…e Norton. I had no idea until much, much later that Andre Norton was a woman. I just knew at the time that her fiction resonated with me in a way that other rocket ship novels did not. I even remember the covers—all 1960s art in muddy colors with young faces staring at me as I plowed through the pages. Oh, yeah, I read a lot of other science fiction, mostly short stories in the Year’s Best volumes. But I loved Andre Norton. I was sad when…

Marianne de Pierres - Nylon Angel

Nylon Angel (Parrish Plessis #1) by Marianne de Pierres Orbit Books (UK, Jan 2004) Paperback, 330 pages Science Fiction In a world where the rich live behind the safety of a giant fortress wall and everyone else can go to hell, Parrish Plessis has learnt some useful survival tactics. Like don’t cross Jamon Hondo – unless you want to be dead by the morning. But heck, what’s a girl supposed to do when the one chance she may have…

…t the aliens or androids that populate most of our novels but agents, editors, readers, and—most notably—science fiction authors who heretofore would have run screaming out of the airlock at the first mention of romance. If you’d asked me, eleven years ago, if science fiction would ever accept the inclusion of a romance plot or subplot in an SF novel, I’d probably have told you emphatically not…all the time doggedly plucking the tar and feathers…


Hello! I hope you’re all having a fab weekend! This week begins my “Women of Science Fiction” week! I have some wonderful guest authors stopping by: Linnea Sinclair, Marianne de Pierres, Justina Robson and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, as well as lots of reviews and giveaways. It should be a fun packed week, so I hope you’ll stop by! This Week on Book Chick City On Monday Laura will be reviewing ‘Collison…


The Women of Science Fiction Week – Guest Author: Sara Creasy

…but moved to Australia when she was a teenager. She has a degree in biology, was associate editor of Australia’s science fiction and fantasy magazine Aurealis for several years, which inspired her to write her first novel, ‘Song of Scarabaeus‘. Marriage to an American resulted in a second intercontinental move, and she lived in Arizona for five years. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia. Please give a warm welcome to Sara… I…

I am very excited to have science fiction writer, Marianne de Pierres on Book Chick City today, although this isn’t her first visit BCC. Marianne also wrote a post for my “where stories are made” feature! Marianne is the author of the ‘Parrish Plessis‘ series (book #1, ‘Nylon Angel‘, reviewed this morning), the ‘Sentients of Orion’ series, and more recently her young adult series, ‘N…

The Women of Science Fiction Week AUTHOR SHOWCASE Here are some of the authors I have come across while investigating female science fiction writers. I know some may cross over into another genres, but at least one of their books is within the sci-fi genre/subgenres (such as sci-fi romance). I hope you find some new-to-you authors to add to your ever growing wishlists!!! KATHERINE ALLRED Goodreads Website JUSTINA ROBSON Goodreads W…




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