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
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan


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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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

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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