Women of Speculative Fiction
Jesse, SF resident and SF reader, has asked me for my favorite women sf writers.
So, Jesse, in no particular order, I’m going to suggest you take a look at Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler, C.J. Cherryh, Terri Windling, Madeleine L’Engle, Anne McCaffrey, Sherri Tepper, Pat Cadigan and Joanna Russ. My apologies to the many fine authors I’ve failed to mention.
Goodreads’ list of hundreds of science fiction and fantasy women authors, with clickable links to reviews, would be a good place to do some investigating.