Best Women’s Fantasy Fiction in 2022

Women in Women's Fantasy Fiction

If you're looking for a great read, you might be surprised to find that women are often the main characters in science fiction and fantasy. There are many women who possess extraordinary power and are featured in these types of stories. Read on to learn more about these fantastic characters. Also, find out more about the genre and the authors who write for women. You may even be surprised to find yourself enjoying these books just as much as your male counterparts.

Morwenna Phelps

"Morwenna Phelps in Womens Fantasy Fiction" by Sarah Waters is a coming-of-age story in which a Welsh girl becomes a wizard. She has a twin named Morganna, but her sister died in an accident several months before the main action begins. In a series of mishaps, Mor is injured in one, but blames her mother. Apparently, her mother is a magical user and had plans to become the Dark Queen.

The protagonist, fifteen-year-old Morwenna Phelps, has a plethora of troubles in her life. Her twin died young, and she is forced to attend an upper-crust English boarding school. While attending a boarding school, she suffers from a disability and her twin's death. Her books provide her with the philosophical and cognitive tools to cope with the world around her. While the novels are fiction, they are not a simple means to escape from reality.

"Among Others" is set in the late 1970s, after Morwenna Phelps' twin sister died in an accident. She then moves to England, where her father never met her. Upon her father's death, her mother sent her to a boarding school with his sisters. She struggles to cope with the loss of her sister, and misses her magical heritage. Despite being confined to a school, Morwenna finds solace in books.

Ju lie A. D'A rcy

Julie A. D'Arcy has a wide-ranging interest in fantasy and science fiction. While growing up, she read books such as The Lord of the Rings, The Once and Future King, and fairy-tales. She was particularly drawn to books by David Gemmell, Terry Brooks, and Johanna Lindsey, and spent hours writing stories to accompany them. As a teenager, she started writing short stories, and eventually gravitated toward the Fantasy and Romance genres.

D'Arcy was born in Bendigo, Australia, in 1957. Her first novel, Time of the Wolf, won the Dorothy Parker RIO Award for Women's Fantasy Fiction. It also won runner-up honors from the U.S.A. Pearl Award, and Australian RWA Ruby Awards. Since then, she's published seven full-length novels and several novellas. She also writes fantasy short stories and has completed a seventh novel in the Tarlisian Sagas series. She lives in rural Victoria, Australia.

Sarah J. Maas

If you're looking for an urban fantasy, paranormal romance novel, or YA novel, then you've come to the right place. Sarah J. Maas is the author of The Raven Boys series, the most popular urban fantasy series of the past several years. She spent her childhood in Manhattan and then moved to Los Angeles for six years after college, and while her experiences do reflect the world of urban fantasy, she hadn't previously considered the idea of immortality. Although the world of Crescent City isn't exactly similar to ours, it shares modern technology and has plenty of text messages.

While Maas' writing is generally considered trashy, her work is often praised as being rich with fantasy elements. Her series "Throne of Glass" is an example. This eight-book series introduces readers to the world of witches, assassins, and Fae. The plot is complex and compelling, and readers become attached to the characters. The book series is now translated into 37 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.

One complaint about Maas' writing is her lack of diversity. Her characters are predominantly white, cis-gender, and heterosexual. They're all of European descent. There are no POC or LGBTQ+ characters in her novels. Despite the lack of diversity, Maas is still an excellent writer. The diversity of her characters shouldn't be overlooked, as there are plenty of positives to her work.

Jennifer Lyons

The world of fantasy novels is vast, and Lyons has a knack for creating epic books with an intriguing blend of darkness, wonder, and humor. Her books usually feature complex plots and large events, and Lyons walks the line between the fantastical and the real. Originally from Georgia, Lyons now lives in Atlanta. In her spare time, Lyons enjoys debating the Oxford comma and reading Jos Whedon's work.

After pursuing careers in video game development and graphic design, Lyons has turned to writing full time. Her first two novels, A Chorus of Dragons, are available now. Her fifth, Memory of Souls, is due out in August 2020. Jenn Lyons is a contributing editor of Fiction, a popular magazine dedicated to genre fiction. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Roger Shattuck Prize.

Her agency is looking for a mix of genres, including literary fiction and upmarket commercial fiction. She also represents authors of narrative nonfiction about history, science, and moral issues. Submissions should be full manuscripts, so she can assess the content of your work. Jennifer Lyons' agency, Pamela Logan, accepts e-mail queries. Those interested in submitting a manuscript to this agency should be aware of its strict guidelines, including length and format.

Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler is the first black science fiction writer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (the equivalent of a 'Genius Grant' in the US). Her groundbreaking works broke down barriers and shaped the landscape of fantasy writing by portraying Black characters in a new and often challenging light. While her work has received many awards, she is perhaps best known for her exploration of race and the human condition.

Butler lived in a small Los Angeles apartment for twelve years, working menial jobs and writing. She completed the six-book Patternist series with the bestselling novels Patternmaster, Mind of My Mind, and Kindred. Eventually, she became a full-time writer. Her work garnered awards, including the 1984 Hugo Award for "Speech Sounds," and the Nebula Award for "Bloodchild." Butler also won many reader's awards from Locus and Science Fiction Chronicle.

"Parable of the Sower" was a warning to the US and humanity. The sequel, Parable of the Talents, is set in 2032. The author's vision of the future is terrifying: the planet is boiling, resources are scarce, and religious fundamentalism is rampant. The upper and middle classes live in walled-off enclaves. As a black woman, Butler's protagonist is terrified of the authoritarian regime led by Jarret.

R.A. McEvoy

If you're a woman who loves science fiction and fantasy fiction, you've probably wondered who writes the best women's sci-fi novels. Well, the answer is Tanith Lee. This British author has written more than 90 novels and hundreds of short stories. She's won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. In addition, her novel The Handmaid's Tale made her a household name with a screen adaptation, which screened on Hulu.

R.A. McEvoy's Women's Fantasy Fiction collection is full of exciting and captivating stories that will leave readers breathless. A debut novel, The Invisible Library, is the first book in her series. Irene, a professional spy, is working for the mysterious Library, along with her enigmatic assistant Kai. Their mission is to steal a dangerous book from an alternate London that's been stolen a few times. This alternative world is full of chaos and supernatural creatures. Whether she'll be able to save it or not, the books are guaranteed to keep readers engaged.

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