Friday, April 24, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Ulbrich Almazan and Ursula Le Guin

After reading about so many other accomplished and talented women, I feel a little strange about putting myself on this list. My words have forked no lightning, at least not yet. Nevertheless, I do qualify, and if I don't count myself, who will?

If you're a new reader to this blog, I'm Sandra Ulbrich Almazan, the author of the science fiction Catalyst Chronicles series and the fantasy Season Avatars series, along with several unrelated short stories. My novella Move Over Ms. L., which was an early version of Lyon's Legacy, won an Honorable Mention in the 2001 UPC Science Fiction Awards. One of my short stories was published in the anthology Firestorm of Dragons, but the rest of my work is indie-published. You can learn more about me at my website and find my books on Amazon.Oh, and my next book, Scattered Seasons, goes live in four days!

This next author is much more well-known than I am: Ursula Le Guin. I did meet her briefly at WisCon one year, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get her autograph. Le Guin has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards multiple times. In fact, she has won the Locus Award more times than any other writer. I had no idea that she is a Taoist. I probably don't need to say much about her work, as it's so well known. If you need to find copies of her work, here's her Amazon page. Of course, you can read more about her on her website and Wikipedia.

Are we unusual for being "U" SF women authors, or can you think of other examples? If so, please list them in the comments.


Pat Dilloway said...

One of those is really familiar. I approve of shameless plugging.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Of course you should mention yourself!

Sandra Almazan said...

Gee, I wonder which one is familiar, Pat.

Thanks for the support, Alex!

Maria Zannini said...

Nope. You and Let Guin are the only Us I know. You're in good company. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Nope. You and Let Guin are the only Us I know. You're in good company. :)

Sandra Almazan said...

I definitely am, Maria!

Timothy Brannan said...

I love Ursula K. LeGuin! Just great stuff.

Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
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