girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
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Its the conversation we keep having to have

So, I'm not that much interested in the Mind Melds over at SF Signal. You can probably guess why but jonathanstrahan pointed it out to me yesterday and I meant to post this yesterday but ran out of time.

So this one is on the Single Author Collections everybody needs to have aka the ones most worthy of us discussing. And in summary:

Elizabeth Anne Hull puts forward just 3 titles, all men.
Jeff Vandermeer gives us 10 female titles and a bunch more in his "what else I could have said"
Mike Resnick gives us 9 men and one 1 woman
Catherynne Valente gives us two women
John Ottinger III gives a bunch of men and Elizabeth Moon
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro gives us 9 men and one 1 woman writing as a man
Dave Truesdale gives us a complete list of men.

Of the 7 people asked in this first part, 2 were women.

Much of what I would have to say about this, I've already said before. In brief, to male commentators, women writers in the field are invisible.

What I do have to say is thanks Jeff Vandermeer - by making his own statement loud and clear he has acted as a true critic for me, and given me a huge bunch of books to add to my own reading list, something you don't nornally get with these because people list the obvious and known. He has told ME what should be on MY reading list and in MY library. *APPLAUDS*

Tags: breaking through the glass ceiling of sf, feminism
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