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



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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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