Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors

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Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 Among Others Jo Walton 2011
2 Ancient, Ancient Kiini Ibura Salaam 2012
3 Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie 2013
4 Arrows of the Queen Mercedes Lackey 1987
5 Biting the Sun Tanith Lee 1999
6 The Blazing World Margaret Cavendish 1666
7 Boneshaker Cherie Priest 2009
8 Brown Girl in the Ring Nalo Hopkinson 1998
9 China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh 1992
10 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
11 Doomsday Book Connie Willis 1992
12 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey 1968
13 The Female Man Joanna Russ 1975
14 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 1818
15 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
16 Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree, Jr. 1990
17 Hild Nicola Griffith 2013
18 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 2008
19 Ink Sabrina Vourvoulias 2012
20 Karen Memory Elizabeth Bear 2015
21 Moving the Mountain Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1911
22 Mr. Fox Helen Oyeyemi 2011
23 Native Tongue Suzette Haden Elgin 1984
24 Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler 1993
25 The Red: First Light Linda Nagata 2013
26 Salt Fish Girl Larissa Lai 2012
27 Shards of Honor Lois McMaster Bujold 1986
28 Shikasta Doris Lessing 1979
29 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge 1980
30 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell 1996
31 The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon 2002
32 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel 2014
33 Valor's Choice Tanya Huff 2000
34 Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy 1976
35 The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories Vandana Singh 2008
36 The Wrath and the Dawn Renée Ahdieh 2015
37 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle 1962