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Grand Mistresses of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge 2017

Grand Mistresses of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge 2017

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 2017 – December 2017

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

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Arrenby

Arrenby

The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
CDR_Bill

CDR_Bill

The Dispossessed
Doomsday Book
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
The Faded Sun: Kutath
The Faded Sun: Shon'jir
Fire Watch (collection)
Grass
The Left Hand of Darkness
Planet of Exile
Raising the Stones
Rocannon's World
Sideshow
1
controuble

controuble

Betrayer
Freedom's Choice
Freedom's Landing
Intruder
Peacemaker
Protector
The Telling
Tracker
Visitor
daxxh

daxxh

Briar Rose
Doomsday Book
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
Foreigner
Grass
Invader
The Lathe of Heaven
To Say Nothing of the Dog
The Word for World is Forest
digitaltempest

digitaltempest

Dragonflight
Grass
Howl's Moving Castle
Kingfisher
The Mists of Avalon
Night's Master
Sword of the Rightful King
A Wind in the Door
The Wolf Gift
Dlw28

Dlw28

The Farthest Shore
Sister Light, Sister Dark
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea
2
1
Groovy Acolyte

Groovy Acolyte

Brothers of Earth
Star Born / A Planet for Texans
4
3
2
1
JohnBem

JohnBem

Forty Thousand in Gehenna
Gate of Ivrel
Well of Shiuan
km098

km098

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

Momosnyx

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven
Fire Watch (novelette)
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

The Book of the Beast
The Book of the Damned
The Book of the Dead
Downbelow Station
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
Merchanter's Luck
Raising the Stones
Rimrunners
Sideshow
Sister Emily's Lightship and Other Stories
Star Guard
Star Rangers
To Say Nothing of the Dog
paula_s

paula_s

6
5
4
3
2
1
Rhondak101

Rhondak101

Above Ker-Is and Other Stories
The Children of Llyr
Over Sea, Under Stone
Prince of Annwn
Rusalka
Witch House
Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

Cuckoo's Egg
Downbelow Station
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
The Faded Sun: Kutath
The Faded Sun: Shon'jir
Foreigner
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
Merchanter's Luck
The Paladin
The Renegades of Pern
Sassinak
A Wizard of Earthsea
Wizards' Worlds
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

The Book of the Dead
Cyteen
Doomsday Book
The Eye of the Heron
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
The Gate to Women's Country
Heavy Time
Hestia
Hotel Transylvania
Passage
Regenesis
Wave Without a Shore
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016:  with a Journal of a Writer’s Week
Scott Laz

Scott Laz

Convergence
Delirium's Mistress
Delusion's Master
The Left Hand of Darkness
Night's Sorceries
1
SheSpeculates

SheSpeculates

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

Slinkyboy

Castle in the Air
Death's Master
Enchanted Glass
Hestia
House of Many Ways
Howl's Moving Castle
Od Magic
The Time Traders
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

Briar Rose
Dragonflight
Four Ways to Forgiveness
The Fresco
Garan the Eternal
Hotel Transylvania
Metallic Love
Od Magic
The Silver Metal Lover
Trafalgar
Tripoint
Uncharted Territory
The Vampire Lestat