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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: 66

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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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, the Byzantine Empire, Saka and the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, Imperial Rome, Sub-Roman Britain and Roman Britain. She has also written two novels set in the English Civil War. ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: United States of America

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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 expert on humor in genre fiction," and she was listed on the University of Miami's website as its official expert on "Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror." She is also interested in film both inside and outside the science-fiction genre, and is an amateur ethologist. She has identified a secular, satiric literary movement within the science-fiction genre that she calls "Savage Humanism." Her critical ...more

Age: 52

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

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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 Novel for their 2008 reading list. In July 2008, In War Times won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Her most recent novel, This Shared Dream was released in July 2011 by Tor Books. ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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#61 on The Best Ever Female Sci-Fi Authors

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