Clearly my list is limited by what I have read. There will be some significant omissions, no doubt, simply because certain books haven’t found their way into my sphere. So taking that and subjectiveness into account:

Tricia Sullivan – Maul

Maxine McArthur – Time Future

Octavia Butler – Fledgling

Nancy Kress – Probability Moon

Karen Traviss – City of Pearl

Nalo Hopkinson – Brown Girl in the Ring (just outside the ten year mark, but I’m ignoring that)

Kathleen Ann Goonan – Queen City Jazz

Nicola Griffith – Ammonite ( replaced Bujold but should have been on here in the first place anyway)

Joan Slonczewski – Door Into Ocean

Mary Gentle – Ash: a secret history

Year of Our War – Steph Swainston

The sad thing is that publishers are not buying much SF currently, and I fear that our current crop of talented female SF writers will wither and die, or be waylaid. Truly, if I had the funds, I would start my own imprint.

And here is a name to watch out for:

Joanne Anderton – Debris (forthcoming from Angry Robot)


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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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