Here Come The Girls

An interesting and very exciting article appeared in The Guardian last month, concerning the invasion of female writers into the traditionally male-dominated fields of sci-fi and fantasy fiction. You can read the full article here, but with this being a topic close to our hearts, we’d like to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on a few female authors of genre fiction, whose work we’ve particularly enjoyed reading over the past few years:

Laini Taylor – Author of the enchanting Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Laini Taylor’s beautiful prose expertly draws the reader into a world of angels and demons, love and betrayal.

Dru Pagliassotti – Originally published as a standalone title, Dru Pagliassotti’s romantic steampunk fantasy Clockwork Heart expanded into a trilogy in 2014, providing readers with all new adventures for icarus Taya.

Erika Johansen – Already name-checked in The Guardian’s article, Erika Johansen’s debut novel, The Queen of the Tearling, received plenty of well-deserved glowing reviews last year. Its sequel, The Invasion of the Tearling, will be available very soon.

Gail Carriger – A prolific author of humorous, Victorian steampunk tales for both adult and YA readers, though our favourites are Ms Carriger’s Finishing School series, following the exploits of spy-in-training Sophronia and her friends.

Kass Morgan – Now adapted into a popular YA TV show, Kass Morgan’s The 100 trilogy follow a slightly different path to their TV counterpart, with new characters and storylines, and plenty of surprises. Well worth a read, whether you’re a fan of the TV show or not.

Those are just a few of our favourite female authors writing in the fields of sci-fi and fantasy fiction today. What about you? Who are your favourite female writers of SFF fiction? Let us know in the comments below.

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