Women SFF Authors of the 1970s

Got this from Ian Sales who took it from Nicholas Whyte, who got it from James Nicoll. Note that it is a list of women who started their careers in the 1970s hence no Russ for example.  And yes I was surprised at some of the names here dating back that far.

Italicize the authors you’ve heard of before reading this list of authors, bold the ones you’ve read at least one work by, underline the ones of whose work you own at least one example of.

Lynn Abbey read short fiction in various places but not a whole book

 Eleanor Arnason

 Octavia Butler

 Moyra Caldecott

 Jaygee Carr

 Joy Chant

Suzy McKee Charnas

 C. J. Cherryh

 Jo Clayton

 Candas Jane Dorsey

 Diane Duane

 Phyllis Eisenstein

 Cynthia Felice

 Sheila Finch

 Sally Gearhart

 Mary Gentle

 Dian Girard

 Eileen Gunn

 Monica Hughes

 Diana Wynne Jones

 Gwyneth Jones

 Leigh Kennedy

 Lee Killough

 Nancy Kress

 Katherine Kurtz

 Tanith Lee

 Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb) (read both)

 Elizabeth A. Lynn

 Phillipa Maddern

 Ardath Mayhar read short fiction in various places but not a whole book

 Vonda McIntyre

 Patricia A. McKillip

 Janet Morris

 Pat Murphy

 Sam Nicholson (AKA Shirley Nikolaisen)

 Rachel Pollack read short fiction in various places but not a whole book

Marta Randall

Anne Rice

Jessica Amanda Salmonson

 Pamela Sargent

Sydney J. Van Scyoc

Susan Shwartz

Nancy Springer

Lisa Tuttle

Joan Vinge

Élisabeth Vonarburg

Cherry Wilder

Connie Willis

Note I own and have read pretty much everything by Mary Gentle, Leigh Kennedy, Gwyneth Jones and Pat Murphy, I know I’m behind on Butler but I’m working on it.

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About Kev McVeigh

Review of literary matters, mostly but not all SFF , and digressions into music and other arts. Engagement welcomed.
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