54 Books

In December of 2009, I resolved to read at least 54 books that were either a: works of science fiction by female authors, or b: not in English.

SPOILERS abound.

If you are interested in buying any of the books I review here, please look for them in your local independent bookstore.

In the Vancouver area, I recommend White Dwarf Books for SF titles. They’ve got an excellent selection of recent titles. Sometimes there’s also a basset hound there, to help you find your books. Who doesn’t love a basset hound?

The List

30.The Eye of the Heron by Ursula K. Le Guin
29.Starshadows by Pamela Sargent
28.”Labyrinth” by Lois McMaster Bujold
27.Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold
26.Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
25.Ammonite by Nicola Griffith
24.Regenesis by C.J. Cherryh
23.Fleur du désert by Waris Dirie
22.Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
21.Memoirs of a Spacewoman by Naomi Mitchison
20.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
19.The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
18.Bellwether by Connie Willis
17.Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
16.Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
15.”Souls” by Joanna Russ
15.”Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” by James Tiptree, Jr.
14.The Female Man by Joanna Russ
13.Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson
12.Les Ames grises by Philippe Claudel
11.Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
10.Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
9.Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
8.Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
7.99 francs (14,99 euros) by Frédéric Beigbeder
6.The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
5.”The Mountains of Mourning” by Lois McMaster Bujold
4.The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
3.The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
2.Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff
1.Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau

3. A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn 2. The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms by Helen Merrick 1. James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips


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