SF by Women, 2001-2010

Index to discussions about women in sf that took place here and elsewhere in Autumn 2010. The initial impetus for the discussion was Tricia Sullivan’s observation that only one woman has won the Arthur C Clarke Award in the last decade, compared to five in the previous decade. As a partial response to this imbalance, I ran a poll to determine the top ten science fiction novels by women published 2001-2010 (by writers of any nationality, in any country). In total, 101 people participated (each sending up to ten nominations), and I presented the results in a “Focus Week” at the start of December 2010. Please feel free to email with any questions.

8 Responses to “SF by Women, 2001-2010”

  1. Loose Ends « Torque Control Says:

    […] SF by Women, 2001-2010 […]

  2. A challenge found, possibly « It Doesn't Have To Be Right… Says:

    […] Control’s Women in SF Week has inspired me to read twelve science fiction novels by women writers during 2011 as my reading […]

  3. Sister-Stories | Lou Morgan Says:

    […] the idea of sexism in publishing in a post yesterday, and brought up a recent online discussion of women in SF which opens the debate up even further: if we go back to the question of whether women want to tell […]

  4. Tricia Sullivan ziet schrijfsters verdwijnen uit science fiction « De Zesde Clan Says:

    […] in een nieuwe serie met heruitgaven van tien SF-klassieke romans. De site Torque Control heeft een goed overzicht van de hele discussie over schrijfsters en […]

  5. A Year Of Reading Women « Everything Is Nice Says:

    […] these fine words? Well, I never really followed up on them. Niall Harrison’s focus week on women in SF came and went and, though I voted in his future classics poll, I didn’t take part in any […]

  6. WOMEN IN SF: A SLIGHTLY RELUCTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEBATE | Welcome To My World Says:

    […] Some Links Late last year the BSFA’s Torque Control blog shone some light on good modern books by women and sparked some debate. There are links to that discussion here: http://vectoreditors.wordpress.com/sf-by-women-2001-2010/ […]

  7. Fördomar, läsning och att göra världen bättre « Landet Annien Says:

    […] i ljuset av detta. Det är en sak som diskuterats väldigt mycket på sistone, särskilt på bloggen Torque Control. Kolla in den diskussionen! Det kanske finns implicita associationer som gör att färre tittar […]

  8. Women and Science Fiction – Are you a misogynist? - Forbidden Planet Blog Says:

    […] Harrison. Current Editor Shana Worthing continues to look at women in SF but an overview can be found on the site, while Harrison is now Editor at Strange Horizons,  where he is always quick to point out great […]


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