Posts

Femtastic Lit: History’s 10 greatest sci-fi novels written by women

bestfemalescifiwriters

Despite the fact that women have helped shape science fiction from the beginning, female-penned novels are often mysteriously absent from the “Best-of” lists. There are many people that believe that women don’t (or even worse, can’t) write science fiction–which simply isn’t true. With this list, we celebrate some of the most influential and noteworthy sci-fi novels written by women.
Read more

Tweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on PinterestShare on StumbleUpon

Get high on sci-fi: 10 short story collections that will blow your mind

bestscifishortstorycollections

We’re huge short story fans around this way, but while we definitely foster great big loves for the likes of Alice Munro and V.S. Pritchett, we also very much dig the science-fiction greats. We reckon newcomers to the sci-fi field might get the impression it’s dominated by novels or series of novels, but that’s not really the case: excellent science-fiction short stories abound. And as a field it’s pretty easy to plunge into without much prior knowledge – the story anthology has been a staple of the sci-fi domain for quite a while now (though, sadly, that phenomenon does seem to be on the wane). If you haven’t got an anthology to hand as a taster, though, here are ten collections to get you going:

Read more

Tweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on PinterestShare on StumbleUpon