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kwaidan66
Posted 2012-12-31 7:34 PM (#4467)
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Please add Susan Palwick to the database. I will be reading " Necessary Beggar" and will want to write a review.


Thank you in advance,

Jim Black
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Shazzt
Posted 2013-01-01 2:03 AM (#4472 - in reply to #4467)
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This challenge gave me the spur to register here. A long time lover of SF (Patrick Troughton was my first doctor - ahem) but I was often frustrated by the limited roles females (and indeed anyone other than alpha males) played in many of the stories I read. Thank goodness times have changed (mostly) and there is so much more genre goodness to enjoy. I hadn't seen your list of female authors but will be using it in the future. Great to see the wonderful (and much mourned) Margaret Mahy there. Was surprised that Elizabeth Knox was not included. While I didn't warm to her most famous novel (The Vinter's Luck) but YMMV, I loved her Dreamhunter/Dreamquake novels (mature YA) and Daylight was a pretty decent vampire tale.

Anyway, sorry to ramble. I am keen to have a stab at this challenge and look forward to exploring some of these authors' work.
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Posted 2013-01-01 7:54 PM (#4484 - in reply to #4467)
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kwaidan66 - 2012-12-31 7:34 PM Please add Susan Palwick to the database. I will be reading " Necessary Beggar" and will want to write a review. Thank you in advance, Jim Black

She is added to the list.  You know we have an insatiable lust for reviews so if you dangle one out there for us we'll move a little faster to get your request in.  Thanks, Jim.

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Posted 2013-01-01 8:00 PM (#4485 - in reply to #4472)
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Shazzt - 2013-01-01 2:03 AM This challenge gave me the spur to register here. A long time lover of SF (Patrick Troughton was my first doctor - ahem) but I was often frustrated by the limited roles females (and indeed anyone other than alpha males) played in many of the stories I read. Thank goodness times have changed (mostly) and there is so much more genre goodness to enjoy. I hadn't seen your list of female authors but will be using it in the future. Great to see the wonderful (and much mourned) Margaret Mahy there. Was surprised that Elizabeth Knox was not included. While I didn't warm to her most famous novel (The Vinter's Luck) but YMMV, I loved her Dreamhunter/Dreamquake novels (mature YA) and Daylight was a pretty decent vampire tale. Anyway, sorry to ramble. I am keen to have a stab at this challenge and look forward to exploring some of these authors' work.

Very glad to have you aboard, Shazzt!  I've added Elizabeth Knox to the list and thanks for the title recommendations too.  Good luck with your challenge and tell your friends!

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Posted 2013-01-01 8:44 PM (#4487 - in reply to #4485)
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Hey everyone, let's use this thread for author requests for the WoGF.  I moved up from the general suggestions forum. 

Note:  We're missing tons of authors and tons of books.  In the interest of time, and my sanity, please save your author requests for those specific authors you're going to read going to read next.  We've got a whole year to get in as many as we can and I'd rather focus on the ones that people are wanting to tag right away so they won't have to wait.

Thanks for your patience!

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Skynjay
Posted 2013-01-01 10:47 PM (#4492 - in reply to #4467)
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If Michelle Rowen(and her pseudonym Morgan Rhodes) could be added I will have a review up by tomorrow.
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Tantara
Posted 2013-01-02 12:12 AM (#4493 - in reply to #4467)
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Since you mentioned above that Susan Palwick is on the list to be added, would you please add her novel "Shelter" while you're adding her? I'd like to include it for my challenge.

I'd also like to request Molly Gloss (many good books but specifically "Wild Life," which won that elusive Tiptree award) and Hiromi Goto (whose "The Kappa Child" also won a Tiptree.) If you get around to adding that awards list, they'll be added anyhow, but if the list doesn't get added for a while, I'd still like to read those two authors.

Another: Jessica Amanda Salmonson, whose trilogy - Tomoe Gozen, The Golden Nagata, and Thousand Shrine Warrior - from the 1980s is regarded as some of the finest alt-Japan fantasy/alternate history out there (and which is scowling at me from my shelf for neglecting it so long.)

