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This is not a contest...

It's not a contest. Really. But it's a rather amazing statistic from Elizabeth Moon. I've read many of her books and enjoyed them. Railroad ("RR") is writing very deep and complicated books. He's taking his time to do that. This is not about that so much as it's about just how many words in print this particular woman writer has. (And I'm sure others, like Kate Elliott, have similar stats.) Again, it's not about E. Moon, per se.

What struck me was how little respect women writers get.

Three million+ words in print.


It also strikes me how slow I am and no, my words are NOT that much better and deeper. I'm just slow and life gets in the way.

Frog Out



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Jul. 21st, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
I believe I have more words, if that's any measure of anything.

Moon is actually one of the most respected women in sf. Much Hugo love, I believe some Nebula love, a great deal of con and fan love. As far as female sf writers go, she's pretty well up there. I suspect she compares fairly favorably for sales with the bulk of male sf writers.

If I were to compare Martin to anybody, I'd cite Kate Elliott. Who also has a whole lotta wordage.
Jul. 21st, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
I think I mentioned Kate up above...

And I did say it's not about Moon.

On SFF blog Chris Moriarty was talking about how Octavia Butler had a foot of shelf space in just about every bookstore at one point.

And I think you *should* put your stats for that period up. I think every woman should.
Jul. 21st, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thanks for the link.

How little respect in sf/f/h, yes.

Off note, I'm reading Loretta Chase Lord of Scoundrels - 99 cent ebook.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
so do you like it? I got a kindle reader for my mac laptop so I don't have to buy the hardware itself just yet. This 99cents thing is more than a little cool. I used to pay 75cents for my SF books when I was a kid.
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