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Who's your favorite FEMALE fantasy/sf writer?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by JaneCash125, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. JaneCash125

    JaneCash125 New Member

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    Pretty self-explanatory....I think I've found a new favorite in Jan Bozarth, but Juliet Marillier has been a favorite for a while.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Jacqueline Carey, author of the Kushiel's Legacy novels. I love her world-building skills.
     
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    Robin Hobb.
     
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    I second Jacqueline Carey. Captivatingly expressive and detailed.
     
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    i didnt realize robin hobb was a female... just assumed it was a guy... but i guess sierra phillpin is a guy too... heh

    i can only think of one female fantasy writer (seeing as men are prone to write fantasy sci fi) and that is marian zimmer bradley... shes okay but she needs to work her way into the jargon... the first chapter of avalon was jam packed.. but the story was decent
     
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    After my own heart... Sheri S. Tepper was actually my first exposure to a female fantasy author and I fell in love with her books. Unfortunately, I've read them all and have had to move on to other authors, hehe. I honestly don't have a favorite at the moment though - there are so many wonderful female fantasy authors in the world. Catherynne Valente is one of my favorites at the moment.
     
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    Le Guin is a #2 for me :) Right now I'm really digging Naomi Novik's Temeraire series.
     
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    Lois McMaster Bujold, hands down right now. Although I own everything Tepper has written. CJ Cherryh is pretty fab as well.
     
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    Same.
     
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    C. J. Cherryh for the breadth and consistency of her universe, and for her careful development of alien cultures.
     
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    I think mine would be Juliet Marillier or Patricia Briggs.
     
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    Kate Elliott
     
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    Rob Thurman, who I totally didn't know was a girl until after I'd read her series about Cal (Nightlife, Moonshine, Madhouse and Deathwish), and I was so excited when I found out.

    Rob Thurman created what I believe to be the best/coolest troll in all of Fantasy history. Imo. :)

    Also, I'm new here. Hi!
     
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    ... let's say... Romola - George Eliot.
    I find Ayn Rand's books to be quite interesting. She posits a world where implausible and discredited hard libertarian economics actually works. Her exploration of this world seems quite ham-fisted and banal, but the idea itself is outrageous enough to be intriguing.
     

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