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beukes_moxyOK, so you’ve been wonderful helping me build my reading list. I now need to do some categorising. I’m looking to create a list of post 2000 female “cyberpunk-style” authors and to find a new term for them other than post-cyberpunk. Here are few ideas: motherpunk, femmepunk, sister-punk, femme-tek, femme-futures, femme-fuse.

So, before we get into the “isn’t cyberpunk dead?” thing, I’ll define what I’m looking for…

Post 2000 female science fiction authors who deal with themes of corporation vs community (not the individual), cyberspace and corporeality (post-humanism), future reproductive technologies and gender, and futurism, feminism and social change.

If you know an author from my list (or one I’ve missed) who writes about these themes, please leave me a comment, or discuss authors I’ve already placed here, and their fit. Your input will be TOTALLY invaluable!


Madeline Ashby – vN, iD

Elizabeth Bear – Hammered, Scardown, Worldwired; Dust, Grail, Chill

Lauren Beukes – Moxyland, Zoo City

Brook Bolander – And You shall Know her by the Trail of Dead (novelette)

Pat Cadigan – The Girl-Thing Who went out for Sushi, Dervish is Digital

Brenda Cooper – Edge of Dark. Hieroglyph

Nalo Hopkinson – Midnight Robber

Kameron Hurley – God’s War, Infidel, and Rapture

Larissa Lai – Salt Fish Girl

Lyda Morehouse – Archangel Protocol series

Chris Moriarty – SPIN series

Linda Nagata – Limit of Vision

Jennifer Pelland – Machine

Justina Robson – Mappa Mundi

Stephanie Saulter  – Gemsigns

Tricia Sullivan – Maul, Double Vision, Sound Mind, Lightborn


Hi Everyone! I’ve had so many emails about the next Marianne Delacourt book (Tara Sharp #4) that I thought you should know where things are at. Allen and Unwin won’t be publishing it, so if I don’t have a new publisher by the end of the year (I am in talks with a great indie press – fingers crossed!), I PROMISE I will self-publish it in December in time for your Xmas stockings!! It will most likely be in e-book format only, but I will explore paperback options as well.

I’ve changed the title from Too Sharp to Sharp Edge, and you can see the mock up of the potential cover here.

TS_Sharp Edge (2)


The next novel is set back in Perth and your favourite bikie, Bon Ames, gets Tara into deep, dangerous trouble! Things are also hotting up between Nick Tozzi and Ed.

In other news, my original SF screenplay – STALKING DAYLIGHT –  has been through nearly two drafts and I’m starting to look for opportunities to further hone it. It’s currently in an AWG competition to get further script editing. I’ve just had some very positive feedback on it, so I hope it has legs.

Book 2 of the PEACEMAKER series (SF, western, crime, urban fantasy) will be out in October 2015. The name will change (currently DEALBREAKER), and a cover will be ready shortly. I’ll share as soon as I can. Can’t wait to see what Joey HiFi does this time! In book 2 Virgin is working for GJIC – global intelligence – and the Mythos action is hotting up. She’s nursing some very hurt feelings about Heart’s betrayal, Hamish is acting weird, and Caro has some bad news. A lot is happening in the Western Quarter!! Not to mention that Sixkiller is his usual infuriating self.

The SF novella I’m writing for my MPhil is underway and is literary SF. That will be finished next year.

There are also two short stories on the horizon. One SF far future set in the Sentients of Orion universe and based on a dream I had – nearly finished. The other is a newly finished YA story that is very dark.



Hair_2014So here’s the thing guys… I need your help. I began my Research Masters on Future Feminism today, and I’m compiling a list of contemporary female SF authors (not fantasy, not YA, and not straight SF romance) who have been published in novel length work since 2000.

I’d love to hear who your favourite female SF (post 2000) author is so I can add them to my reading list. Please leave the names in the comments section and I’ll add them to my main list. I’ve made a solid start, but there are many more! I’ve alphabetised by surname.

Female SF novelists published post 2000:

Anne Aguirre
Nina Allan
Jo Anderton
Catherine Asaro
Rachel Bach

Kage Baker
Cherith Baldry

Elizabeth Bear
Jacey Bedford
Lauren Beukes

Jennifer Marie Brissett

Octavia Butler
Monica Byrne
Pat Cadigan

C J. Cherryh
Julie E. Czerneda
Aliette de Bodard
Sara Creasy
L Timmel Duchamp
Carol Emshwiller
Kelley Eskridge
Jaine Fenn

JM Frey
Mary Gentle

Carolyn Ives Gilman
Mira Grant
Kathleen Anne Goonan
Nicola Griffith
Andrea Hairston

Nalo Hopkinson
M. C. A. Hogarth
Sarah Hoyt
Tanya Huff

Kameron Hurley
Patty Jansen
Jean Johnson

Gwyneth Jones

Emmi Itaranta

Jacqueline Koyanagi

Mary Robinette Kowal
Nancy Kress

Kim Lakin-Smith

Larissa Lai
Sharon Lee
Anne Leckie

Karen Lord
Karin Lowachee

Helen Lowe
Maxine MacArthur
Maurenn F. McHugh

Lois McMaster Bujold
Julian May
Laura Mixon
Elizabeth Moon
Lyda Morehouse
Chris Moriarty
Meg Mundell
Pat Murphy
Linda Nagata
Emma Newman

Audrey Niffennegger
Lisanne Norman

Claire North

Nnedi Okorafor
Kate Orman
Helen Patrice

Cherie Priest

Kit Reed
Laura E. Reeve
Rhonda Roberts
Justina Robson
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Stephanie Saulter

Melissa Scott

Johanna Sinisalo
Joan Slonczewski
Kristine Smith
Steph Swainston
EJ Swift
Tricia Sullivan
Sheri S. Tepper
Steph Swainston
Karen Traviss
S. L. Viehl
Jo Walton
Martha Wells

Kim Westwood
Liz Williams
Connie Willis
Janine Ellen Young



Cynthia Echterling
Andrea K Host
G. S. Jennsen
Jen Foehner Wells


Mainstream Authors who have written SF

Kate Atkinson (Life After Life, 2013)
Margaret Atwood
Ioanna Bourazopoulou (What Lot’s Wife Saw, 2013 English trans)

Jennifer Egan (A Visit From the Goon Squad, 2010)
Lauren Groff (Arcadia, 2012)
Xiaolu Guo (UFO in Her Eyes, 2009)
Sarah Hall – The Carhullan Army
Liz Jensen (various, including The Rapture, 2009)
Joanna Kavenna (The Birth of Love, 2010)
Lydia Millet (Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, 2006)*
Jan Morris (Hav, 2007)*
Sarah Moss (Cold Earth)
Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being, 2013)
Jane Rogers (The Testament of Jessie Lamb, 2011)
Scarlett Thomas (various, including The End of Mr Y)
Kit Whtifield (In Great Waters, 2008)*
Jeanette Winterson (The Stone Gods, 2007)
Juli Zeh (The Method, 2012 English trans)



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Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 







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