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List of famous female science-fiction writers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female science-fiction writers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being science-fiction writers. There are thousand of females working as science-fiction writers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic science-fiction writers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a science-fiction writer then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Vera Nazarian and Sally Caves.

While this isn't a list of all female science-fiction writers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female science-fiction writers?" and "Who are the best female science-fiction writers?"

Leigh Kennedy is an American science fiction writer who has lived in the United Kingdom since 1985. Kennedy's story "Her Furry Face" was a nominee for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Profession: Science-fiction writer, Author, Writer

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Gillian Marucha Bradshaw is an American writer of historical fiction, historical fantasy, children's literature, science fiction, and contemporary science-based novels, who currently lives in Britain. Her serious historical novels are often set in classical antiquity — Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Writer

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Fiona Kelleghan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Science-fiction Writers
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Fiona Kelleghan is an American academic and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy. She was a metadata librarian and a cataloguer at the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library. She left the University in 2011. Writing in The Washington Post, critic Michael Dirda called her "an ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Science-fiction writer

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Kathleen Ann Goonan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Science-fiction Writers
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Kathleen Ann Goonan is an American science fiction writer. Several of her books have been nominated for the Nebula Award. Her debut novel Queen City Jazz was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her novel In War Times was chosen by the American Library Association as Best Science Fiction ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Author, Essayist, Writer, Teacher

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