Best Sci Fi of the 21st century sf, by women. Which have YOU read?

Ian Sales posted his choices of best works in SF produced in the 21st century by women. The idea is to highlight which ones you’ve read, and maybe to use it as a TBR list. And, since it’s intended to be a meme, pass it on.

If you’re expecting a particular author to be here but she’s not, check in the twen-cen list.  Elizabeth Moon, for example, is there, instead of here despite her 21st-century Hugo award.

List rules: science fiction only, no YA. Trilogies and series named in [square brackets]. In order of publication. 21st century sf mistressworks meme | from Ian Sales’ blog It Doesn’t Have To Be Right….

I’ve tweaked the highlighting rules a bit for the Book Buffet. There are so many authors here whom I’ve never heard of… I decided to give myself credit for having read something by the author, even if not the indicated book.

  • Bold for those specific books you’ve read.
  • Italics for those you own, whether it’s that same book or anything else by the author. The original rule was that italics meant that you own it but have never read it. If I own it, that means I’ve read it.  So, italics means simply that I own it.
  • Underlining to indicate having read something/anything else by that author
  • Linking means that I’ve reviewed the book or the author here.
What about you – which have you read?

1 Solitaire, Kelley Eskridge (2002)
2 Warchild [Warchild], Karin Lowachee (2002) (Note: a Canadienne)
3 Natural History, Justina Robson (2003)
4 Maul, Tricia Sullivan (2003)
5 The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (2003)
6 Spin State, Chris Moriarty (2003) (sounds somewhat familiar, and definitely sounds interesting, but I don’t think I’ve read it)
7 Dante’s Equation, Jane Jensen (2003)
8 Steel Helix [Typhon], Ann Tonsor Zeddies (2003)
9 Life, Gwyneth Jones (2004)
10 Nylon Angel [Parrish Plessis], Marianne de Pierres (2004)
11 The Courtesan Prince [Oka-Rel Universe], Lynda Williams (2004)
12 Survival [Species Imperative], Julie E Czernada (2004)
13 Banner of Souls, Liz Williams (2004)
14 City of Pearl [Wess’har Wars], Karen Traviss (2004)
15 The Year of Our War, Steph Swainston (2004)
16 Bio Rescue, SL Viehl (2004)
17 Apocalypse Array [Archangel Protocol], Lyda Morehouse (2004) (…at least I think I’ve read something. Not positive.)
18 The Child Goddess, Louise Marley (2004)
19 Alanya to Alanya [Marq’ssan Cycle], L Timmel Duchamp (2005)
20 Carnival, Elizabeth Bear (2006)
21 Mindscape, Andrea Hairston (2006)
22 Farthing [Small Change], Jo Walton (2006)
23 Half Life, Shelley Jackson (2006)
24 The Carhullan Army, Sarah Hall (2007)
25 Bright of the Sky [The Entire and the Rose], Kay Kenyon (2007)
26 Principles of Angels [Hidden Empire], Jainne Fenn (2008)
27 Watermind, MM Buckner (2008)
28 The Rapture, Liz Jensen (2009)
29 Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (2010)
30 Walking the Tree, Kaaron Warren (2010)
31 Birdbrain, Johanna Sinisalo (2010)
32 Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (2010) canadienne
33 Song of Scarabaeus, Sara Creasy (2010)

Now that you’ve seen the lists for ‘all time’, who do you think is missing?  Personally, I think that Janet Kagan could qualify with Hellspark.  I really like that book.

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