F223. Worlds of Wonder: Women Authors of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Room 206B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


On a road paved by luminaries such as Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, and Vonda McIntyre, women in the 21st century have begun publishing work that is dominating the fields of science fiction and fantasy, in some years sweeping entire awards ballots, and evolving the texture and nature of the genre with new perspectives and new approaches. Listen to four contemporary genre authors read from and discuss their work.



Tod McCoy is a SFF writer who's work has appeared in Asimov's, The People’s Apocalypse, and Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, among others. He runs Hydra House, a small scifi and fantasy press in Seattle and is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop.

Lauren Dixon's work has appeared in Menacing Hedge, DIAGRAM, BookLifeNow, and others. A Clarion West 2010 graduate, Dixon holds an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University in San Marcos and a PhD in humanities-literary studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

​Cassandra Rose Clarke's writing has placed in the Rhysling Awards and been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, the Pushcart Prize, and YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults. ​Her latest novel is Halo: Battle Born.

Lettie Prell is a science fiction writer whose stories have been showcased in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and The New Voices of Science Fiction. Her stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Analog, and elsewhere.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam's work has appeared in over forty magazines and anthologies both literary and speculative. She has been a finalist for the Nebula Award and Selected Shorts' Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize. She organizes the annual Art & Words Show in Fort Worth, Texas.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center