S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

A week of SF novels by women in the 201st decade CE

For the last many weeks, Niall at Torque Control has been collating lists of the best SF novels by women in the 201st decade CE. Over the course of this week, he will be posting the results. They begin with this overview, and continue with frequently-nominated (but not in the top 10) novels from this year.


I quite like lists of recommended books, especially nicely-concise ones. They provide self-contained reading projects. Thanks to tammabanana, I have Mira Grant's Feed, Charie Priest's Boneshaker, N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and Suzanna Collins's The Hunger Games lined up to read. They'd all been recommended to be before, but she put them together, along with a few others, as a short, accessible list which my local library's promptness made particular easy to follow.

First, however, I'm finishing off my first Greg Bear novel, a story from the 199th decade, which - for all its merits thus far which far outweigh - so to speak - this annoyance, featured early, light-handed characterizations of several of its female protagonists based on their weight. Also, it has a general lack of consciousness that this planet has more than one hemisphere.

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