Sunday, March 10, 2013

Women in SF&F Month at Fantasy Cafe

It is hard to believe, but it is almost a year since Kristen at Fantasy Cafe ran this event last year. I was shocked and ashamed by how many female authors I had not read or even heard about. Since then I have read quite a few of those authors and titles that were recommended. Here is the Goodreads list that I created after the event and I plan to read many of them this year.

Elizabeth Bear’s Range of Ghosts was breath taking in its scope and imagination. Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred was thought-provoking, wonderfully evocative and still very relevant to modern America. Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea was disappointingly shallow for my tastes while Andre Norton’s Witch World lived up to my expectations of a detailed Fantasy world with Science Fiction elements.

I urge you to hop over to Fantasy Cafe and check it out this year because it is guaranteed to open your eyes to many wonderful authors.

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