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Reading list: "Fake Writer Girls" -- Women Science Fiction Writers

Created by: Debbie's Spurts

A list (and notes) compiled from those admired by author Jim C. Hines in his sarcastic blog post: http://www.jimchines.com/2013/10/fake-writer-girls/

This reading list shows a book from each author but they have written more.

Books: 12

Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin #1) - Jaime Lee Moyer
Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin #1)
Note: Wrote a perfectly good book about vengeful ghosts, then ruined it with relationships and romance!
Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire
Rosemary and Rue
Note: Prolific and popular. Stole multiple spots on the NYT Bestsellers List from deserving boy authors.
Brown Girl in the Ring - Nalo Hopkinson
Brown Girl in the Ring
Note: Her first book was Brown Girl in the Ring. Yeah, right. Call me when you write Brown Alpha Male in the Ring, amirite?
Range of Ghosts - Elizabeth Bear
Range of Ghosts
Note: Not only does she sneak relationship-cooties into her work, I’ve even seen her brag about doing it!
Hard Magic - Laura Anne Gilman
Hard Magic
Note: Sure, she’s been an editor as well as a Nebula-nominated author, but she also wrote some books for Luna. Romance! Fake Writer Girl! Unclean!
Binti - Nnedi Okorafor
Note: We all know she’s an award-winning novelist, but she’s also writing a Disney Fairies book. Need I say more?
God's War - Kameron Hurley
God's War
Note: Not just a fake writer girl, but a militant fake writer girl who actively blogs about girl stuff like sexism in addition to writing books.
The Lady Astronaut of Mars - Mary Robinette Kowal
The Lady Astronaut of Mars
Note: Her work has been described as Jane Austen with magic. That’s another dead giveaway right there. And if that’s not enough, she also plays with puppets!
Enchanted - Alethea Kontis
Note: She’s doing fairy tale retellings. Hmph. Fairy tale books are only worth reading if they’re written by a man!
The Shattered City - Tansy Rayner Roberts
The Shattered City
Note: That’s right, even Australia has Fake Writer Girls!!!
The Honey Month - Amal El-Mohtar
The Honey Month
Note: Yep, Canada too!
A Cavern of Black Ice - J.V. Jones
A Cavern of Black Ice
Note: Sure, she was writing grimdark fantasy decades ago, but do we really have to mention her when we talk about grimdark fantasy? Can’t we just talk about the men?


Abandoned by user
Did you see this list, Debbie: https://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/2016/08/08/60-essential-science-fiction-fantasy-reads.html

It has some additional "fake writer girls" that you might want to add to your list!


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