I'm looking for the best sci-fi and speculative fiction written by women
in the past 10-or-so years. I don't care if it's hard or soft sci-fi, merely that it creates a realistic world and is well-written. If it helps, my favourite authors include Umberto Eco, Susanna Clarke, and George R. R. Martin. I'm still chewing through Perido Street Station, so I don't quite know if I like Mieville or not. Any recommendations?
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Feb 20, 2012 -
My uncle recently mentioned to me that he's never read any book written by a woman. Apparently this is because he doesn't think they'll be any good - he seems to think women can only write romance novels. I find this both horrific and hard to believe, but he seemed serious. So, Hive Mind, I need your help in drafting a list of the very best books written by female authors. Help me teach him the error of his ways! [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising
on Jul 29, 2009 -
In your opinion, who are the best female science fiction authors? What are the best scifi books written by women? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Feb 8, 2008 -
Help me to let go of my bias against women's fiction. What fiction books written by women would a "real" man like? [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Feb 13, 2007 -
I recently read something about bias in the publishing industry, but can't find it now. The piece said that novels/books of poetry are mostly purchased by women, yet there are still significantly more men authors than women. Has anyone else read this and know where I can find the information again?
posted by rockstar
on Nov 14, 2005 -