When they were announced, I linked to two 2011 book clubs oriented around women writers of SFF—The Women of Fantasy at Jawas Read Too and The Women of Science Fiction at Dreams and Speculation. Here’s your reminder for the first month!
January’s discussions are now up on both blogs. The fantasy book of the month is The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin (discussion post) and the science fiction pick was Elizabeth Bear’s Dust (discussion post). The Women of Science Fiction also includes mid-month bonus rounds of James Tiptree Jr. short stories from Her Smoke Rose up Forever, and the January discussions were on “The Last Flight of Doctor Ain” and “The Screwfly Solution” (discussion post).
For folks wanting to read more women writers, here’s your chance! If you’ve enjoyed either of these books, go take part in the discussions and read the reviews. If you want to participate next month: The Women of Science Fiction will be reading Tiptree Jr.’s “And I Awoke and Found Me Here On The Cold Hill’s Side” for the mid-month post and Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Disposessed for the end of the month. The Women of Fantasy series has chosen Freda Warrington’s Elfland for their February novel.