The Greatest Female Sci-fi/Fantasy authors of all time
I came across this article, and it inspired me to read these authors, as they are almost all authors that I have never actually read. I have heard of most of them, but have for a long time steered clear of any Sci-fi or Fantasy books, especially world-building ones. The one author on the list I have read is Madeleine L'Engle, but it's been a long time, so she deserves to be read again.
However, as an adult I have read and enjoyed Tolkien, and really delved into Urban Fantasy. I have several contemporary authors that I really like, but most of the authors on this list are older and have been publishing since the 1950s and 1960s.
I personally thought one glaring omission from this list is Anne McCaffery. She is an author that my mom loves and I rebelled against, but I did enjoy the two series I read by her when I was younger.
So, here is the list I am planning to tackle, in no particular order:
Stranger Things Happen: Stories by Kelly Link
Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories by Angela Carter
Shadowdance also by Angela Carter
and the following are books I will be reading in Kindle format:
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Shikasta by Doris Lessing
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Of course, before I jump into this list, I have to finish the book I just started, the 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers.