Women Writers of Sci-Fi

We have had some brilliant female authors writing sci-fi – Ursula K LeGuin and C.J.Cherry to name just two – but many of them are unknown to modern generations of readers because their books went out of print.

For an explanation of why this happened, please read Kathryn Rusch’s brilliant post here:

http://kriswrites.com/2015/06/10/business-musings-hidden-treasures/

One of the things Rusch has done to redess this gaping hole in the history of books is to create a website devoted to women in writing. You can find some glorious lists here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20140701115340/http://feministsf.org/authors/wsfwriters.html

As I started reading through the alphabetical listings, I found myself yelling ‘yes, yes!’ as I came across names I’d read, loved and pretty much forgotten.

But the changes in the publishing industry buried male authors as well as women – Theodore Sturgeon and H.Beam Piper can only be found in the bowels of Amazon these days [thanks be to the Zon!] So if you have a blog and you have favourite authors who have gone out of print [and out of mind], resurrect them with a mention.

Beautiful writing needs to be cherished. Resurrect a book today. 😀

cheers

Meeks

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I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

4 responses to “Women Writers of Sci-Fi

  • EllaDee

    I’m not great at remembering authors names, although some of the well known classics were familiar to me, but I missed the ‘yes, yes!’ moment.
    I find Penguin books, the orange ones, great for classics. I do love a book store, and there are still a few on King St (Newtown) but they are disappearing, so it was interesting to read Kathryn Rusch’s post.
    http://www.abebooks.com are also good for sourcing old books. I have bought a couple of out of print Australian convict history books via their website.

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    • acflory

      I’ve done most of my buying through Amazon for the last ten years or so but every so often I’ll buy via Booktopia which is like a small, aussie Zon. And there’s a lovely independent bookshop just ten minutes away in Eltham so I’ve been lucky too. 🙂

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  • davidprosser

    I hope the amazing A C Flory was on the list with her stunning book Vokhtah o the Vintage Egg which also has a taster of the book to come.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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