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Also from oursin: the list of women sf writers

The preliminary list of women science fiction writers: go down the list and bold those writers whose work you know you've read, and list the most memorable or significant-to-you work(s) by that writer that you've read (or put "all" if the writer's that good!). Italicize those writers whose work you've tried to start reading, but have bogged down, stopped, or not gotten to it for whatever reason. Strike through those writers whose work you've read and just can't stand. And add # for works you used to love and now hate.

Margaret Atwood
I like some Atwood (Cat's Eye, Alias Grace) but don't think of her as an sf writer.

Leigh Brackett

Marian Zimmer Bradley
I like the Darkovers, especially the Amazonian ones. Get a bit tired of all the posthumous ones, and stopped reading.

Lois McMaster Bujold
I have enjoyed almost all of her works. I think I like the Vorkosigans the best - especially Memory and Mirror Dance. The romantic in me liked the latter Miles romantic ones.

Emma Bull
My personal favourite is Finder. Also liked War For the Oaks

Octavia Butler

Suzy McKee Charnas

C.J. Cherryh
I've had trouble with her, for some reason.

Jo Clayton

Pamela Dean
The Hidden Land books irritated me, and Tam Lin went on just a bit too long, but I loved Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary

Diane Duane
I've read all the Wizard books - find them entertaining but not earth-shattering.

Suzette Haden Elgin

Carol Emshwiller

Jane Gaskell

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Of course, "The Yellow Wallpaper" - I teach it and think it's brilliant.

Barbara Hambly
Love her. Haven't read one of hers that I haven't liked, but I have a soft spot for the Silicone Mage series.

Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Have only read the most recent, but liked it a lot. Should investigate others.

Nalo Hopkinson

Tanya Huff

Diana Wynne Jones
Just adore her. My favourite is Fire and Hemlock, but I also love Howl's Moving Castle

Nancy Kress

Kathryn Kurtz
Read and quite enjoyed the first series, but got bored.

Ellen Kushner
A fairly recent discovery. All are enjoyable, think Thomas the Rhymer is particularly fine.

Mercedes Lackey
Guilty pleasure. Guilty pleasure. Guilty pleasure. Particularly liked the first series, "Arrows of the Queen"

Tanith Lee
I loved her early stuff: Don't Bite the Sun, The Silver Metal Lover. Others are very uneven and unpredictable.

Madeline L'Engle

I actually like her Y/A non fantasy, especially The Young Unicorns and The Arm of the Starfish and Dragons in the Waters. Sometimes too preachy.

Ursula K. LeGuin
A Wizard of Earthsea was a seminal book when I was young. Left Hand of Darkness amazing. She's one of my quintessential writers. Love her. (I adored Tehanu, too)

Doris Lessing
Have read, but don't really remember any of them.

Elizabeth Lynn
A very interesting and innovative writer. The first that I remember to really introduce gay sexuality.

R.A. MacAvoy
The angel ones made me cry (mostly about the dog)

Anne McCaffrey
Was quite impressed at first, but got bored with her writing the same book over and over. Liked the Harper Hall ones the best.

Maureen McHugh

Vonda McIntyre

Patricia McKillip
Have read all. The Riddle Master trilogy is one of my desert island books.

Robin McKinley
All are terrific. Absolutely adore Deerskin, even thought it's probably the toughest of them to read.

Judith Merril

Naomi Mitchison

C.L. Moore

Andre Norton
She was one of the first sf writers I ever read. Found her less fabulous later in my own life. Year of the Unicorn is a personal favourite.

Marge Piercy
Woman on the Edge of Time, but also have enjoyed her non-sf novels.

Anne Rice

J.K. Rowling
Have read all, but am unconvinced.

Joanna Russ

Melissa Scott

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein is wonderful


Sherri S. Tepper
Uneven, but almost always readable. Grass is a pure and perfect novel.

James Tiptree Jr.

Joan D. Vinge
I've only read The Snow Queen

Kate Wilhelm
I think I've read her, but don't remember.

Connie Willis
Domesday Book is another pure and perfect novel. Have liked almost everything. Lincoln's Dreams haunts me.

Monique Wittig

Virginia Woolf
Well, of course.

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