Women in SFF ’23 – WRAP UP Week 2
Welcome once more to Women in SFF!
We are back for our fourth year celebrating and giving a platform to women in the SFF genres, and now we’ve reached the end of our second week
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…?
It’s been a quiet first week for reviews so far this year…
Beth reviewed Chasm by Stacey McEwan:
..a deeper read than her sister, plumbing new depths of her characters. Some questions are answered, but as all good Second Books do, they merely raise more questions and mysteries
Nils reviewed The Jasad Heir by Sara Hashem:
blazes with rich worldbuilding, compelling characters and magic that will leave you singed.
And over on Instagram,
The magic is so well built, the world is luxurious and lush, but with a sense of impending doom.
I am honestly so impressed that this is a debut! It has some of my all time favorite tropes and was executed so well!
I have been thoroughly thrilled by this debut science fantasy, with a very unique and complex world which got my brain working quite a bit, and characters who can be infuriating but I couldn’t help but love them
Posts, Articles and Threads
There were plenty of ways we all celebrated Women in SFF this week –
- We shared an exclusive excerpt from Sylvia Mercedes’ upcoming fantasy romance Bride of the Shadow King: read here
- We also shared an exclusive excerpt of Gabriele Houston’s Slavic-folklore inspired fantasy The Bone Roots: read here
- Lavanya Lakshminarayan, author of The Ten Percent Thief, wrote a fascinating guest post about the rise of AI: read here
- Nils interviewed H. M. Long on the publication of her nautical fantasy Dark Water Daughter: read here
- Nils also interviewed Sara Hashem on her upcoming debut novel The Jasad Heir: read here
- Talonsister author Jen Williams returned to the Hive and explored the folklore influences on her writing: read here
- J. R. Dawson joined us for an interview on their spellbinding debut novel The First Bright Thing: read here
- We shared an excerpt from The Pomegranate Gate, Ariel Kaplan’s Jewish-folklore inspired historical fantasy: read here
- K. E. Andrews joined us for a chat about her SPFBO experience and her novel Hills of Heather and Bone: read here
- Juliet McKenna, author of the Arthurian retelling The Cleaving, wrote a very interesting guest post discussing the male gaze in fantasy: read here
- And we shared our sent Friday Favourites post, looking at our Top Three favourites authors we either discovered through Women in SFF or discovered recently: read here
And finally, the photo challenge. This year, we scaled it back with only the three prompts a week, but the response has been bigger than ever!
Mon 10th: Welcome to the Sisterhood
Wed 12th: Favourite Audio Narrators
or Most memorable female narrative voice
Fri 14th: Friday Favourites
Favourite author discovered through WSFF or Newly discovered favourite female author