151. SF/F By Women (Our Favorites) w/ Susan Bigelow and Emma Newman

25 Jun

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.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 151 — Download (MP3)

Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 1:00:02)

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

Check out Susan and Emma’s books!  They are awesome!

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Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.


3 Responses to “151. SF/F By Women (Our Favorites) w/ Susan Bigelow and Emma Newman”

  1. Antonia June 26, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    In discussion last night, Tanith Lee’s patchy output came up, but all agreed that they loved ‘Drinking Sapphire Wine’, and voices were heard for ‘Silver Metal Lover’ and ‘The Electric Forest’ (the latter very similar to ‘The Girl Who Was Plugged In’ by Tiptree).

    • shaunduke June 26, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks for the comment. I’ll have to check out those other stories 🙂


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