List #6: 87 sci-fi, fantasy and magic realism novels by female authors: which titles would you add?

We’re going for a printable reading list of the 100 best science fiction fantasy works by women (we have 87 titles, so far). From magic realism to dystopian epic and feminist future, we want you to weigh in.  What’s your ranking of the finest 100 titles available?  Let us know your top choices!

 Would you like to blog a book review about any of these gems for our book club ?  Let us know!


  1. Among Others by Jo Walton
  2. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  3. Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam
  4. The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
  5. Ash by Malinda Lo
  6. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  7. Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee
  8. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
  9. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  10. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
  11. China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
  12. Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto
  13. Cyteen by CJ Cherryh
  14. Dance the Eagle to Sleep by Marge Piercy
  15. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  16. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  17. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  18. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  19. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  20. A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
  21. Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
  22. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
  23. Dreamsnake by Vonda Neel McIntyre
  24. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  25. The Etched City by K.J. Bishop
  26. The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  27. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  28. The Gate to Women’s Country by Sherri Tepper
  29. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  30. Grass by Sherri Tepper
  31. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  32. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  33. He, She and It by Marge Piercy
  34. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  35. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
  36. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  37. Hild by Nicola Griffith
  38. The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferré
  39. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  40. Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias
  41. The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano
  42. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  43. Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
  44. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
  45. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  46. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
  47. Light Music by Kathleen Ann Goonan
  48. Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
  49. The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
  50. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  51. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  52. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
  53. My Christina & Other Stories by Mercè Rodoreda
  54. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
  55. Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
  56. Natural History by Justina Robson
  57. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  58. Of Mist, Grass, and Sand by Vonda Neel McIntyre
  59. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  60. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  61. Plague Ship by Andre Norton
  62. The Red by Linda Nagata
  63. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
  64. Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
  65. Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
  66. The Second Mango by Shira Glassman
  67. Shikasta by Doris Lessing
  68. Shiver/ The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
  69. Synners by Pat Cadigan
  70. The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
  71. So Far from God by Ana Castillo
  72. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  73. The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
  74. Spirits of the Ordinary by Kathleen Alcala
  75. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  76. A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
  77. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  78. Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree Jr
  79. The Wanderground by Sally Gerheart
  80. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  81. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  82. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  83. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  84. Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
  85. The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories by Vandana Singh
  86. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
  87. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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