of her short fiction
Janet Morris -- read some of her short fiction, if she did some of the Thieves' World stories
Susan Shwartz -- I skimmed one of hers, I think Grail of Hearts?

Own books by (counting only my own):

Joan Aiken
Eleanor Arnason
Gael Baudino
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Emma Bull
Moyra Caldecott
Joy Chant
Suzy McKee Charnas
C. J. Cherryh
Pamela Dean
Diane Duane
Suzette Hayden Elgin
Kate Elliott
Mary Gentle
Barbara Hambly
Zenna Henderson
Tanya Huff
Diana Wynne Jones
Janet Kagan
Madeleine L'Engle
Mercedes Lackey
Sharon Lee
Tanith Lee
Ursula K. LeGuin
Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb)
Jane Lindskold
Jean Lorrah
Elizabeth A. Lynn
Anne McCaffrey
Seanan McGuire (AKA Mira Grant)
Patricia A. McKillip
C. L. Moore
Pat Murphy
Andre Norton
Pamela Sargent -- if anthologies she edited count, I think I have one.
Pamela F. Service
Alice Sheldon
Nancy Springer
Lisa Tuttle
Catherine Valente
Joan Vinge
√Člisabeth Vonarburg
Terri Wilding
Kate Wilhelm
Connie Willis
Patricia C. Wrede
Jane Yolen

Used to own books by (but pruned):

Lynn Abbey
Jean Auel
Candas Jane Dorsey
Sheila Finch
Gwyneth Jones
Nancy Kress
Katherine Kurtz
Ardath Mayhar
Vonda McIntyre
Anne Rice
Michaela Roessner
Marta Randall
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Susan Shwartz
Sherri S. Tepper


How about Karen Lord? I loved Redemption in Indigo.
Nalo Hopkinson?
Esther Freisner?