100 Stories, 100 Writers, 100 Years

Because we wouldn’t want to forget that women have always written SFF, WOULD WE?

1915Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1916Five Generations Hence by Lillian B Jones

1917The Great Beast of Kaifu by Clotilde Graves

1918The Professor in Erin by L. McManus

1919When Dead Lips Speak by Alice Earle Chapin

1920Serapion by Gertrude Barrow Bennett

1921The Secret Power by Marie Corelli

1922Theodore Savage by Cicely Hamilton

1923Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair

1926Metropolis by Thea von Harbou

1927The Fate of the Poseidonia by Clare Winger Harris

1928Orlando by Virginia Woolfe

1930Into the 28th Century by Lilith Lorraine

1931The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison

1932Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

1933The Last Bouquet by Marjorie Bowen

1934Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

1935The Girl with the X-ray Eyes by Mhairi O’Nair

1936The Virgin and the Swine by Evangeline Walton

1937Swastika Night by Katherine Burdekin

1939Hellsgarde by C. L. Moore

1940Kallocain by Karin Boye

1941The Dragon-Queen of Jupiter by Leigh Brackett

1942The Ghost Ship of Aztlan by L. Taylor Hansen

1943Anger in the Sky by Susan Ertz

1944The Delicate Ape by Dorothy B. Hughes

1945I Am Lazarus by Anna Cavan

1946The Last Generation? by Miriam Allen deFord

1947The Soma Racks by Margaret St. Clair

1948In Hiding by Wilmar H. Shiras

1949Defence Mechanism by Katherine MacLean

1950Shadow on the Hearth by Judith Merril

1951Hidden Valley of Oz by Rachel Cosgrove Payes

1952Tea Tray in the Sky by Evelyn E. Smith

1953You Can’t Stop A Spaceman by Norma K. Hemming

1954The Long Way Back by Margot Bennett

1955The Brides of Ool by Monette Cummings

1956The Pint-Sized Genie by Kate Wilhelm

1957Strange Evil by Jane Gaskell

1958 From an Unseen Censor by Rosel George Brown

1959Encounter by Joan Hunter Holly

1960To Whom It May Concern by Elisabeth Mann Borgese

1961Mantrap by Wilhelmina Baird

1962A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

1963Witch World by Andre Norton

1964Sunburst by Phyllis Gotlieb

1965The Anything Box by Zenna Henderson

1966When I Was Miss Dow by Sonia Dorman

1967The Heat Death of the Universe by Pamela Zoline

1968They by Marya Mannes

1969The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey

1970Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz

1971The Lathe of Heave by Ursula K LeGuin

1972Darkover Landfall by Marion Zimmer Bradley

1973Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home by James Tiptree Jnr.

1974Walk to the End of the World by Suzy McKee Charnas

1975The Female Man by Joanna Russ

1976Islands by Marta Randall

1977Diadem from the Stars by Jo Clayton

1978Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

1979Kindred by Octavia Butler

1980The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

1981Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh

1982The Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly

1983So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane

1984Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

1985The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

1986Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr

1987War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

1988The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

1989Grass by Sheri S. Tepper

1990Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner

1991Synners by Pat Cadigan

1992Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

1993The Element of Fire by Martha Wells

1994Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress

1995Slow River by Nicola Griffith

1996The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

1997King’s Dragon by Kate Elliot

1998Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

1999Black Light by Elizabeth Hand

2000Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

2001The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

2002Light Music by Kathleen Ann Goonan

2003Natural History by Justina Robson

2004Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

2005Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor

2006The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente

2007Empress by Karen Miller

2008Moxyland by Lauren Beukes

2009Ōoku: The Inner Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga

2010Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard

2011Among Others by Jo Walton

2012The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

2013Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

2014The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley


4 thoughts on “100 Stories, 100 Writers, 100 Years

  1. This list is very cool, thanks for compiling it. We need to be reminded that women have always written fiction, even in ‘masculine’ genres. One of the authors I follow recently tweeted about using initials instead of her first name on a new book to hide the fact that the author is female. She thought this might improve sales (along with having no photo of the author on the dust jacket). I am very sympathetic to her efforts to increase sales of her work, but this approach really bothered me. It took me a long time to discover most of my favorite authors are women because of the use of pseudonyms, initials, and androgynous names, and perpetuating this practice only serves to obscure the contributions of women. Will a significant number of people refuse to buy a book because it was written by a woman?!? I honestly hope this is not true 😦

    Liz, you’ve chosen to use your initials for professional purposes. Was there a specific reason why?

  2. Fantastic list! I’m going to have to look each of these up once I have some spare time (if I ever do).

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