Female Science Fiction Authors

There’s not nearly enough attention paid to female science fiction authors. I spent a few hours compiling a list that I was going to use for my own purposes, and then realized there was no reason not to make it available.

Please note a * after a listing in nationality indicates not originally from that country.

The three main sources I used were:

First NameLast NameWebsiteNationality
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AnnAguirrehttp://www.annaguirre.comAmerican
ElenaAldunateWikipediaChilean
R.J.AndersonCanadian
PatriciaAnthonyWikipediaAmerican
K.A.Applegatehttp://www.mackidsbooks.com/crenshaw/American
E.L.Arch (Pseudonym)WikipediaAmerican
EleanorArnasonhttp://eleanorarnason.blogspot.com/American
CatherineAsarohttp://www.catherineasaro.net/American
MadelineAshbyhttp://madelineashby.com/Canadian*
JanetAsimovWikipediaAmerican
NancyAsireWikipediaAmerican
MargaretAtwoodhttp://margaretatwood.ca/Canadian
BBBB
HilaryBaileyWikipediaBritish
EliaBarcelohttp://soyfandeeliabarcelo.blogspot.com/Austrian*
MarjorieBarnardWikipediaAustralian
ElizabethBearWikipediaAmerican
TheaBeckmanWikipediaDutch
MalorieBlackmanhttp://www.malorieblackman.co.uk/British
Maya KaathrynBohnhoffhttp://www.mayabohnhoff.com/American
KarinBoyehttp://www.karinboye.se/verk/dikter/dikter-en.shtmlSwedish
LeighBrackettWikipediaAmerican
Marion ZimmerBradleyhttp://www.mzbworks.com/American
GillianBradshawWikipediaAmerican
KristiBrookshttp://kristibrooks.peglegpu.server300.com/American
Lela E.Buishttps://lelaebuis.wordpress.com/American
Lois McMasterBujoldhttp://www.dendarii.com/American
Octavia E.Butlerhttp://octaviabutler.org/American
CCCC
PatCadiganWikipediaAmerican
Suzy McKeeCharnashttp://www.suzymckeecharnas.com/American
DainaChavianohttps://blog.dainachaviano.com/Cuban
C.J.Cherryhhttp://www.cherryh.com/American
JoClaytonhttp://joclayton.deepgenre.com/American
MildrenClingermanWikipediaAmerican
ErrollCollinsWikipediaBritish
SuzanneCollinshttp://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/American
JuanitaCoulsonWikipediaAmerican
StormConstantinehttp://www.stormconstantine.co.uk/British
SaraCreasyhttp://www.saracreasy.com/Australian*

 

 

 


D-F, G-J, K-M, N-R, S-Z

Are you a female science fiction writer or do you know of one that should be on this list? Fill out the form below and I’ll include it if the author is applicable.(Ie: Doesn’t only do fantasy.)