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The Price of the Stars (Debra Doyle & James D Macdonald)

Posted: 28 September, 2016 at 3:52 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet Stop me if you’ve heard this before… A young woman, the political leader of a culturally- and economically-important planet in a federation, persuades a legendary freebooter, who has the fastest merchant ship in the galaxy, to join the fight against an implacable enemy whose leaders possess near-magical powers. The freebooter proves to be an […]

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Bibblings (Barbara Paul)

Posted: 2 July, 2016 at 5:26 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet After nearly five years reviewing for SF Mistressworks, not to mention some of the research I’ve done for my own writing, I had thought I was reasonably well-informed on women science fiction writers of the twentieth century, especially those who had published novels. Even so, Barbara Paul was a name that had slipped me […]

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Godsfire (Cynthia Felice)

Posted: 29 March, 2016 at 4:22 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet It’s not all that often the cover art on a science fiction novel gives a good indication of what’s inside, but Godsfire actually does a halfway decent job of setting out precisely what the reader can expect to find. To wit, a race of cat-people (who are not always naked, but never mind). And […]

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Vast (Linda Nagata)

Posted: 19 December, 2015 at 2:13 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet This issue’s review is courtesy of Martin Wisse Space opera used to be terrible, reactionary stories of brawny male heroes with safe Anglo-Saxon names making the galaxy safe for Terran manifest destiny by cheerfully genociding any alien races looking at them funny. Long derided as the lowest of the low, though with the occasional […]

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Ark Baby (Liz Jensen)

Posted: 29 September, 2015 at 2:32 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet From SF Mistressworks — this issue’s review is courtesy of Ian Sales Although not published as a science fiction writer, many of Jensen’s novels have been based on science-fictional conceits – My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time (2006) on time travel, The Rapture (2009) on the end of the world…and Ark Baby (1997), whose […]

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Carmen Dog (Carol Emshwiller)

Posted: 30 June, 2015 at 4:26 pm   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet From SF Mistressworks — this issue’s review is courtesy of Paul Kincaid In 1922 the young David Garnett published his first novel, a brief fable called Lady into Fox. It tells the story of Silvia Tebrick, who one day suddenly turns into a vixen, and of her husband, Richard Tebrick, who tries to protect […]

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Judgment Night (CL Moore)

Posted: 26 June, 2015 at 11:05 am   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet From SF Mistressworks by Ian Sales Catherine Lucille Moore is no longer as well known as she once was – a collection of her short fiction in the Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks series notwithstanding – and at the height of her popularity in the 1930s and 1940s she displayed equal facility in both fantasy and […]

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A Spaceship Built of Stone (Lisa Tuttle)

Posted: 30 December, 2014 at 10:59 am   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet From SF Mistressworks by Ian Sales Back in 1975, two authors who had yet to have novels published collaborated on a novella. It was published in Analog, was shortlisted for both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and placed first in the Locus Poll for novellas. Two more novellas followed, in 1980 and 1981, the […]

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Women of Wonder (Pamela Sargent)

Posted: 30 September, 2014 at 10:57 am   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet From SF Mistressworks by Ian Sales [Headnote: Women of Wonder was the first of three women-only reprint anthologies edited by Pamela Sargent and published during the 1970s. It was followed by More Women of Wonder in 1976 and The New Women of Wonder in 1978. The series was later rebooted in 1995 as two […]

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Fireflood (Vonda M McIntyre)

Posted: 15 May, 2014 at 10:43 am   /   SF Mistressworks

Tweet From SF Mistressworks by Ian Sales But first, an introduction: Back in 2011, people were talking about the lack of women science fiction authors being published in the UK, a topic of conversation that had been sparked off by mention of how few women writers had been nominated for or won the Arthur C […]

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