As I mentioned a couple of days ago, next week will be the planned follow-up to the conversation we had here in October about women, sf, and the current British market. I should have a couple of reviews of new novels, a couple of discussions about other novels (one new, one old), a bit of short fiction discussion, a round up of links to recent posts about sf by women and, of course, the results of the poll.

To recap, what I want is for you to email me with your top ten science fiction novels by women from the last ten years (2001-2010). All votes must be received by 23.59 on Sunday 5 December. Your own definition of science fiction applies.

I already reposted lists from Jo Walton and Liviu Suciu, and draft lists from Cheryl Morgan and Tansy Rayner Roberts, as prompts to remind you what’s been published in the period. Here are a couple more lists that have been posted since then. L Timmel Duchamp:

Life by Gwyneth Jones
Mindscape by Andrea Hairston
Lavinia by Ursula K Le Guin
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
The Mount by Carol Emshwiller
Double Vision by Tricia Sullivan
Wild Life by Molly Gloss
Time’s Child by Rebecca Ore
The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor
In War Times by Kathleen Ann Goonan

And Marianne de Pierres posted her favourites from the last more-than-ten years, of which the eligible books are:

Maul by Tricia Sullivan
Time Future by Maxine McArthur
Fledgling by Octavia Butler
Probability Moon by Nancy Kress
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
The Year of Our War by Steph Swainston

There’s also been a little bit more discussion here, here and here. And to sweeten the pill of constant reminders to send in your votes over the next three days, I’m going to put up a series of short posts about my own picks, in alphabetical order by author surname.

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