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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written by Women

An aggregate of several best of lists that create this master list of the best sci-fi and fantasy books by women.
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Among Others (Jo Walton)
Among Others (Jo Walton)
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Ash: A Secret History (Mary Gentle)
Ash: A Secret History (Mary Gentle)
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Beggars in Spain (Nancy Kress)
Beggars in Spain (Nancy Kress)
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Brown Girl in the Ring
Brown Girl in the Ring
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China Mountain Zhang (Maureen F Mchugh)
China Mountain Zhang (Maureen F Mchugh)
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Her Smoke Rose Up Forever (James Tiptree, Jr.)
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever (James Tiptree, Jr.)
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Ink (Sabrina Vourvoulias)
Ink (Sabrina Vourvoulias)
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Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
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Midnight Robber (Nalo Hopkinson)
Midnight Robber (Nalo Hopkinson)
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Shards of Honor (Lois Mcmaster Bujold)
Shards of Honor (Lois Mcmaster Bujold)
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Shikasta
Shikasta
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Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)
Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)
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The Children of Men
The Children of Men
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The Fifth Season (N. K. Jemisin)
The Fifth Season (N. K. Jemisin)
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The Gate to Women's Country (Sheri S. Tepper)
The Gate to Women's Country (Sheri S. Tepper)
16
Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
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The Shore of Women (Pamela Sargent)
The Shore of Women (Pamela Sargent)
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The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell)
The Sparrow (Mary Doria Russell)
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The Speed of Dark
The Speed of Dark
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Who Fears Death? (Nnedi Okorafor)
Who Fears Death? (Nnedi Okorafor)
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21
Ancillary Justice (Ann Leckie)
Ancillary Justice (Ann Leckie)
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Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
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Sarah Canary (Karen Joy Fowler)
Sarah Canary (Karen Joy Fowler)
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The Dispossessed (Ursula K. Le Guin)
The Dispossessed (Ursula K. Le Guin)
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Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (Kate Wilhelm)
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (Kate Wilhelm)
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Downbelow Station (C.J. Cherryh)
Downbelow Station (C.J. Cherryh)
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Parable of the Sower (Octavia E. Butler)
Parable of the Sower (Octavia E. Butler)
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Synners (Pat Cadigan)
Synners (Pat Cadigan)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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Alexander Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
Alexander Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
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The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K Le Guin)
The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K Le Guin)
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The Female Man (Joanna Russ)
The Female Man (Joanna Russ)
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A Door Into Ocean (Joan Slonczewski)
A Door Into Ocean (Joan Slonczewski)
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A Stranger in Olondria (Sofia Samatar)
A Stranger in Olondria (Sofia Samatar)
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A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)
A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)
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Alanna the First Adventure (Tamora Pierce)
Alanna the First Adventure (Tamora Pierce)
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Ancient, Ancient (Kiini Ibura Salaam)
Ancient, Ancient (Kiini Ibura Salaam)
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Assassin's Apprentice (Robin Hobb)
Assassin's Apprentice (Robin Hobb)
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Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)
Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)
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