Wednesday, April 08, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Great Gs: Gentle, Graykin, Griffith, and Grotta

Here are some of the great women SF/fantasy authors whose names begin with "G":

There is nothing gentle about war or women warriors in Mary Gentle's The Book of Ash series. She writes alternate history and high fantasy. You can learn more about Gentle on Wikipedia and find her books on Amazon.

Justine Graykin is a sister member of Broad Universe. She's written short stories in various anthologies such as UnCONventional (one of the co-editors is also a member of Broad Universe) along with novels. Learn more about her on her website.

Nicola Griffith is the wife of Kelly Eskridge, who was featured earlier in this series. Griffith is the author of Ammonite, which I think I read a long time ago but don't have in my current book collection. Find her online on her blog, Wikipedia, and Amazon.

Finally, let me close with Sally Wiener Grotta, sister member of Broad Universe and author of The Winter Boy, a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where older women use sex to train male leaders. Learn more about Grotta on her website (since her husband is also a writer, the site features both of them).

 Do you have any other authors to add to this list? Feel free to add them in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Oh! I've heard good things about Ammonite, but I haven't read it yet. :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are all new to me!

Matthew MacNish said...

Those Mary Gentle covers are gorgeous!

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Sandra Almazan said...

njmagas, I hope you check it out!

Alex, you might be interested in Gentle's books.

Matthew, they sure are!

Pat Dilloway said...

I of course haven't heard of any of them. Those old covers are great. It's too bad they don't do a lot like those anymore.

Sandra Almazan said...

Pat, I wonder if any of the cover artists freelance these days.

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