Saturday, April 25, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Vaughn, Vinge, and Vonarburg

Today I have a trio of venerable V authors for you.

Carrie Vaughn is the author of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a female werewolf. I've read several books in the series but am a few books behind. Apparently she will be ending the series soon, so it might be time to catch up on the ones I've missed. I also like her Golden Age superhero series. She's also written for the Wild Cards series, and one of her short stories earned a Hugo nomination. Learn more about her and her work on her website, Wikipedia, and Amazon.

Joan Vinge was married to SF writer Vernor Vinge and is currently married to a former SF editor. She won the Hugo for The Snow Queen; I have both that book and the sequel, The Summer Queen, in my collection. You can learn more about her and her work on her website, Wikipedia, and Amazon.

Last but not least is French-born Canadian science fiction writer Elisabeth Vonarburg. I met her at WisCon one year and was lucky enough to get her to autograph In the Mother's Land for me. I don't think she has an English website or a lot of books that have been translated into English. You can learn more about her on Wikipedia and find her work on Amazon.

Please add any other female V SF authors you can think of in the comments below.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I believe Michael Whelan did Vinge's book covers.

Sandra Almazan said...

Those are some classic covers!

Pat Dilloway said...

I did not like Carrie Vaughn's After the Golden Age book. I didn't realize there was a series. But she did write my favorite story in George RR Martin's "Wild Cards" collection. Though it's kind of funny that her story wasn't written until 2010 while the others were written in the 80s. So saving the best for last I guess.

Anyway, hooray, 1 of these female authors I've read! Of course it would help if Amazon put these authors on sale more the way they have for Arthur C Clarke or Kurt Vonnegut.

Christiana P said...

These are brilliant recommendations. Thanks for sharing!

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