Hello everyone! We’ve just added a new “best of” list to Worlds Without End (#33!) that we think you’re really gonna like: Science Fiction by Women Writers.
This list comes to us from WWEnder and Uber User, the King of Lists himself, Mr. James Wallace Harris and his compatriot Mike Jorgensen. Jim and Mike created this new list using the time tested method that gave us the much revered Classics of Science Fiction list. Basically they reviewed every damn list they could find (65 in all!) and picked the books by women writers that made it onto at least 4 of those lists. The result is a who’s who of women in genre fiction and a great place to find some great reads. Be sure to check out the Classics of Science Fiction website for the source lists and essays.
This new list is an excellent addition to the other women-centric lists we feature on WWEnd including Ian Sales’ popular SF Mistressworks, David G. Hartwell’s 200 Significant SF Books by Women, and WWEnd’s own Award Winning Books by Women Authors. If you’re ready to explore more works by women authors these lists will take you far along that road.
And as long as you’re at it join us for the 5th annual WWEnd Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge! This year’s iteration has reading levels from just 6 books, enough to get your feet wet, all the way up to 48 books, for those looking to dive deep.
Our thanks to Jim and Mike for building such a great list and sharing it with us on WWEnd! Let us know what you think about the new list in the comments below. Read on!
The 2016 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:
- Consider by Kristy Acevedo (Jolly Fish)
- Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens by Eleanor Arnason (Aqueduct)
- The Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper (Arsenal Pulp)
- Unpronounceable by Susan diRende (Aqueduct)
- Graft by Matt Hill (Angry Robot)
- Super Extra Grande by Yoss (Restless)
The award is presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction originally published in paperback form in the United States from the previous calendar year. First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 14, 20176 at Norwescon 40 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.
Have you read any of these? What looks good to you on that list?
- The Chimes by Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
- The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
- Savages by K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
- A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (Morrow)
Our congrats to Anna Smaill and all the finalists. You can see the complete list of winners in all categories over at Locus.
Logan has seen some shit and it has taken it’s toll on him. I really like where they’re going with this. Long-term consequences are not often portrayed in superhero movies. Here we’re going to see just what years of superhero-ing can do to a man. I’m wondering if his healing powers are on the wane with all those scars on display. And the Professor does not look too good either. They both look rode hard and put up wet and the Johnny Cash song plays perfectly to emphasize the decay and remorse. Can’t wait.
The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:
- The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence (Harper Voyager)
- The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz)
- Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia (Baen)
- Gotrek & Felix: Slayer by David Guymer (Black Library)
- Ruin by John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan)
The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:
- The Vagrant by Peter Newman (Harper Voyager)
- Battlemage by Stephen Aryan (Orbit)
- The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (Pan Macmillan)
- The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig (Harper Voyager)
- Starborn by Lucy Hounsom (Pan Macmillan)
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Harper Voyager)