[info]limyaael @ 08:16 pm: I'm trying to read more science fiction.
However, a few months of jumping in headlong has proven to me that a) hard science fiction is not my thing, and b) a lot of "classic" authors like Heinlein and Asimov are not my thing either. My favorites have been feminist works (examples: LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness, Joanna Russ's The Female Man and The Two of Them, some of Tiptree's short stories) and funny novels, or at least novels that do not take themselves so dreadfully seriously (examples: Bujold's Vorkosigan series, Walter Jon Williams's Drake Maijstral novels, Douglas Adams).

So please recommend me science fiction (not fantasy) authors you think are feminist, or funny, or both. I've decided to stop treating my SF reading like a graduate literature course's grueling attempt to know "the classics," and I think both it and I will be better for it.

Poll #248 Science Fiction Recommendations
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So, what science fiction authors would you recommend?

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