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The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

Mary Shelley, Connie Willis, Margaret Atwood, Octavia E. Butler, Madeleine L'Engle, Lois McMaster Bujold, Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Hiromu Arakawa

Mary Shelley, Connie Willis, Margaret Atwood, Octavia E. Butler, Madeline L’Engle, Lois McMaster Bujold, Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Hiromu Arakawa

While hundreds of women published science fiction stories in the 1950s and earlier, it wasn’t until the 1960s—with its second-wave feminism (the first wave focused on suffrage and legal gender equality) and the sense that science fiction was a literature of ideas—that a large influx of female authors appeared on the scene.

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