Monday, April 27, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Wonderful Wilhelm and Willis

(Sorry this didn't appear sooner; when I checked my post last night, it accidentally switched to draft status.)

Kate Wilhelm's fiction first appeared in 1956, and since then she's won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Solstice Award. She's also been inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She's most famous for her novel Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, which discusses such themes as individuality, creativity, and environmental distasters. (This one is on my To-Read list.) She also writes mysteries and has mentored (and continues to mentor) other writers. Learn more about her on her website and Wikipedia, and find her work on Amazon.

Next up is one of my favorite authors, Connie Willis. She's another multiple-award winner for the Hugo and the Nebula, and she's a SWFA Grand Master and a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. One of my favorite works of hers is To Say Nothing of the Dog, which I have in both paper and Kindle format. I found Passage very thought-provoking and enjoyed "Even the Queen." I've seen Willis at ChiCon in 2000, but I don't have her autograph. You can learn more about her on her website and Wikipedia and order her books from Amazon.

Can you think of more wonderful W women SF authors? Please list them in the comments below.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You picked some major award winners there.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Their awards are well-deserved, Alex.

PT Dilloway said...

Good choices.

Unknown said...

Two new authors for me. I think I should start reading more science fiction!

My latest post for the Blogging A to Z Challenge.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm going to have to read, To Say Nothing of the Dog again. It's been too long.

Kern Windwraith said...

It's been years since I've ready any of Kate Wilhelm's books. Probably time to pick one up again. I'm not familiar with Connie Willis--thanks for the recommendation.

I'm tempted now to keep going back through your posts until I've read all the way to A, but I'm going to restrain myself and come back when April is over. Discipline, it's all about the discipline.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Pat, have you read any of them?

Majanka, I highly recommend the genre.

Maria, yes, it's a book that's definitely worth rereading!

Kern, come back on Thursday, as I have a special announcement I'm going to add to the final post.

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