Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy

Titles in bold are on the Classics of Science Fiction v5 list.

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
Ammonite Nicola Griffith 1993
Otherwise Award
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
Black Wine Candas Jane Dorsey 1997
Otherwise Award
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Brown Girl in the Ring Nalo Hopkinson 1998
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
Burning Your Boats Angela Carter 1995
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Carmen Dog Carol Emshwiller 1988
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Child Garden Geoff Ryman 1989
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016SF Masterworks
Daughters of a Coral Dawn Katherine V. Forrest 1984
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Daughters of Copper Woman Anne Cameron 1981
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Daughters of Earth and Other Stories Judith Merril 1985
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
The Disappearance Philip Wylie 1951
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Divine Endurance Gwyneth Jones 1984
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
A Door into Ocean Joan Slonczewski 1986
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre 1978
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Egalia's Daughters Gerd Brantenberg 1985
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
The Falling Woman Pat Murphy 1986
Nebula winner - novel
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Female Man Joanna Russ 1975
Otherwise Award
Nebula finalist - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
From the Legend of Biel Mary Staton 1975
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Frostflower and Thorn Phyllis Ann Karr 1980
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Gaia's Toys Rebecca Ore 1995
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
The Gate to Women's Country Sheri S. Tepper 1988
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
The Gilda Stories Jewelle Gomez 1991
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Halfway Human Carolyn Ives Gilman 1998
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
Nebula finalist - novel
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Heat Death of the Universe and Other Stories Pamela Zoline 1988
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree, Jr. 1990
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
Herland Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1915
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
In the Garden of Dead Cars Sybil Claiborne 1993
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
In the Mothers' Land √Člisabeth Vonarburg 1992
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
Jirel of Joiry C. L. Moore 1969
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
The Kappa Child Hiromi Goto 2002
Otherwise Award
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You Dorothy Bryant 1976
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
Otherwise Award
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Lolly Willowes Sylvia Townsend Warner 1926
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
Love's Body, Dancing in Time L. Timmel Duchamp 2004
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Mama Day Gloria Naylor 1988
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Memoirs of a Spacewoman Naomi Mitchison 1962
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
Mission Child Maureen F. McHugh 1998
Nebula finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
Mizora Mary E. Bradley Lane 1890
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
My Most Secret Desire Julie Doucet 1995
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Native Tongue Suzette Haden Elgin 1984
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
Orlando Virginia Woolf 1928
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler 1993
Nebula finalist - novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
The Saga of the Renunciates Marion Zimmer Bradley 2002
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Sarah Canary Karen Joy Fowler 1991
Nebula finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
A Secret History Mary Gentle 1999
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
The Shore of Women Pamela Sargent 1986
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Sister Light, Sister Dark Jane Yolen 1988
Nebula finalist - novel
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Swastika Night Katharine Burdekin 1937
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016SF Masterworks
Tomoe Gozen Jessica Amanda Salmonson 1982
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
Trouble on Triton Samuel R. Delany 1976
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon 1960
Hugo finalist - novel
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
Walk to the End of the World Suzy McKee Charnas 1974
Otherwise Award
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Wanderground Sally Miller Gearhart 1978
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
A Woman of the Iron People Eleanor Arnason 1991
Otherwise Award
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy 1976
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
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