Women In SFF Week 1 Wrap Up
We’ve reached the end of our first full-week for this year’s Women In SFF, and what an incredible start to the feature it’s been!
We’ve been completely floored by the incredible response from the community; we can’t tell you how much we love seeing all your responses to our photo challenge prompts, or how properly excited we get to see blog posts inspired by them!
Each week, we’ll try and round up all this wonderful content into one summary-wrap-up post – if we’ve missed you, please comment and link below! We’d love to see the ways you’re taking part.
So, what have you all been up to…?
We’re going to kick the wrap-up off with reviews, as that’s what we’re all here for really, right? Finding those books to add to our TBR!
Jonathan @ the Hive: Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Jonathan @ the Hive: Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo
Jonathan @ the Hive: Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
Asha @ the Hive: Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer
Alex @wandering.in.imaginary.lands (IG): The Councillor by E. J. Beaton
Dan @ The Dimension Between Worlds: The Warder by Susie Williamson
Posts, Articles and Threads
There were plenty of ways we all celebrated Women in SFF this week –
- Julia @ the Hive gave us an updated list of her favourite Women In SFF
- Michelle Kenney wrote a guest post on the Hive all about the various influences in her Book of Fire Series.
- Gabriela Houston and Caroline Hardaker joined us on the Hive for a conversation about the women in SFF they’ve written.
- We hosted the Cover Reveal for Rachel Emma Shaw’s newest novel Sacaran Nights.
- Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor, joined us for an Author Spotlight.
- S. M. Boyce, author of Wraithblade, joined us for an Author Spotlight.
- We shared an extract from The Fallen, the upcoming novel from Ada Hoffmann.
- We shared with you an extensive list of our favourite female cover artists and designers working in SFF.
- Peat @ Peat Long’s Blog wrote about Nine Dynamic Women in SFF.
- Gemma and Ariana @ The Book Nook created their own Life-time Achievement Awards.
- Virginia McClain started a fantastic community thread of Women In SFF recommendations.
On Wednesday, we released our discussion questions for our #WomenInSFFReadalong of The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. As responses come in, I’ll update this page:
Nils & Beth @ the Hive
Ariana from The Book Nook
And finally, the photo challenge. As we’ve already said, your response has been IMMENSE…
Day 1: TBR
Day 2: Newbies (2021 Debut Authors)
Day 3: More Pride Less Prejudice – LGBTQA+ Authors
Day 4: #SuperlativeSunday – Most Dynamic Character
Day 5: Life-time Achievement Award
Day 6: The Fighter – Women on the Battlefield
Day 7: In The Name of Love – Favourite Couples/Romance
Day 8: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – Self-reliant Protag
Day 9: Beauty Queens – Beautiful Covers (Bonus points for female cover artists/designers)
What a wonderful start to our Women in SFF month!