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Four Fave Female Science Fiction Authors and One Fave Female Fantasy Author


Recommended by Lisa, one of the library's adult reference librarians.

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Lois McMaster Bujold

1318163.jpg Lois McMaster Bujold writes a science fiction series centering around Miles Vorkosigana young man with physical handicaps on a planet with a long history of rejecting mutants. Miles intensity and brilliance make him one of the most compelling characters Ive ever read. I own all the books in the series and find myself rereading favorite passages or entire books. The series begins with Cordelias Honor, the omnibus edition of the first two books in the series.

Connie Willis

1150905.jpg Connie Willis is one of the most gifted science fiction authors around. Some of her novels are dense, thought provoking dramatic works such as Passage, a novel examining near-death experiences. Others are lighter in nature. Her novel, Bellwether, pokes hilarious fun at trends and popular culture while To Say Nothing of the Dog, or How We Found the Bishops Bird Stump at Last is the only time-travel screwball comedy Ive ever read.

Pat Murphy

1222514.jpg Pat Murphy is an author I discovered because of my interest in Tolkien. Her novel, There and Back Again, is a fascinating reworking of Tolkiens The Hobbit. Enjoying this book led me on to her other works, my favorite of which is Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell, where a cruise ship enters the Bermuda Triangle and strange things ensue.

Sharon Lee

1271095.jpg Sharon Lee co-authors her Liaden novels with her husband, Steve Miller. The universe they create revolves around Clan Korval, an aristocratic family from the planet of Liad. Action, adventure, spaceships, romance and giant talking turtleswho could ask for more? Newcomers to the series may want to start with Local Custom.

Juliet Marillier

1188374.jpg Juliet Marilliers Sevenwaters Trilogy begins with Daughter of the Forest, a lyrical retelling of the Swan Brothers' fairytale. The beautifully realized Celtic landscape is filled with magic and intrigue. The authors second fantasy trilogy, starting with Wolfskin, is set in the mystical warrior culture of the Vikings.