Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Booktalk Booklist - Fantasy Fiction with Female Characters

Fantasy Fiction with Female Characters
Courtyard Book Chats, August 4, 2009
Lisa V.

Lisa V. used the Courtyard Book Chats to launch her new book talk, about fantasy fiction (and some science fiction) featuring particularly strong female protaganists. Most of these books are, not unexpectedly, also written by female authors.

Classic Fantasy with women as main characters
The Charmed Sphere by Catherine Asaro
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Briar King by J. Gregory Keyes
Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinnbook one in the Twelve Houses series
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyderbook one in the Yelena series

Urban or paranormal Fantasy with women as main charactersBitten by Kelley Armstrongbook one of the Women of the Otherworld series
Tithe by Holly Blackbook one in the Modern Tales of Faerie series
Moon Called by Patricia Briggsbook one of the Mercy Thompson series
Ill Wind by Rachel Cainebook one of the Weather Warden series
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harrisbook one of the Harper Connelly seriesAttendees also discussed Charlaine Harris' official web site
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrisonbook one of the Rachel Morgan series
Burning Water by Mercedes Lackeybook one of the Diana Tregarde Investigations series
Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Science Fiction with women as main charactersKindred by Octavia Butler
Xenogenesis by Octavia Butler
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Stardoc by S.L. Viehlbook one in the Stardoc series

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