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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Grand Mistresses of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge 2018

Grand Mistresses of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge 2018

It's lonely at the top, especially if you're a woman at the top of a field in which women are outnumbered two to one. These are the Queens of Speculative Fiction, the ones we all admire or aspire to! This challenge was suggested by Dlw28, with modifying suggestions from our fearless leader, Cap (er, I mean, Dave Post).

We will be reading the works of the women who have been honoured with the SFWA's Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award (for science fiction,) the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, or the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. This includes authors and editors; short stories, novellas, magazines and novels. In alphabetical order, this list includes (and is limited to):

SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award:

World Horror Convention Grand Master Award:

World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement:

If you want to limit your selection to the Empresses of Speculative Fiction (who have won two out of the three awards) that list includes:

Empresses of Speculative Fiction:

The rules:

  • Re-reads must be at least five years old.
  • Only works by these women are elgible, but read as many books by the same author/editor as you like.
  • You are encouraged to overlap this challenge with other related challenges (such as Women of Genre Fiction, Author! Author! or 12 Awards in 12 Months.)
  • Please share! I'm distressed by how many avid readers seem to have never heard of these gifted ladies, and this must be remedied!

Happy reading!

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2018 – December 2018

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Witch of Estcarp = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Lady of the Lake = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Weyrwoman = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Queen of the Damned = 13 books + 6 reviews

Note: You must be a logged in member of WWEnd to join this challenge. Join WWEnd

anikachronicles

anikachronicles

6
5
4
3
2
1
Arrenby

Arrenby

The Eye of the Heron
The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
No Time to Spare:  Thinking About What Matters
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016:  with a Journal of a Writer's Week
2
1
CDR_Bill

CDR_Bill

All Clear
Blackout
City of Illusions
Dragonflight
The Faded Sun: Kutath
The Faded Sun: Shon'jir
Grass
Heavy Time
Hellburner
The Lathe of Heaven
Raising the Stones
Sideshow
To Say Nothing of the Dog
daxxh

daxxh

The Crystal Gryphon
Four Ways to Forgiveness
Gryphon in Glory
The Lathe of Heaven
Outer Space, Inner Lands
Stormqueen!
Thunderlord
2
1
Groovy Acolyte

Groovy Acolyte

Fires of Azeroth
Gate of Ivrel
Rocannon's World
Well of Shiuan
2
1
Hneite

Hneite

The Left Hand of Darkness
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Infinity_Outlaw

Infinity_Outlaw

6
5
4
3
2
1
Link

Link

3
2
1
MaggieK

MaggieK

Alphabet of Thorn
Beauty
Crosstalk
Fortress in the Eye of Time
The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Kingfisher
Lavinia
Prince of Annwn
Rimrunners
A Wrinkle in Time
Xanadu
2
1
paola_fi

paola_fi

13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
pixel

pixel

Except the Queen
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

Cuckoo's Egg
Downbelow Station
Dragonflight
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
The Faded Sun: Kutath
The Faded Sun: Shon'jir
Foreigner
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
Merchanter's Luck
The Paladin
Sassinak
Weyr Search
Wizards' Worlds
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Changing Planes
The Dark is Rising
The Defiant Agents
Forge of Heaven
Galactic Derelict
Hammerfall
Key Out Of Time
Raising the Stones
Serpent's Reach
Sideshow
Six Moon Dance
The Time Traders
1
Slinkyboy

Slinkyboy

The Changeling Sea
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Gifts
The Other Wind
Powers
The Pride of Chanur
Rocannon's World
Voices
The Word for World is Forest
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Thomcat

Thomcat

The Boggart
Crystal Singer
Downbelow Station
Howl's Moving Castle
The Lathe of Heaven
Moon Mirror
Planet of Exile
Rocannon's World
1
Weesam

Weesam

Centaur Rising
Dragonquest
False Dawn
Gibbon's Decline and Fall
Invader
The Magicians of Caprona
Mister Boots
Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra
Rocannon's World
Sabella or The Blood Stone
Something Rich and Strange
Web of the Witch World
A Wind in the Door