McKillip, McKinley, Moon

This week’s set of authors (Patricia McKillip, Robin McKinley, and Elizabeth Moon) is a group of old favorites. Growing up, I think I checked out all the books in the Riddle Master trilogy often enough that the library considered purchasing another set. And of course I adored The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown, even if I thought Aerin didn’t spell her name quite right. 😉 Then there are the Deed of Paksenarrion (wonderful reading for cross-country flights) and The Speed of Dark . . . The challenge for this week wasn’t coming up with authors, but deciding which books that I hadn’t already read I would pick up. If any of their work sounds interesting to you, please do check them out — and if you have enjoyed something by them that I haven’t mentioned, let me know in the comments. Continue reading

Kenyon, Kiernan, Kress

Today, I’m talking about books by Kay Kenyon, Nancy Kress, and Caitlín R. Kiernan: two science-fiction works and one not-quite-ghost-story. If anything sounds good to you, be sure to check out the book and other work by that author — and if you have enjoyed something by them that I haven’t mentioned, let me know in the comments. Continue reading

Ian, Ibbotson, Ingalls

Putting together today’s post was a bit of a challenge; there just aren’t that many I authors out there, and when you limit it to women authors of speculative fiction, the number dwindles further. (Yes, I am aware that Q and X will also be difficult. Stay tuned to see my approach, which will either be brilliant or a brilliant failure.) Today’s authors include Janis Ian, Eva Ibbotson, and Rachel Ingalls. I would also have included Sue Isles, but I couldn’t find any of her books locally.
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Hale, Haley, Hambly, Hurley

Today’s contributions in the ongoing series of women authors in science fiction and fantasy are Ginn Hale, Carolyn Haley, Barbara Hambly, and Kameron Hurley. The books reviewed range from classic fantasy to recently released science fiction, and the characters are just as diverse. If something sounds interesting to you, please check the book and the author out.
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Gifford, Goto, Griswold-Ford

Just back from the 69th World Science Fiction Convention — it was held in Reno, so there was no way I was going to miss it. I thought I might be a bit late getting today’s post up, but at least air travel affords lots of opportunity for reading, which means here’s the post, right on time. Today’s line-up includes Lazette Gifford, Hiromi Goto, and Valerie Griswold-Ford. As always, if anything mentioned sounds good to you, please check it out, as well as other work by the author!
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