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Sai
Posted 2013-01-02 8:17 AM (#4497 - in reply to #4493)
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Tantara - 2013-01-01 2:12 AM
...and Hiromi Goto (whose "The Kappa Child" also won a Tiptree.) If you get around to adding that awards list, they'll be added anyhow, but if the list doesn't get added for a while, I'd still like to read those two authors.



I've been wanting to read something by Hiromi Goto, so I would be grateful if you added her.
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PhoenixFalls
Posted 2013-01-02 1:36 PM (#4500 - in reply to #4467)
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I'm starting Ekaterina Sedia's Moscow But Dreaming today. . . if single-author short-story collections count toward this challenge, I'd love it if that could be added to her page!

Edited by PhoenixFalls 2013-01-02 1:37 PM
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Carl V.
Posted 2013-01-02 10:14 PM (#4504 - in reply to #4467)
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I would love to see you add author Adrienne Kress. She has a new steampunk novel out, The Friday Society, that I am wanting to read and as it would be my first time reading her I would love to be able to count the book towards the challenge.
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Engelbrecht
Posted 2013-01-03 1:00 AM (#4506 - in reply to #4467)
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Here are yet more significant and/or excellent women authors who could be added, along with a notable title by each:


Kathy Acker - Pussy, King of the Pirates
Joan Aiken - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Kirsten Bakis - Lives of the Monster Dogs
Carol Berg - Flesh and Spirit
L. M. Boston - The Children of Green Knowe
A. S. Byatt - The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
Leonora Carrington - The Hearing Trumpet
Susan Cooper - Over Sea, Under Stone
Marie Corelli - The Sorrows of Satan
Pamela Dean - Tam Lin
Rikki Ducornet - Phosphor in Dreamland
Rivka Galchen - Atmospheric Disturbances
Angelica Gorodischer (translated by Ursula K. Le Guin) - Kalpa Imperial
P. C. Hodgell - God Stalk
Tove Jansson - Moominland Midwinter
Ellen Klages - Portable Childhoods
Madeleine L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Doris Piserchia - A Billion Days of Earth
Mary Renault - The King Must Die
Midori Snyder - The Innamorati
Nancy Springer - Larque on the Wing
Scarlett Thomas - Our Tragic Universe
Karin Tidbeck - Jagannath
Wendy Walker - The Secret Service
Sylvia Waugh - The Mennyms
Edith Wharton - The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
Jeanette Winterson - Sexing the Cherry

Additionally, could Kelly Link's collections be added - she's currently represented only by some anthologies in which she had a hand:

Stranger Things Happen
Magic for Beginners
Pretty Monsters

Thanks!

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Carl V.
Posted 2013-01-03 7:23 AM (#4508 - in reply to #4467)
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I would also recommend Terri Windling. The Wood Wife is one of the best folktale/fantasy novels I have ever read and more people need to discover her.
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DrNefario
Posted 2013-01-03 7:57 AM (#4509 - in reply to #4506)
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Engelbrecht - 2013-01-03 7:00 AM

Additionally, could Kelly Link's collections be added - she's currently represented only by some anthologies in which she had a hand:

Stranger Things Happen
Magic for Beginners
Pretty Monsters

Thanks!


I'd second these. I got two of them (I think) from the humble ebook bundle a couple of months ago.
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Carl V.
Posted 2013-01-03 8:34 AM (#4511 - in reply to #4467)
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I feel like I'm being a pain, but could you also add Madeline Ashby. Her science fiction novel vN made a nice splash last year with some really good reviews and it is one I want to read this year.
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ambyr
Posted 2013-01-03 11:46 AM (#4512 - in reply to #4467)
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A few authors I'd like to see added:

