Women in SFF ’23 – WRAP UP
And so reach the end of Women in SFF!
Somehow July has flown past us and we’ve made it to the end of our fourth year celebrating and giving a platform to women in the SFF genres.
Each week, we’ve tried to 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’ve taken part.
So, what have you all been up to…?
Beth reviewed two books in our final week:
The Magician’s Daughter by H. G. Parry
I was immediately swept away by Parry’s Hy-Brasil. Biddy’s home exuded this nostalgic, down-at-the-heels comfort that was easy to fall in love with.
and Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher
It’s a grand total of 128 pages long – it’ll take you two minutes to read and then will stay with you forever. I fell in love with Kingfisher’s spellbinding fairy-tale narrative voice.
This story was so heartwarming… 100% recommended, do yourself a favor and read the Lady Astronaut books!
I enjoyed getting more depth into a world I already liked but most of all I loved the characters.
Posts, Articles and Threads
There were plenty of ways we all celebrated Women in SFF this week –
- We shared an exclusive excerpt from Rebecca Zahabi’s sequel to The Collarbound, The Hawkling: read more
- Nils interviewed Emma Törzs about her magical debut Ink, Blood, Sister, Scribe: read more
- Nicki Pau Preto joined us for an interview about her latest novel Bonesmith: read more
- New Scientist editor Emily H. Wilson discussed her historical fantasy novel Inanna and its influences in Sumerian myths: read more
- We interviewed JA Andrews about her return to her Keepers world in her latest novel Runelight: read more
- We shared the Cover Reveal for Maud Woolf’s debut novel Thirteen Ways to Kill Lulabelle Rock and she discussed her transition from bookseller to author: read more
- Shanghai Immortal author A. Y. Chao penned a beautiful piece exploring her discovery of representation in the media through to the writing of her own fantasy novel inspired by her heritage: read more
- Anna Smith Spark returned to the Hive for an interview about her upcoming novel A Sword of Bronze and Ashes: read more
- Jonathan interviewed Aubrey Wood about her upcoming cyberpunk debut Bang Bang Bodhisattva: read more
- We interviewed Genevieve Gornichec about her latest Norse-inspired novel The Weaver and the Witch Queen: read more
- Aliette de Bodard joined us to discuss her sapphic space opera The Red Scholar’s Wake and the upcoming standalone sequel A Fire Born of Exile: read more
- And we shared our sent Friday Favourites post, looking at our Top Three favourite fantasy worlds: 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 24th: Revenge of the Sequels
Show us a sequel you love
Wed 26th: Underrated Women in SFF
Fri 28th: Friday Favourites
Wish I could be… Part of your world. Favourite fictional worlds.