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At the beginning of the year, several bloggers made pledges to read more sf/f books written by women. I took a somewhat opposite pledge: to read at least one book a month written (or co-written) by a man! Co-written books equal a 1/2 mark. Re-reads are included.

Female: 59-1/2
Male: 17

I would have to say that I just barely met the goal, and only by including the re-reads. I read 4.5x as many female-written stories as male-written ones. I about equally did-not-finish books by both genders, so that wouldn't have affected the results.

I didn't re-read as much as I'd thought:

New: 51.5 (.5 = short story)
Re-read: 25

but still a 1/3 of the total.

Only two male authors on the to-buy list for next year (previously posted on James Nicoll's blog):

Feb
Paul Kearney, Kings of Morning

Mar
C.J. Cherryh, Intruder

Apr
Mary Robinette Kowal, Glamour in Glass
Sharon Shinn, Shape of Desire (she read from it at WFC; I have some reservations)

May
Ysabeau Wilce, Flora's Fury

Jul
Wen Spencer, Elfhome

Aug
Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Steals the Show
Patricia Wrede, The Far West
Violette Malan, Shadowlands

Sep
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Dragon Ship

Nov
Lois McMaster Bujold, Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (date and title tentative, but the book is turned in)


Secondary list (ones that I have even more reservations about)
Mark del Franco, Undone Deeds
Gail Carriger, Timeless
Ben Aaronovitch, Whispers Under Ground
Laurell K. Hamilton, Kiss the Dead (yeah, yeah)


But I do have the rest of the Long Price Quartet to read!

edited 1/1/2012 to add the Wilce and Bujold books (and remove the flash insert--how did that get there?)

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From James Nicoll's blog. As he found, once there's a systematic search for authors, there's a lot more that I've never heard of. Italicize if you've heard of them, bold if you've read them, underline if you own a work. I may have missed a few that I actually have heard of.

One of my favorite authors is here: Martha Wells, although I didn't read one of her books until several years later.

Alison Baird
Amanda Ashley
Athena Andreadis
Barbara Davies
Barbara Johnson-Haddad
Catherine Asaro
Catherine Jinks
Connie Hirsch
Cynthia Blair
Cynthia Soroka
Donna Jo Napoli
Elizabeth Counihan
Elizabeth Cunningham
Elizabeth E. Wein
Ellen Straw
Felicity Savage
Gayle Greeno
Gemma Files
Heather G. Wells
Helen Dunmore
Holly Wade Matter
Janice Lee Smith
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Julia S. Mandala
Kandis Elliot
Karawynn Long
Kate Orman
Katherine Harbour
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Laura Frankos
Laura Godwin
Linda J. Dunn
Lisa Smedman
Lisanne Norman
Lois H. Gresh
Lucy A. Snyder
Lynn Coulter
Maggie Shayne
Margaret Mayo
Marion Dane Bauer
Martha Wells !!!
Pati Nagle
Patricia Briggs
Penelope Love
Reina Delacroix
Shannah Jay (AKA Anna Jacobs)
Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
Sue Dyson
Susan Davis
Sylvia Waugh
Tamara Thorne
Wendy Corsi Staub
melita66: (Default)
From James Nicoll's blog. As he found, once there's a systematic search for authors, there's a lot more that I've never heard of. Italicize if you've heard of them, bold if you've read them, underline if you own a work. I may have missed a few that I actually have heard of.

Not a good year for me. The Heald book is Mistwalker and was marketed as a "Discovery." I don't remember by which publisher, Del Rey, maybe. I don't want to try to track it down on the shelves.

Amy Benesch
Barbara Bretton
Barbara G. Walker
Beth Webb
Bonnie Blake
Caroline Spector
Carrie Richerson
Catherine Mintz
Cecilia Tan
Charlee Jacob
Christine Harris
Claire Carmichael
Denise Lopes Heald
Denise Vitola
Eugenia Riley
Holly Lisle
Jane Toombs
Jean Stewart
Jennie Gray
Joanne Harris
Joy V. Smith
Karen Rose Cercone
Kate Daniel
Lee Martindale
Lela E. Buis
Leslie What
Lillian Csernica
Linda Smith
Lisa Deason
Malorie Blackman
Mary Ann Mitchell
Mary Soon Lee
Nancy Atherton
Pamela Briggs
Sandra Rector
Sarah Ash
Severna Park
Sonia Orin Lyris
Stephanie D. Shaver
Susan Sizemore
Syne Mitchell
Tippi N. Blevins
Wendi Lee
melita66: (icebert)
From James Nicoll's blog. As he found, once there's a systematic search for authors, there's a lot more that I've never heard of. Italicize if you've heard of them, bold if you've read them, underline if you own a work. I may have missed a few that I actually have heard of.

Alison Sinclair
Anne Harris
Anne Logston
Ashley McConnell
Barbara Delaplace
Bertrice Small
Bridget Wood
C. Dale Brittain
Carol Ellis
Catherine MacLeod
Catherine Wells
Christie Golden
Christine Beckert
Cynthia Ward
D. M. Recktenwalt
Dana Cunningham
Dana Stabenow
Deidra Cox
Deirdre Counihan
Diana Gabaldon
Diane Arrelle
Elaine Cunningham
Greer Gilman
Heather Graham
Holly Day
Jackie French
Jane S. Fancher
Janni Lee Simner
Jean Rabe
Jenna Black
Julie R. Good
Kathleen Alcalá
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Kathleen Duey
Kathleen Morgan
Kathryn Reiss
Laura Resnick
Lene Kaaberbol
Linda Lael Miller
Lyn McConchie
Marella Sands
Margaret Ball
Margo Lanagan
Marie Landis
Mary Pope Osborne
Michelle West (AKA Michelle Sagara)
Patricia Simpson
Rhonda Eikamp
Roz Kaveney
S. D. Perry
Sylvie Germain
Tia V. Travis
Valerie J. Freireich
melita66: (icebert)
From James Nicoll's blog. As he found, once there's a systematic search for authors, there's a lot more that I've never heard of. Italicize if you've heard of them, bold if you've read them, underline if you own a work. I may have missed a few that I actually have heard of.


Alexis Glynn Latner
Alice Hoffman
Ann Groves
Ann Nocenti
Annette Curtis Klause
Barb Hendee
Barbara Rosen
Catherine Fisher
Cathy Buburuz
Claudia O'Keefe
Dawn Dunn
Debbie Dadey
Dian Curtis Regan
Diana G. Gallagher
Diana Rivers
ElizaBeth Gilligan
Ellen Guon
Francesca Lia Block
Jane Lindskold
Janice Bennett
Jenny Jones
Jessica Palmer
Jessie D. Eaker
Karen Wehrstein
Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Kelley Eskridge
Leah Rewolinski
Lenora K. Rogers
Lorelei Shannon
Lynn S. Hightower
Marcia Thornton Jones
Marianne J. Dyson
Marin Xiques
Marise Morland
Marthayn Pelegrimas
Mary E. Choo
Mary H. Herbert
Mary Rosenblum
Molly Brown
N. Lee Wood
Nancy Jane Moore
P. D. Cacek
P. N. Elrod
Pam Chillemi-Yeager
Pat Graversen
Patricia Duffy Novak
Paula King
Pauline E. Dungate
Pauline Fisk
Peg Kehret
Sarah Smith
Saranne Dawson
Sherrie Brown
Sherryl Jordan
Stephanie Shaver
Sue Harrison
Sue Isle
Susan Wade
Wendy Rathbone

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