This page contains a list of titles and blogposts that I’ve read which I recommend for people trying to become more educated about the history of speculative fiction, particularly speculative fiction by women. I’m still learning, so this isn’t a static page – it’s a way for me to share my knowledge as I go. Recommendations welcome.
The Geek Feminist Revolution. Kameron Hurley. Tor Books. May 31, 2016.
How to Suppress Women’s Writing. Joanna Russ. University of Texas Press; Reprint edition. April 17, 2018.
Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction. Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson. Penguin Random House. September 17, 2019.
Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road. Alexis L. Boylan, Anna Mae Duane, Michael Gill, and Barbara Gurr. University of Minesota Press. 2020.
“Women Rise in Sci-fi (Again)“. Rose Eveleth. The Atlantic. November 5, 2014.
“Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, A through F“. James Davis Nicoll. Tor.com. January 22, 2018.
“Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, Part II.” James Davis Nicoll. Tor.com. February 12, 2018.
“Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, Part III.” James Davis Nicoll. Tor.com. March 14, 2018.
“Joanna Russ: The Science-Fiction Writer Who Said No.” B.D. McClay. The New Yorker. January 30, 2020.
Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing. Margaret Atwood.
Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Justine Larbalestier.
Joanna Russ (Modern Masters of Science Fiction). Gwyneth Jones.
The Lady from the Black Lagoon. Mallory O’Meara.