Aliette de Bodard (Obsidian and Blood)
G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen)
Erin Bow (Plain Kate)
Pearl North (Libyrinth)
Carol Berg (The Spirit Lens)
Jaclyn Dolamore (Magic under Glass)
Jane Lindskold (Through Wolf's Eyes)
Diana Peterfreund (Rampant)
Michelle (Sagara) West (The Broken Crown)
Elizabeth Wein (The Winter Prince)
Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief)
Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me)
Sherwood Smith (Inda)
Jennifer Fallon (The Lion of Senet)
Sarah Monette (Melusine)
Pamela Dean (The Dubious Hills)
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JamesVirgil
Posted 2013-01-03 1:22 PM (#4514 - in reply to #4467)
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Could you add the Kij Johnson short story collection: At the Mouth of the River Of Bees. I signed on to beg for the Kelly Link books, but see I have been trumped by a couple of other folks. Kij Johnson also has a novel called fox woman that could be added.
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Tantara
Posted 2013-01-03 2:17 PM (#4517 - in reply to #4467)
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I have another request to add: I own and would really like to read/include "Alcestis" (historical fantasy) by Katharine Beutner, (first name spelling is correct as typed) so I'd love it if she could be added, please.
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Posted 2013-01-04 1:25 PM (#4522 - in reply to #4517)
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Wow!  I knew we'd get lots of requests for new authors but so many so fast?  We've got our work cut out for us.  Here is the list of authors, including some specific book titles, that we've gotten so far.  I hope I haven't missed any.  They're in no particular order though I've moved a few to the top that I want to get to sooner rather than later.  It'll take a long time to get through this list of 63 new authors and their books but we have the whole year ahead.  I'll add any more requests you have to the list but you'll need to tell me specifically that you're currently reading a book if you want me to move it up the list so you can tag it for this month.

Women of Genre Fiction Author List
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C. E. Murphy

Mercedes Lackey

Ekaterina Sedia
- Moscow But Dreaming

Adrienne Kress
- The Friday Society

Michelle Rowen (Morgan Rhodes)

Susan Palwick
- Necessary Beggar
- Shelter

Kelly Link
- Stranger Things Happen
- Magic for Beginners
- Pretty Monsters

Kij Johnson
- At the Mouth of the River Of Bees

Terri Windling
- The Wood Wife

Madeline Ashby
- vN

Elizabeth Knox
- The Vinter's Luck
- Dreamhunter
- Dreamquake
- Daylight

Charlaine Harris

Faith Hunter

Jody Lynn Nye

Kim Harrison

Patricia Bray

Rachel Caine

Molly Gloss
- Wild Life

Louise Lawrence
- Andra

Hiromi Goto
- The Kappa Child

Jessica Amanda Salmonson
- Tomoe Gozen
- The Golden Nagata
- Thousand Shrine Warrior

Kathy Acker
- Pussy, King of the Pirates

Joan Aiken
- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Kirsten Bakis
- Lives of the Monster Dogs

Carol Berg
- Flesh and Spirit
- The Spirit Lens

L. M. Boston
- The Children of Green Knowe

A. S. Byatt
- The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Leonora Carrington
- The Hearing Trumpet

Susan Cooper
- Over Sea, Under Stone

Marie Corelli
- The Sorrows of Satan

Pamela Dean
- Tam Lin
- The Dubious Hills

Rikki Ducornet
- Phosphor in Dreamland

Rivka Galchen
- Atmospheric Disturbances

Angelica Gorodischer
- Kalpa Imperial

P. C. Hodgell
- God Stalk

Tove Jansson
- Moominland Midwinter

Ellen Klages
- Portable Childhoods

Madeleine L'Engle
- A Wrinkle in Time

Doris Piserchia
- A Billion Days of Earth

Mary Renault
- The King Must Die

Midori Snyder
- The Innamorati

Nancy Springer
- Larque on the Wing

Scarlett Thomas
- Our Tragic Universe

Karin Tidbeck
- Jagannath

Wendy Walker
- The Secret Service

Sylvia Waugh
- The Mennyms

Edith Wharton
- The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

Jeanette Winterson
- Sexing the Cherry

Aliette de Bodard
- Obsidian and Blood

G. Willow Wilson
- Alif the Unseen

Erin Bow
- Plain Kate

Pearl North
- Libyrinth

Jaclyn Dolamore
- Magic under Glass

Jane Lindskold
- Through Wolf's Eyes

Diana Peterfreund
- Rampant

Michelle (Sagara) West
- The Broken Crown

Elizabeth Wein
- The Winter Prince

Megan Whalen Turner
- The Thief

Rebecca Stead
- When You Reach Me

Sherwood Smith
- Inda

Jennifer Fallon
- The Lion of Senet

Sarah Monette
- Melusine

Katharine Beutner
- Alcestis

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Isis
Posted 2013-01-06 12:06 PM (#4527 - in reply to #4467)
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Is this the correct place for requesting authors be added to the list for the challenge? If yes, then could this be clarified in the thread title? Or are you not wanting to encourage people to make suggestions.

