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  1. March 2, 2010 11:26

    Maude Michaud
    (twitter) quirkfilms

    Women in Horror

    Independent female horror film maker,

  2. March 3, 2010 12:21

    Some more webcomics:

    Dorothy Gambrell, Cat and Girl.

    Kate Beaton, Hark! A Vagrant (also on LiveJournal).

    Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan, Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell. Jenn also has a great history blog, Per Omnia Saecula.

    Which leads into blogging historians:

    There are loads of women blogging about history, including academic staff, grad students, and non-academics. Female history bloggers often cross over with feminist political blogging (which *is* politics no matter what the blokeosphere says!). Some of my favourites include Historiann, Tenured Radical, Bavardess, and A Historian’s Craft, but there are many more. Cliopatria has a very long list of history bloggers (male and female): part 1 and part 2. Natalie Bennett is a journalist and Green activist who also blogs about history at Philobiblon.

  3. Doccy permalink
    March 5, 2010 16:32

    Couple of webcomics off the top of my head (the rest are already mentioned *s*);

    Danielle Corsetto
    Webcomic: Girls with Slingshots (

    Jennie Breeden
    Webcomics: Devil’s Panties (, Geebas on Parade (

  4. Andrew Hickey permalink
    March 5, 2010 16:34

    A few suggestions – incidentally, are you counting only living people here? :
    Susanna Clarke – writer of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel
    Kate Orman – – Doctor Who novelist
    Melinda Gebbie – artist of Lost Girls and Cobweb, as well as lots of other stuff
    D.C. Fontana – writer of much of Star Trek TOS and TNG, as well as some Trek comics, books and computer games
    Anne McCaffrey – author of Dragonlance and others
    Diana Schutz – Editor of Sin City, 300, Usagi Yojimbo and others
    cat yronwode – writer and former exec. editor of Eclipse comics
    Wendy Pini – co-writer/artist of Elfquest, first successful self-published US comic
    Joanna Russ – Nebula and Hugo award winning writer
    Roz Kaveney – SF author, editor and critic
    Jill Thompson – – comic writer/artist – Scary Godmother, Dead Boy Detectives, Sandman etc
    Lynne Varley – colourist, Dark Knight Returns

    And dead ones, if you are including them:
    Hope Mirlees – writer of Lud-In-The-Mist, often cited as best fantasy novel ever
    Verity Lambert – original producer of Doctor Who
    C.L. Moore – one of the greatest SF authors of all time.
    Kate Worley – writer, Omaha The Cat Dancer
    “James Tiptree, Jr.” – SF writer,
    Lee Hoffman – SF and Western writer
    Leigh Brackett – SF story writer, co-writer of classic Western scripts, writer of Empire Strikes Back

  5. Philip permalink
    March 5, 2010 16:43

    Politics: Audrey I. Pheffer, United States, New York State Assemblywoman since 1987. I’ve liked her for a long time.

  6. Yvi permalink
    March 5, 2010 17:27

    Mary Shelley in Novelists > Horror , if you also take already dead women.

  7. Philip permalink
    March 6, 2010 00:13

    I forgot Jeanne Shaheen – current US Senator from New Hampshire, former Governor of New Hampshire.

    And I guess I should add Barbara Boxer, Senator from California –

  8. March 6, 2010 11:21

    C.S. Friedman (Celia S. Friedman)

    Novelist (Scifi/Fantasy), author of the Coldfire trilogy, “This Alien Shore”, and others. ( I don’t really know much about her background besides having read and loved “This Alien Shore”, but thought I’d contribute the name.

    Author’s webpage:

  9. March 6, 2010 12:35

    Naomi Novik

    Novellist -> Fantasy

    Author of the Temeraire series, which combines the awesome subjects of Dragons and the Royal Navy

  10. March 6, 2010 13:11

    Some female sci-fi/fantasy authors, in no particular order and lacking in detail, so apologies for that. They’re all in Wikipedia at least anyway.
    CJ Cherryh
    Robin Hobb
    Julia Gray
    Tricia Sullivan
    Julian May
    Louise Cooper
    Anne McCaffery
    Juliet McKenna
    Jane Routley
    Carol Berg
    Margert Weis + Tracy Hickman
    Mercedes Lackey
    Jean M Auel
    Karen Miller
    Patricia Kennealy
    Katherine Kerr
    Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Andre Norton

    I’m sure there’s a ton more – this is just a quick glance down my collection!

  11. Batya L. Wittenberg permalink
    March 7, 2010 00:25

    Lois McMaster Bujold, novelist of both fantasy and science fiction.

  12. March 7, 2010 12:43

    how about women comedians ?

    And some more scientists

    Anjana Ford a geologist working in Lyme Regis

    Maggie Aderin-Pocock (space scientist) was on desert island discs today.

  13. Andrew Hickey permalink
    March 14, 2010 15:37

    Ramona Fradon – comic artist in the 60s, co-creator of Metamorpho, worked on Batman and Aquaman among others. Still alive, in her 80s.

  14. April 7, 2010 10:47

    Delia Derbyshire – electronic music pioneer, best known for her work with the BBC Radiophonics Workshop (original Dr Who theme tune for a start) and White Sound back in the 60s.
    Ann Kroeber – sound designer, creator of weird and wonderful sound effect, maintainer of the Splet-Kroeber library


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