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more geek woman reading

hfnuala pointed us to this full entry about geeky books written by women:
It includes a shortlist of 21 (which I posted about here) and "a long list of all the suggested works (122)"

So here I go again with the "bolding stuff I've read".
And as always I'm open to hearing arguments why I should read the ones I haven't read.

Geek Books by Women: A Long List (122)

Code Noir - Marianne de Pierres
In the Garden of Iden - Kage Baker
Moon of Three Rings - Andre Norton
Grass - Sheri S Tepper [I liked it when I read it, but after reading one or two other works of hers, I stopped reading her stuff.]
Time Future - Maxine McArthur
Crash Deluxe - Marianne de Pierres
Raising the Stones - Sheri S Tepper [I can't remember if I read this]
Double Vision - Tricia Sullivan
Her Smoke Rose up Forever - James Tiptree Jr [It's maybe 4th on my to-read pile right now]
The Mount - Carol Emshwiller [I plan to read it.]
Tough Guide to Fantasyland - Diana Wynne Jones [I haven't read the whole thing...the OH likes to read me segments before bed]
Synners and Fools - Pat Cadigan
Natural History - Justina Robson
Downbelow Station - CJ Cherryh [Currently reading. Like a lot.]
Heritage of Hastur - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shards of Honour - Lois McMaster Bujold [Bujold is on my very short "always-read" list]
Rats & Gargoyles - Mary Gentle
The Snow Queen - Joan D Vinge [It's an impressive piece of work, but I couldn't sympathize with the characters for the most part.]
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm [On my to-read list]
Bride of the Rat God - Barbara Hambly [Not this one. I like Those Who Hunt the Night.]
Bellwether - Connie Willis [I find myself remembering Passage a lot, even though I found it kind of annoying, too.]
Northhanger Abbey - Jane Austen [Haven't read this one, but like Jane Austen in general]
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
The True Game - Sheri S Tepper
Dealing with Dragons - Patricia C Wrede
The Hero & the Crown - Robin McKinley
City of Pearl - Karen Traviss
Parable of the Talents - Octavia Butler
The Dispossessed - Ursula Le Guin
Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin

Life - Gwyneth Jones
Stranger Things Happen -Kelly Link
Black Juice - Margo Lanagan
Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
Magic or Madness - Justine Larbalestier
Star of the Guardian trilogy - Margaret Weis
Bone Dance - Emma Bull
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle [Haven't read in a long time. Really liked as a kid.]
Forbidden Tower - Marion Zimmer Bradley [I really didn't like this one, although I LOVED Mists of Avalon]
Barrayar - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
Tithe - Holly Black
Beauty - Robin McKinley
The Black Jewels trilogy - Anne Bishop
Time Past - Maxine McArthur
The Shattered Chain - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Dragonsinger - Anne McCaffrey
The White Dragon - Anne McCaffrey
[Read everything Dragon-related available as a teen, haven't read much of her stuff since.]
The Valdemar series - Mercedes Lackey (well, I've read at least one of them)
Nightbirds on Nantucket - Joan Aiken
The Best Of - CL Moore
The Year of our War - Steph Swainston
Maul - Tricia Sullivan
Silver Screen - Justina Robson
White Queen - Gwyneth Jones
North Wind - Gwyneth Jones
Phoenix Café - Gwyneth Jones
Speed of Dark - Elizabeth Moon
Queen City Jazzy - Kathleen Ann Goonan
Brown Girl in the Ring - Nalo Hopkinson
Golden Vanity - Rachel Pollack
Archangel Protocol - Lyda Morehouse
Spin State - Chris Moriarty
Limit of Vision - Linda Nagata
Snake Inside - Liza Tuttle
Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merrriwell - Pat Murphy
Riddlemaster of Hed - Patricia McKillip [I tried but I couldn't get into it.]
Lens of the World - Robin A McAvoy
Briefing for a Descent in Hell - Doris Lessing
Crossfire - Nancy Kress
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
The Etched City - KJ Bishop
Mindplayers - Pat Cadigan
Sarah Canary - Karen Joy Fowler
Madness Season - CS Friedman [I liked In Conquest Born but didn't like this at all.]
The Dream Years - Lisa Goldstein
Stable Strategies and Others - Eileen Gunn
Intervention - Julian May [I thought all the Julian May Milieu and Pliocene books were good reads.]
Memory - Linda Nagata
Trouble and her Friends - Melissa Scott
Death of the Necromancer - Martha Wells
The Falling Woman - Pat Murphy
The Midwife's Apprentice - Karen Cushman
The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm - Nancy Farmer
Weetzie Bat - Francesca Lia Block
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snider
Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson
Orlando - Virginia Woolf
Catherine called Birdy - Karen Cushman
New Moon trilogy - Midori Snyder
Woman on the Edge of Time - Marge Piercy [I read and liked Braided Lives and some of her poetry.]
Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M Auel [Ewww. Although actually the sequel was a lot worse.]
Dreamsnake - Vonda McIntyre
Tea with the Black Dragon - R A McAvoy
Tea in an empty cup - Pat Cadigan
Tehanu - Ursula Le Guin
Sargasso Sea - Andre Norton
The Darkangel Trilogy - Meredith Anne Pierce


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 29th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Looking at this list, I'm extremely puzzled that "geek" seems to equate to "science fiction and fantasy of all kinds." If I were listing geek books by women, I'd include Laurie Garrett's THE COMING PLAGUE and Dava Sobel's GALILEO'S DAUGHTER, to pick two examples off my shelves, before even thinking about Andre Norton or Robin McKinley (two authors I enjoy).
Nov. 29th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
It's my error. The meme starting as a result of the Guardian poll that listed the top geek novels.
Nov. 30th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
Next time you're in BookBuyers Mountain View, look in the children's book section and you'll find AWIT.
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