50 Australian Women SFF Writers at Lady Business

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Regular readers may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of the feminist SFF blog Lady Business. If you’ve not heard of them, they review SFF across a range of media–primarily, but not limited to, books. They also discuss industry and fandom news from queer and feminist perspectives. Their work has been nominated for a Hugo Award this year (for Best Fanzine) and their posts often appear in my Loose-leaf Links segment.

So I was thrilled when they offered me a chance to guest post for them… especially since the opportunity arose out of a rare rant of mine on Twitter. I’d been disappointed to find just two Australian authors on a list of 100 SFF books written by women. Lady Business have given me the chance to reply with a list of my own: 50 Australian Women Writers of SFF. I hope you’ll go and check it out.


4 Responses to 50 Australian Women SFF Writers at Lady Business

  1. Kailana August 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    I can never seem to get comments to work on Lady Business, so I am commenting here. lol I started looking at that original list and got distracted. Looking at the authors you mention, I am shocked how many of them did not make the list! Australia has some of my favourite fantasy authors!

    • Elizabeth August 22, 2016 at 11:14 am #

      I really was surprised (and perhaps a bit outraged) that they didn’t include more Australians when fantasy is one of our strengths. Any favourites you’d care to name?

  2. Leife August 18, 2016 at 11:22 pm #

    Great article! So thorough. Totally agree about Margo Lanagan. *shakes head*

    • Elizabeth August 22, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      Thank you! I actually had to cut the list down to meet the limit. Kaaron Warren suggested a follow-up post with some more, so I might do that later down the track.

      It really is astonishing they missed Margo, especially when she has quite an international reputation.

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