- Tricia Sullivan - If either Sullivan's Maul (which came second in Niall's best of the decade poll) or her most recent, and very well-received, Lightborn, had been available for the Kindle I would have added them to the reading project. As it is I hope to get my hands on copies, electronic or physical, in the near future.
- Zoo City by Lauren Beukes - Beukes's debut Moxyland was one of the books I read for this project, but I found myself, though impressed, with little to say about a book that seemed more like a demonstration of Beukes's talent and ideas than a complete work (Martin Lewis has a write-up for his reading project here, though). Her follow-up has garnered some ecstatic reviews, however, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
- Justina Robson - Along with Gwyneth Jones, Robson is probably the highest-profile female author of British SF, but none of her novels have ever called out to me. Her Natural History ranked third on Niall's top ten, which is reason enough to give it a look. Of the rest of her bibliography, Living Next Door to the God of Love seems to be well-regarded, and she's also got a short story collection, Heliotrope, coming from Ticonderoga Press this year.
- Nalo Hopkinson - I've basically been meaning to check out Nalo Hopkinson's writing since the mid-nineties and have somehow never gotten around to it. Midnight Robber and Brown Girl in the Ring seem to be the places to start.
- C.J. Cherryh - I seem to have made my opening forays into SF just a smidge too late for Cherryh, who peaked in the 80s with Hugo wins for Downbelow Station and Cyteen. Her 2009 novel Regenesis got a lot of fans talking about her in rapturous terms, so I think I'll look out for those two novels.
- Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge - Nic at Eve's Alexandria wrote a post about this book recently that intrigued me. It's just been rereleased, though again without a Kindle edition.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Women Writing SF: Further Reading
There are a few more books in my reading project that I haven't written about, but as I have less to say about them I'll probably leave them for my next recent reading roundup. In the meantime I've gone back to my TBR stack with a slight feeling of letdown--there are a lot of books there I'd like to read, but I've enjoyed this project and the new vistas it's opened to me. For the rest of the year, then, here are some more science fiction books by female writers that I hope to get to (besides, that is, more of the four I've written about).