Related Works

On this page I am compiling a list of related works as a beginning of the “competitive analysis” needed for the book’s proposal. I will also include a list of women-only anthologies, of anthologies edited or co-edited by women, and finally of related articles found online. Please keep in mind that this project will focus as much on editors, publishers, agents, and fans as much as it does authors, so in some ways I am even more interested in works edited by women, as much has already been done to highlight and promote women authors.

This is a work in progress! Feel free to add to this list in the comments.

Non-fiction

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, John Clute and Peter Nicholls, eds. (1st Edition 1979, now online here)
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, John Clute and John Grant, eds. (1997)
Future Females: A Critical Anthology, Marleen S Barr. (1981)
Decoding Gender in Science Fiction, Brian Attebery. (2002)
The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction, Justine Larbalestier. (2002)
Partners in Wonder, Eric Leif Davin. (2005)
Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy [2 volumes], Robin Anne Reid, ed. (2008)

Women-only Anthologies

The Venus Factor, Vic Ghidalia & Roger Elwood, eds. (1972)
Women of Wonder, Pamela Sargent, ed. (1975)
More Women Of Wonder, Pamela Sargent, ed. (1976)
Millennial Women, Virginia Kidd, ed. (1978)
The New Women of Wonder, Pamela Sargent, ed. (1978)
Cassandra Rising, Alice Laurance, ed. (1978)
Asimov’s Space of Her Own, Shawna McCarthy, ed. (1983)
Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind, Sarah LeFanu & Jen Green, eds. (1985)
New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow, Forrest J Ackerman, Janrae Frank & Jean Marie Stine, eds. (1994)
Women of Wonder: the Classic Years, Pamela Sargent, ed. (1995)
Women of Wonder: the Contemporary Years, Pamela Sargent, ed. (1995)
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women, Alex Dally MacFarlane, ed. (2014)
Athena’s Daughters: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jean Rabe, ed. (2014)

Fiction & Non-fiction

Daughters of Earth, Justine Larbalestier, ed. (2006)

Anthologies edited or co-edited by women (1900-2000)

Shot in the Dark Bantam, Judith Merril, ed. (1950)
Beyond Human Ken, Judith Merril, ed. (1952)
Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time, Judith Merril, ed. (1954)
Human?, Judith Merril, ed. (1954)
Galaxy of Ghouls, Judith Merril, ed. (1955)
England Swings SF, Judith Merril, ed. (1968)
Tesseracts, Judith Merril, ed. (1985)
The SF Annuals, Judith Merril, ed. (1956-8)
SF: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction & Fantasy, Judith Merril, ed. (1956-1959)
The Year’s Best SF, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Annuals, Judith Merril, ed. (1960-1967)
SF:12, Judith Merril, ed. (1968)
SF: The Best of the Best, Judith Merril, ed. (1967)
Great Science Fiction Stories, Cordelia Titcomb Smith, ed. (1967)
A Science Fiction Reader, Carol Pugner, ed. (co-edited with Harry Harrison). (1973)
Science Fiction The Great Years, Carol Pohl, ed. (co-edited with Frederik Pohl). (1973)
Science Fiction The Great Years 2, Carol Pohl, ed. (co-edited with Frederik Pohl). (1976)
Femmes au Futur, Marianne Leconte, ed. (1976)
Aurora: Beyond Equality, Vonda N McIntyre & Susan Janice Anderson, eds. (1976)
New Dimensions 11 & 12, Marta Randall, ed. (co-edited with Robert Silverberg). (1980-1981)
Space of Her Own: Twenty Outstanding Science Fiction Stories by Women Writers, Shawna McCarthy, ed. (1983)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin, ed. (co-edited with Brian Atteberry). (1984)
The Nebula Awards #19, Marta Randall, ed. (1984)
Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind, Sarah LeFanu & Jen Green, eds. (1985)
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment, Kathryn Cramer, ed. (co-edited with David G. Hartwell). (1988)
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder, Kathryn Cramer, ed. (co-edited with David G. Hartwell). (1989)
Secret Weavers: Stories of the Fantastic by Women Writers of Argentina and Chile, Marjorie Agosin, ed. (1991)
Letters from Home, Sarah LeFanu, ed. (1991)
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, Kathryn Cramer, ed. (co-edited with David G. Hartwell). (1994)
Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, Sheree Renée Thomas, ed. (co-edited with Martin Simmons). (2000)

[An enormous list already exists. As time permits, I will import from that list the titles that meet the criteria here.]

Related Online Articles and Essays

A Short Interview With Pamela Sargent
Anthologies: Some Data
Women Writing Science Fiction: Some Voices from the Trenches
Hugo stats: author gender, fiction categories
Women Rise in Sci Fi (Again)
Sexism in Genre Publishing: A Publisher’s Perspective
Visibility of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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