Genre’s women, writing influences, and “literary” bits, oh my! Susan Bigelow and Emma Newman kindly join us to discuss our favorite female genre authors, the profound influence reading has on developing writers, reading outside genre, and their own work.
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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):
Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 1:00:02)
- HuffPost on the Wikipedia American Novelists (minus women) Fiasco
- Roundup of “Anonymous Protects (Jim C. Hines)
- Susan’s Website
- Susan’s Twitter
- Emma’s Website
- Emma’s Twitter
- Tea and Jeopardy!
- Angry Robot Books
- Candlemark & Gleam (publisher)
The Reading List
- Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith
- Parisol Protectorate Series by Gail Carringer
- The Night’s Masque Series by Anne Lyle
- The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Valor Series by Tonya Huff
- A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
- Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell
- “Collateral Memory” by Sabrina Vourvoulias
- Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias (our interview here)
- Andre Norton (everything)
- C.J. Cherryh (everything)
- Saga of the Exiles by Julian May
- Nalo Hopkinson (everything) (our interview here)
- Karen Lord (everything) (our interview here)
- Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Duology by Karen Miller
- After the Apocalypse by Maureen McHugh
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
- “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Joanna Russ (everything)
The Extra Reading List
- Myal by Erna Brodber
- Stina Leicht (Everything) (our interviews here, here and here)
- The House of the Stag by Kage Baker
- Wicked Gentleman by Ginn Hale
- The Young Wizards Series by Diane Duane
- Lauren Beukes (Everything) (our interviews here and here)
- “The Girl Who Was Plugged In” by James Tiptree Jr.
- Dawn by Octavia Butler
- “Bloodchild” by Octavia Butler
- “Speech Sounds” by Octavia Butler
- Parable of the SOwer by Octavia Butler
- Dust by Elizabeth Bear
- The Last Survivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer
- July’s People by Nadine Gordimer
- Jo Walton (Everything)
- Kate Elliott
- Mary Gentle
- Laura Anne Gilman
- Barbara Hambly
- Kameron Hurley
- Kay Kenyon
- Karin Lowachee
- Linda Nagata (our interview here)
- Martha Wells
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