If I have come to the right place then I would like to humbly request that Leigh Bardugo be added. Following repeated recommendations I have just read her debut title Shadow and Bone, the first book in her YA trilogy. I believe the rights have been sold for a potential movie (link below) and you can see good things said about her book all over the net.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/12/dreamworks-harry-pottershadow...

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savagelit
Posted 2013-01-06 5:05 PM (#4529 - in reply to #4467)
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I just finished my first book for the WoGF Challenge only to realize it wasn't listed! It is: Rider at the Gate by C. J. Cherryh.
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Posted 2013-01-06 6:04 PM (#4530 - in reply to #4527)
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Isis - 2013-01-06 12:06 PM Is this the correct place for requesting authors be added to the list for the challenge? If yes, then could this be clarified in the thread title? Or are you not wanting to encourage people to make suggestions.

This is the right place and the title was not very informative.  I've updated it to make it more obvious.  Thanks for the suggestion.  As you can see it didn't really stop anyone from adding to our list  

If I have come to the right place then I would like to humbly request that Leigh Bardugo be added.

I've added Leigh Bardugo to the list.

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Posted 2013-01-06 11:01 PM (#4534 - in reply to #4467)
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Please add Lynn Flewelling to the database. I'm reading Luck in the Shadows. Thanks!
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Posted 2013-01-06 11:16 PM (#4535 - in reply to #4530)
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In no particular order, here are some of the authors and novels requested here and elsewhere online.  I hate to put in just one book by an author so I'll udually drop in a whole series when I can.

@savagelit: you can tag Rider at the Gate now.

Ekaterina Sedia
- Moscow But Dreaming
- The Secret History of Moscow

C. J. Cherryh
- Rider at the Gate

Adrienne Kress
- The Friday Society

Susan Palwick
- The Necessary Beggar
- Shelter
- The Fate of Mice
- Flying in Place

Kelly Link
- Stranger Things Happen
- Magic for Beginners
- Pretty Monsters

Kij Johnson
- At the Mouth of the River Of Bees
- The Fox Woman
- Tales for the Long Rains

Terri Windling
- The Wood Wife

Madeline Ashby
- vN

Elizabeth Knox
- The Vintner's Luck
- Black Oxen
- Daylight
- Dreamhunter
- Dreamquake

Hiromi Goto
- The Kappa Child
- Half World
- Hopeful Monsters

Rachel Aaron
- The Spirit Thief
- The Spirit Rebellion
- The Spirit Eater
- The Spirit War
- Spirit's End
- The Legend of Eli Monpress
- The Revenge of Eli Monpress

More to come!

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Posted 2013-01-07 1:30 PM (#4538 - in reply to #4535)
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Jynnantonnyx has posted another batch of books:

C. E. Murphy
The Inheritors' Cycle
- The Queen's Bastard
- The Pretender's Crown
The Negotiator
- Heart of Stone
- House of Cards
- Hands of Flame
The Walker Papers
- Urban Shaman
- Thunderbird Falls
- Coyote Dreams
- Walking Dead
- Demon Hunts
- Spirit Dances
- Raven Calls
- Mountain Echoes
Worldwalker
- Truthseeker
- Wayfinder

Mercedes Lackey
Elemental Masters
- The Fire Rose
- The Serpent's Shadow
- The Gates of Sleep
- Phoenix And Ashes
- The Wizard of London
- Reserved for the Cat
- Unnatural Issue
- Home from the Sea
- Elemental Magic
- Steadfast
Five Hundred Kingdoms
- The Fairy Godmother
- One Good Knight
- Fortune's Fool
- The Snow Queen
- The Sleeping Beauty
- Beauty and the Werewolf
Dragon Jousters
- Joust
- Alta
- Sanctuary
- Aerie

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Rhondak101
Posted 2013-01-10 6:25 PM (#4552 - in reply to #4467)
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When you get a chance could you add Leigh Brackett's The Ginger Star. It will be my Feb. book, so no big rush. Thanks.

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