The Geomancer

3/6/15

The Wonderful Women of Writing

There's frequent grumbling in the science fiction and fantasy genres that there aren't enough female authors. In honor of Pyr’s month-long 10th anniversary celebration, let’s take a look at a few women writers we've published over the years.
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Brenda Cooper is an award winning author of science fiction, and this week she brings us a brand new space opera Edge of Dark.  This duology explores the conflict between an advanced society that has filled a solar system with flesh and blood life and the near-AI’s that it banished long ago.  She's also author of the Ruby's Song series, The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep.


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Janet Edward's YA series has won multiple awards around the world, and all the books aren't even out yet in the US! Earth Girl and Earth Star follow Jara as she goes from an unknown, Earth-bound outcast to a planetary hero in the spotlight. The third and final book, Earth Flight, comes out this September.





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Kristine Kathryn Rusch heads deep into the ruins of space with Diving Into the Wreck, City of Ruins, and Boneyards. Historian Boss discovers an impossible spaceship from Earth, and what she finds could lead to an intergalactic war.
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Kay Kenyon's writes on a grander-than-grand scale, and she proved this in her Entire and the Rose series.  Bright of the Sky first came out in our second year, and the Philip K. Dick and John W. Campbell award nominated author completed her space opera with A World Too Near, City Without End, and Prince of Storms.


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K. V. Johansen revisits the world of her novel Blackdog in her newest epic fantasy series with The Leopard and The Lady.  A war rages between gods and the people of Marakand, can their only hope free his soul to rescue them all?
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Philippa Ballantine's Shifted World novels throw ancient spirits and dragons into a landscape that constantly changes.  A quest story like no other, Hunter and Fox and Kindred and Wings take you into the depths of the world and the history of a ruined people. 
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And to celebrate these women (and our ten year anniversary) let's kick off our first giveaway of the month!  We're choosing one person to win any book mentioned in this post.  Comment below or send an e-mail to publicity@prometheusbooks.com with the subject "Week one giveaway," making sure to include which book you'd like to win if we choose you. The winner will be announced on Wednesday!

5 comments:

  1. Really nice to see more women represented in science fiction and fantasy! I've had Cooper's work on my to-read list since I started following you guys on Facebook. I'd definitely have to give Edge of Dark a try if I won the giveaway.

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  2. Everything by K. V. Johansen looks great. Its good to see more women in fiction nowadays, given that some of my favorite authors are woman; Lindsay Faye, Gillian Flynn and J.K. Rowling (or whatever she calls herself nowadays). Suppose I should start off with Blackdog if I win.

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  3. I've enjoyed everything I've seen by Mss. Ballantine, Cooper, and Rusch. (Come to think of it, that sounds like a first-tier law firm in the asteroid belt.) I too am curious to see Edge of Dark.

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  4. I guess i missed out on the contest, but that's okay -- it was still awesome to see this post, thanks for featuring some of my faves! Love seeing Janet Edwards on here, especially :)

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    1. You are very welcome :)

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