Women Sci-fi Writers

A few I haven’t read…Which is a good thing. It’s a shame Ursula K. LeGuin just died.



I finally gotta admit…gotta open the doors to my souls…:

I don’t really give a sh*t which gender is behind what book. :sunglasses:


Sorry, are you just sharing the list you have there, are you just asking for some recommendations or just whatever really, no biggie?

When I read this book by P.D. James after I first heard about the film’s plot, I didn’t even know it was written by a woman at the time. I didn’t care who wrote it, only that the premise intrigued me a great deal.

I still don’t care, to be honest, I just like a damn good Science Fiction experience, no matter the sex or format in which it is presented. It is by far my favourite genre (I’m sure this comes as no surprise to you by now).

So, Delenn, is there anyone you would recommend or indeed, any one book in particular? I’d like to hear more about your interest in the genre if you wish to share?


I have to add to the list:

Lois McMaster Bujold

She is a wonderful author…


I just scrolled to the bottom of the article to the comments section…

:rofl: :laughing:


Yes, I was surprised she wasn’t on the list.

I am not a big fan of lists…I use them to find one I haven’t heard of them I “google” and 2 hours later I have been in 5 or more rabbit holes.

I don’t have a lot of time to read…with internet, games etc…but I have lately been reading

Charlie Jane Anders
Annalee Newitz

But I really don’t care about gender. I cut my baby teeth on H.G Wells, Jules Verne And Issac Asimov.
Some of my other reads are John Scalzi, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratcher, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Ben Bova, David Mack…just off the top of my head…





Let’s have a look at what you will be going home with tonight:


Thaaaaaaaaat’s right… But, that’s not all, you also go home with

*What an absolutely lovely treat, for all the whole family to enjoy.


*Own Tin Opener Required To Open, I used the ring pull for the wife’s wedding ring in 1982.

To explain: My first Science Fiction book, that I properly read as a child (and not just skimmed through it) was H.G Wells’ - The Time Machine.


I have, shamefully, read very few books by women. Definitely something I need to improve upon.

That being said, one of my recent favorites is The Just City by Jo Walton. It’s a very cool concept, and while it doesn’t land 100% perfectly IMO, it was compelling and a good read. It’s the first in a trilogy, but I’ve yet to get to the other two.

Now that I’m thinking about it, it could be cool to create a thread to share goodreads accounts so everyone can broaden their horizons. :slight_smile:


After I saw the movie I had a few nightmares about those Morlocks. :scream:


Terry Pratchett

which reminds me

I’m reading Mort now! My dad’s edition which is a million-year-old book. Hooray!

edit: completely forgot to add that he is also one of my all-time favorite authors and every single time I read one of his books I simply cannot believe they are real. I can’t explain… I just… he’s too good for my weak heart. :yellow_heart:


Oooh, I have read that one. I enjoyed it quite a bit, thanks for reminding me, I have yet to read so many of the Discworld novels.

Potential spoiler

He has to become Death’s apprentice or something, doesn’t he? I don’t think that is spoilers but just in case.


That is correct!

A corversation they have goes more or less like

“What’s your name, boy?”

“Mortmer, but they call me Mort.”

“Oh, how fitting.”

And as for you asking questions....

“Albert grunted. “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
Mort thought for a moment.
“No,” he said eventually, “what?”
There was silence.
Then Albert straightened up and said, "Damned if I know. Probably they get answers, and serve 'em right.”
― Terry Pratchett, Mort


The original or the 2000 remake? Lol. Sorry, JK.

That chair is such a marvellous creation, I’m glad the kept it’s look for the remake, even if it was a bad adaptation.


He is very similar to Douglas Adams in his writing style, I think. Very dry, very engaging & intelligent humour.

I was just looking to see if I still have my copy of Mort but I can’t see it but I did find “The Truth” Which is the 25th Novel in the Discworld series. I am ashamed to say, I still have not read it, along with many others.

Do you mind if I ask you, do you read Pratchett in English or Portuguese (and just translated that for me)? I recall seeing you say that you are Brazilian. Just wondered.

I’m always amazed by the sheer volume of people typing and talking in perfect or very near, perfect English, from all over the world. While here in good ol’ Blighty, we are still quite ignorant and very much behind the rest of the world when it comes to speaking a second language, never mind typing it too. I salute you.


Blasphemy! I say!!!


I’m bilingual. Dad’s American, mom’s Brazilian. I read in both languages. Machado de Assis in Portuguese, Terry Pratchett in English and Gabriel García Marquez in Spanish. Also, I work as a translator and interpreter (pt/eng). :wink:

I wanted to read War and Peace in Russian but I’m having to contend myself with this marvelous translation of the Russian while trying to figure out the French with my half-assed knowledge of it :joy: :

My second best purchase for the Kindle, really, after this, which gives me life:


Best kindle edition of anything I’ve ever seen ever I have NO IDEA how they made the formatting look so splendid, the footnotes pop-up like that, the lil’ numbers be so cute… it’s just a work of art on its own, Shakespeare aside.

Had to look “Blighty” up. The more you learn!

No need to salute me, bro. I had a great head-start and a privileged upbringing when it comes to languages. Not to say I didn’t do loads of studying, reading, writing, teaching, translating and interpreting to get where I am now, but just to say the people you see on the internet with such ease in the English language are the crème de la crème: people like me, who not only have access to the world wide web to begin with, but who also posses the means to enter it in its general default: English – and in Chrono’s case, also a good non-potato-y rig :wink:

Just something to think about. (:

(and you talk about YOUR long replies… pfffff amateur)