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Meme Time


I was just thinking to myself this morning that it’s been a while since a meme went around. So, of course, one popped up. I got this from Paul Kincaid‘s LJ page, and it seems especially appropriate given my summer reading project. The list looks like it was taken from the Periodic Table of Women in SF (PDF).

The meme goes like this:

Bold the women by whom you own books (or books including works by them). Italicize those by whom you’ve read something of (whether short stories, non-fiction, or fiction). Star those of whom you’ve never heard.

Andre Norton
CL Moore
Evangeline Walton
Leigh Brackett
Judith Merril
Joanna Russ
Margaret St Clair
*Katherine MacLean
Carol Emshwiller
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Zenna Henderson
Madeline L’Engle
Angela Carter
Ursula Le Guin
Anne McCaffrey
Diana Wynne Jones
Kit Reed
James Tiptree, Jr
Rachel Pollack
Jane Yolen
Marta Randall
Eleanor Arnason
Ellen Asher
Patricia A McKillip
Suzy McKee Charnas
Lisa Tuttle
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Tanith Lee
Pamela Sargeant
*Jayge Carr
Vonda McIntyre
Octavia E Butler
Kate Wilhelm
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Sheila Finch
Mary Gentle
*Jessica Amanda Salmonson
C J Cherryh
Joan D Vinge
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
Ellen Kushner
Ellen Datlow
Nancy Kress
Pat Murphy
Lisa Goldstein
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Mary Turzillo
Connie Willis
Barbara Hambly
*Nancy Holder
Sheri S. Tepper
Melissa Scott
Margaret Atwood
Lois McMaster Bujold
*Jeanne Cavelos
Karen Joy Fowler
Leigh Kennedy
Judith Moffett
Rebecca Ore
Emma Bull
Pat Cadigan
Kathyrn Cramer
*Laura Mixon
Eileen Gunn
Elizabeth Hand
Kij Johnson
Delia Sherman
Elizabeth Moon
*Michaela Roessner
Terri Windling
Sharon Lee
Sherwood Smith
Katherine Kurtz
Margo Lanagan
Laura Resnick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Sheila Williams
Farah Mendlesohn
Gwyneth Jones
*Ardath Mayhar
Esther Friesner
*Debra Doyle
Nicola Griffith
*Amy Thomson
Martha Wells
Catherine Asaro
Kate Elliott
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Shawna McCarthy
Caitlin Kiernan
Maureen McHugh
Cheryl Morgan
Nisi Shawl
Mary Doria Russell
Kage Baker
Kelly Link
Nancy Springer
J K Rowling
Nalo Hopkinson
Ellen Klages
Tananarive Due
M Rickert
Theodora Goss
*Mary Anne Mohanraj
SL Viehl
Jo Walton
Kristine Smith
*Deborah Layne
Cherie Priest
*Wen Spencer
K J Bishop
Catherynne M Valente
Elizabeth Bear
Ekaterina Sedia
Naomi Novik
Mary Robinette Kowal
Ann VanderMeer

Given that I have quite a few year’s best anthologies, I may well own, or have read, short fiction by some of those on the list I’ve not put in bold or italics. And some in italics – which I know I’ve read – I might have a story by them somewhere in an anthology or magazine, so they should also be in bold.

4 thoughts on “Meme Time

  1. How are you getting on with your Lessing project?

  2. This whole meme falls down for me because it assumes that I know what books I own. You’ve seen my shelves – my daughter filled them before she had learned the alphabet.

  3. What about those you’ve heard of but never yet read?
    Which would be most of the authors on the list!

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