Brainstorming

Off the top of my head, not meant to be exhaustive in any way, but it’s a good start:

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Kameron Hurley

NK Jemisin

Sharon Lee

Anne McCaffrey

Gwyneth Jones

Jacqueline Harpman

Andre Norton

Karen Traviss

Catherine Asaro

CL Moore

AC Crispin

Sharon Shinn

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Wendy Wagner

Caroline Yoachim

Alex Dally MacFarlane

Angela Slatter

Kij Johnson

A.C. Wise

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Elizabeth Hand

Kage Baker

Gail Carriger

Margaret Atwood

Lois Bujold

Suzanne Collins

Ursula K. Le Guin

Jacqueline Carey

Rachel Caine

Elizabeth Hand

Patricia Anthony

Connie Willis

Carrie Cuinn

Rachael Acks

Monica Byrne

Molly Tanzer

Sophie Wereley

Elizabeth Moon

Nalo Hopkinson

Joanna Russ

Robin Hobb

Caitlin Kiernan

Louise Marley

Tricia Sullivan

Audrey Niffenegger

Cherie Priest

Mary Robinette Kowal

Tanya Huff

P.D. James

Karen Joy Fowler

Gail Martin

Robin McKinley

Vylar Kaftan

Joan Slonczewski

Lynne Ellison

Robin Blackburn

Naomi Novak

E. A. Scarborough

Nnedi Okorafor

Madeline L’Engle

Jennifer Roberson

Catherynne Valente

CJ Cherryh

Daphne DuMaurier

Jaymee Goh

Jo Walton

Deborah Christian

Octavia Butler

Mary Shelley

Trudi Canavan

Theodora Goss

Joan Vinge

Ann Leckie

Connie Willis

Cynthia Ward

Kaja Foglio

Aliette de Bodard

Kristine Smith

Damien Angelica Walters

Diane Duane

Karen Miller

CE Murphy

Ekaterina Sedia

Madeline Ashby

Diana Gabaldon

Claire Hummel

Elizabeth Bourne

Linnea Sinclair

Sunny Moraine

Eileen Gunn

Melanie Rawn

Lauren Beukes

Amal El-Mohtar

James Tiptree, Jr.

Yoon Ha Lee

Genevieve Valentine

Erzebet Yellowboy

Jean Johnson

Lisa Hannett

Eleanor Arnason

Kate Elliot

Karin Tidbeck

Elizabeth Bear

Silvia Spruck Wrigley

Genevieve Valentine

Helena Bell

Sandra McDonald

Brooke Wonders

Sarah Monette

Juliet Marillier

Ellen Kushner

MJ Locke

Rachel Swirsky

Ann Aguirre

Sofia Samatar

Cecelia Dart Thornton

Mercedes Lackey

Linda Nagata

Maria Dahvana Headley

Meljean Brook

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

JK Rowling

Pamela Sargent

Leigh Brackett

Margo Lanagan

Megan Arkenberg

Maggie Clark

Margaret Weis

Nicola Griffith

Nancy Kress

Cat Rambo

Lisa Nohealani Morton

Susan Palwick

Kristen Britain

Beth Wodzinski

Pat Murphy

Pat Cadigan

An Owomoyela

Annie Bellet

Michelle Sagara

Tananarive Due

Christie Yant

Natalia Theodoridou

Vandana Singh

Katherine Kurtz

Karin Lowachee

Brooke Bolander

Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Charlie Jane Anders

Diana Wynne Jones

Nisi Shawl

Nancy Fulda

E. Lily Yu

Annalee Newitz

Carol Berg

Carrie Vaughn

Cassandra Clare

Naomi Kritzer

Christine Schirr

Janny Wurts

Anaea Lay

Tina Connolly

Julie Czerneda

Maureen McHugh

AM Dellamonica

Anne Bishop

Carol Emshwiller

Kelly Link

MK Wren

Alice Hoffman

Mary Stewart

Lisa Mantchev

Sherri Tepper

AS Byatt

…but how could I not have mentioned _____!!!? Comment, comment, comment. 🙂

11 thoughts on “Brainstorming

  1. Michael Matheson

    Whee! Lists! I love lists! (Yes, there’s something wrong with me.)

    Gemma Files
    Caitlin Sweet
    Karen Heuler
    Livia Llewellyn
    Holly Phillips
    Helen Marshall
    Zen Cho
    Benjanun Sriduangkaew
    Alethea Kontiss
    Katherine Duckett
    Emily Jiang
    Nancy Hightower
    Bo Bolander
    Julia Rios
    Halli Villegas
    Sandra Kasturi
    Sephera Giron
    Tanith Lee
    Sonya Dorman
    Catherin MacLeod
    Ursula Vernon
    Kat Howard
    Shira Lipkin
    Yukimi Ogawa
    Leah Bobet
    Mari Ness
    Sonya Taaffe
    Liz Argall
    Merrie Haskell
    Patricia Wrede
    Berit Ellingsen
    Eugie Foster
    Lettie Prell
    Tansy Rayner Roberts
    Ada Hoffmann
    Jennifer Pelland
    Marie Brennan
    Brit Mandelo
    Thoraiya Dyer
    Camren Maria Machado
    Ursula Pflug
    Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
    Heather McDougal
    Betsy Phillips
    Elizabeth Engstrom
    Chesya Burke
    Barbara Krasnoff
    Kathryn Weaver
    Nicole Kornher-Stace
    Veronica Schanoes
    Seanan McGuire
    C.S.E. Cooney
    Pamela K. Taylor
    Brenda Stokes Barron
    Terra LeMay
    Susannah Mandel
    Monica Valentinelli
    Jennifer Brozek
    Holly Hight
    Naomi Labicki
    JoSelle Vanderhooft
    Claire Humphrey
    Helen Oyeyemi
    Kaaron Warren
    Maggie Stiefvater
    Sara Rees Brennan
    Aimee Bender
    Amber Benson
    Shirley Jackson

    God, I need to stop or we’ll be here all day….

    Also, I, uh, might have raided Apex’s back issue listing to help fill that out (a number of names were tickling the back of my mind that I couldn’t think of off hand).

    And some minor amendments to spelling: Amal El-Mohtar, Natalia Theodoridou, NK Jemisin, Leigh Brackett, and Judith Merril