Contemporary Short Speculative Fiction by Women

Post date: 2020-09-23 04:23:35
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In the mood for some short spec fic collections by women. I'd love to hear your recommendations.

I've been reading novels, so I find myself missing my beloved short fiction. I've already read plenty of work by men lately, and now I'm trying to read more by women. While I know about the various magazines publishing fantasy and science fiction, I'm more interested in a collection. I want to immerse in a single author's style, y'know?

I love mythic fiction and fairy tale riffs, but I also really dig slipstream-y stuff you're just as likely to see in non-genre venues as in genre mainstays. I lean more toward fantasy than SF, but if there are more writers blending character and insightful extrapolation like Maureen McHugh, I'm all ears.

Authors whose short stories I already love and/or have on my to-read pile: Aimee Bender, Holly Black, Octavia Butler, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, C.S.E. Cooney, Carol Emshwiller, Eugie Foster, Karen Joy Fowler, Theodora Goss, Elizabeth Hand, N.K. Jemisin, Kij Johnson, Margo Lanagan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kelly Link, Carmen Maria Machado, Maureen McHugh, Karen Russell, Ekaterina Sedia, Angela Slatter, Sofia Samatar, Rachel Swirsky, James Tiptree, Jr., Catherynne M. Valente, and Ursula Vernon/T. Kingfisher.

What are some collections from 2000 onward that might scratch my itch, aside from any by the above authors? Thanks in advance!
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