Periodic Table of SF Women

An interesting thing put together by Diana Comet and Sandra McDonald has been making the rounds on the net this week, the Periodic Table of SF Women collects the names of a number of talented female contributors to the SF field over the last 75 years.

There’s also a video:

And of course, someone has turned it into a meme.

Bold the women by whom you own books
Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (short stories count)
*Star those you don’t recognize

My list after a break, because it’s a long one.

Andre Norton
C. L. Moore
Evangeline Walton*
Leigh Brackett
Judith Merril*
Joanna Russ
Margaret St. Clair*
Katherine MacLean*
Carol Emshwiller
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Zenna Henderson*
Madeline L’Engle
Angela Carter
Ursula LeGuin
Anne McCaffrey
Diana Wynne Jones
Kit Reed*
James Tiptree, Jr.
Rachel Pollack*
Jane Yolen*
Marta Randall*
Eleanor Arnason*
Ellen Asher
Patricia A. McKillip
Suzy McKee Charnas*
Lisa Tuttle
Nina Kiriki Hoffman*
Tanith Lee
Pamela Sargent*
Jayge Carr*
Vonda McIntyre*
Octavia E. Butler
Kate Wilhelm*
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro*
Sheila Finch*
Mary Gentle
Jessica Amanda Salmonson*
C. J. Cherryh
Joan D. Vinge*
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Ellen Kushner
Ellen Datlow
Nancy Kress
Pat Murphy
Lisa Goldstein
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough*
Mary Turzillo*
Connie Willis
Barbara Hambly*
Nancy Holder*
Sheri S. Tepper
Melissa Scott*
Margaret Atwood
Lois McMaster Bujold
Jeanne Cavelos*
Karen Joy Fowler
Leigh Kennedy*
Judith Moffett*
Rebecca Ore*
Emma Bull
Pat Cadigan
Kathyrn Cramer*
Laura Mixon*
Eileen Gunn*
Elizabeth Hand
Kij Johnson*
Delia Sherman*
Elizabeth Moon
Michaela Roessner*
Terri Windling
Sharon Lee*
Sherwood Smith*
Katherine Kurtz*
Margo Lanagan
Laura Resnick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch*
Sheila Williams
Farah Mendlesohn
Gwyneth Jones
Ardath Mayhar*
Esther Friesner*
Debra Doyle*
Nicola Griffith*
Amy Thomson*
Martha Wells*
Catherine Asaro*
Kate Elliott
Kathleen Ann Goonan*
Shawna McCarthy*
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Maureen McHugh*
Cheryl Morgan
Nisi Shawl*
Mary Doria Russell*
Kage Baker
Kelly Link
Nancy Springer*
J. K. Rowling
Nalo Hopkinson
Ellen Klages
Tanarive Due*
M. Rickert
Theodora Goss
Mary Anne Mohanraj*
S. L. Viehl*
Jo Walton
Kristine Smith*
Deborah Layne
Cherie Priest
Wen Spencer*
K. J. Bishop
Catherynne M. Valente
Elizabeth Bear
Ekaterina Sedia
Naomi Novik
Mary Robinette Kowal
Ann VanderMeer

So many asterisks there, I’m going to have to look into some more of these authors.


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