WWE Challenge, Part Two.

Setting the first WWE challenge for myself was so much fun* that I had to do it again. At this rate I will not only have the entire year’s reading list planned out by the weekend, but will have to give up some non-essential task like personal grooming to get all these novels read and reviews written.

Today, I set up a list of 12 novels that won different SF/F awards, from the Philip K. Dick Award to the World Fantasy. Again, the selections were all female authors.

Looking through some of these award lists was depressing, particularly the sci-fi winners. For example, the British Science Fiction Association has awarded a female author three times in over four decades. Less than 1 in 10.

This chapped my ass.

I ate a fruit roll-up to remind myself of happy things from my childhood, and moved on.

These novels were published from the Ford administration to 2012:

  • The Speed of Dark, Elizabeth Moon
  • Death’s Master, Tanith Lee
  • Blackout, Connie Willis
  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm
  • The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
  • A Door Into Ocean, Joan Slonczewski
  • Solstice Wood, Patricia A. McKillip
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlin Kiernan
  • Beauty, Sheri S. Tepper
  • Ash: A Secret History, Mary Gentle
  • Life, Gwyneth Jones
  • Godmother Night, Rachel Pollack

*Read: mania-inducing.

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