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SF Meme

Women writers of SF and fantasy first published in the 1970s.

Via Ian Sales’s blog.

Italicised writers are those I’d heard of before looking at the list.

Bold are ones I’ve read.

Struck-through:- I own at least one of their books.

Lynn Abbey
Eleanor Arnason
Octavia Butler
Moyra Caldecott
Jaygee Carr
Joy Chant
Suzy McKee Charnas

C. J. Cherryh
Jo Clayton
Candas Jane Dorsey
Diane Duane
Phyllis Eisenstein
Cynthia Felice

Sheila Finch
Sally Gearhart
Mary Gentle
Dian Girard
Eileen Gunn
Monica Hughes
Diana Wynne Jones
Gwyneth Jones
Leigh Kennedy
Lee Killough

Nancy Kress
Katherine Kurtz
Tanith Lee
Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb)
Elizabeth A. Lynn

Phillipa Maddern
Ardath Mayhar
Vonda McIntyre
Patricia A. McKillip
Janet Morris

Pat Murphy
Sam Nicholson (AKA Shirley Nikolaisen)
Rachel Pollack
Marta Randall
Anne Rice

Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Pamela Sargent
Sydney J. Van Scyoc
Susan Shwartz
Nancy Springer

Lisa Tuttle
Joan Vinge
√ɬČlisabeth Vonarburg
Cherry Wilder

Connie Willis

I own books by eight out of the forty eight (which makes one-sixth of the total.) Plus I’ve read one more.

On the down side I’d not heard – or not recalled – twelve of them (which is a quarter.)

I wonder what a similar list of male writers from the same starting era would look like.

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