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In response to
“Where have all the SFF Moms Gone?”
I got a ton of recs for SFF with moms both in the comments and on twitter. So I thought I’d compile them all in one place for future reference. Most of these recs came with some commentary but I’m just going to list titles here. I’ll put the person who rec’ed the work afterwards in parentheses

Before I get to the fiction I want metion Tiffany Meuret’s great essay “Writing While Woman: Mothering in SFF” if you liked my piece you should go read this one too!

Now to the list!

Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews ([twitter.com profile] capek_kate)
The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (me)
The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs ([twitter.com profile] kklein1686)
Raven Duology by Patricia Briggs (Sandstone, [twitter.com profile] quartzen)
Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold (me)
Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card ([personal profile] cahn)
Record of a Space Born Few by Becky Chambers (me)
Foreigner Novels by C.J. Cherryh ([personal profile] krait)
"Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang ([personal profile] cahn)
The Jan Xu Adventures by J. Damask (Judith Tarr [twitter.com profile] dancinghorse)
Xuya Universe Series by Aliette de Bodard ([personal profile] dolorosa_12)
The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard ([personal profile] dolorosa_12)
Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott (Katharine Kerr [twitter.com profile] Kit_Kerr)
Court of Fives trilogy by Kate Elliott ([personal profile] dolorosa_12)
“Wild Ones” by Vanessa Fogg ([twitter.com profile] MariaHaskins)
“Firstborn” by Maria Haskins,( [twitter.com profile] FoggWriter)
Armed in Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield (Kate Heartfield [twitter.com profile] kateheartfield)
The Humours of Grub Street by Kate Heartfield (out next year) (Kate Heartfield [twitter.com profile] kateheartfield)
The Rolling Stones/Space Family Stone by Robert Heinlein ([personal profile] fred_mouse)
Dune by Frank Herbert ([personal profile] rosefox)
Quarters books by Tanya Huff ([personal profile] rosefox)
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones ([twitter.com profile] kklein1686)
The works of C. Michelle Jefferies (C. Michelle Jefferies)
The works of N.K. Jemisin ([twitter.com profile] MariaHaskins),
Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin ([personal profile] cahn)
Nola O'Grady seriesby Katherine Ker (Katharine Kerr [twitter.com profile] Kit_Kerr)
Tales of Arthur by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison's Arthur .([personal profile] rosefox)
Provenance by Ann Leckie (anon2)
Minerva Wakesby Holly Lisle (Anon1)
“That only a Mother” by Judith Merril ([twitter.com profile] wissewords)
Shadow on the Heart by Judith Merril ([twitter.com profile] wissewords)
The works of Nnedi Okorafor([twitter.com profile] MariaHaskins)
The Amelia Peabody Mysteries by Elizabeth Peters ([personal profile] heavenscalyx Not SFF)
Archangel by Marguerite Reed([twitter.com profile] ZZClaybourne)
Telzey Amberdon stories by James K. Schmitz ([personal profile] stardreamer)
The Witches of Karres by James K. Schmitz ([personal profile] rosefox)
The works of Angela Slatter ([twitter.com profile] MariaHaskins)
Steven Universe created by Rebecca Sugar (me) (note:cartoon)
The Golden Horn by Judith Tarr (Judith Tarr [twitter.com profile] dancinghorse)
The Hounds Of God by Judith Tarr (Judith Tarr [twitter.com profile] dancinghorse)
Alamut by Judith Tarr (Judith Tarr [twitter.com profile] dancinghorse)
The Dagger And The Crossby Judith Tarr (Judith Tarr [twitter.com profile] dancinghorse)
Constantinople Books by Judith Tarr (Katharine Kerr [twitter.com profile] Kit_Kerr)
Tales of the Raksura by Martha Wells(Judith Tarr [twitter.com profile] dancinghorse)
My Real Children by Jo Walton (Kate Heartfield [twitter.com profile] kateheartfield)
Lifelode by Jo Walton([twitter.com profile] kklein1686)
"And Come from Miles Around" by Connie Willis ([personal profile] cahn)
Caught in Crystal by Patricia Wrede (Sandstone, [twitter.com profile] quartzen)
Great Alta books by Jane Yolen ([personal profile] rosefox)

I also got couple of maybes that I’ll list at the end here:
[personal profile] rosefox said “I don't exactly recommend David and Leigh Eddings's Belgariad/Malloreon series, but Polgara is actually a pretty great mother figure”

And Sandstone said “Sarah Zettel's Fool's War might also have mom MC”

Additionally Anon 2 recommended the romance genre as source of fictional moms, and also mentioned memoirs, citing Catherine Newman as a favorite.

And that’s a the list! Thanks so much to everyone who recommended something! If anyone thinks of other works that could be added please let me know! I love recs. I’ll be reading a bunch of these in nearish future.

One other note: [personal profile] cahn started a post on her journal asking for recs for of books (not necessarily SFF) that feature moms that’s you can check out for even more recs.

Date: 2018-09-23 11:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon
The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs ([twitter.com profile] kklein1686)

Hadn't thought of those, even though they're favourites. Mercy is a pretty great non-evil stepmom. And her own mother's an interesting character in her own right (complete with pink Glock) even if she's had barely a handful of scenes in the series.

Foreigner Novels by C.J. Cherryh ([personal profile] krait)

Whereas Bren's mother is a needy nightmare!

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