Women to Read: New Voices

I’m honored to be included in a list of speculative/genre-bending women writers to watch by A.C. Wise. From her blog:

Time and time again, we hear: “Women don’t read science fiction. Women don’t write science fiction.” We all know that’s bullshit. Time and time again, this cry is answered with examples to prove the statement wrong. Unfortunately, the same examples tend to be trotted out each time: Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree, Jr., Mary Shelley, Anne McCaffrey, and Shirley Jackson. There’s nothing wrong with these examples. They’re perfectly fine examples, and I’ve even used some of them myself in my Women to Read series, both here and at SF Signal. But what about the new voices in speculative fiction? The Shirley Jacksons of tomorrow? The names we’ll be pointing to in ten, twenty, thirty years, when the same damned question rears its head again?

I’m in some really phenomenal company, including Sofia Samatar, Brooke Bolander, Brit Mandelo, Anaea Lay, and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. Thank you to A.C. for including me on such an incredible list. I’ve got some reading to do!

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