Via The Galaxy Express, here’s a nice link to a list someone has compiled of female science fiction authors. I’ve read twenty authors on the list. I’m going to keep this bookmarked so I can go back and read more. It’s funny, I went through a long period during which I read no male authors at all. I think it has to do with me reading a lot of romance and hybrid genre/romance, as well as the female-run blogs where I get most of my recommendations these days.
But also? I just got sick of dudes writing about dudes. If there aren’t main protagonists in a book who look like me, I just lose interest. I guess at some point I decided I’d put up with it enough growing up and I wasn’t going to take it anymore. And then I read that female genre authors get overlooked. Sometimes I forget that there’s probably a big disconnect between the places I hang out on the internet and what they’re reading… and the rest of the world.