Angela Carter

This isn’t so much a post on Angela Carter as a note to self. In addition to the reading I’m doing for this project, I’m reading a nonfiction book called How To Be A Heroine: Or What I’ve Learned From Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis. The entire book’s about the way that fiction influenced her life and her work. And in the very first chapter, she mentions Angela Carter. I did the bad comedian face-palm, and said out loud, “Angela Carter! How could I forget Angela Carter?”

The thing is…I read Angela Carter before I knew what genre was. (I learned in college when I met Kevin J. Anderson, and I finally understood why some people only went to certain sections of the bookstore.) So, Angela Carter fans, please let me know if she has a book of short stories out there, and most importantly for this project, if any of them are science fiction.

Thank you!

4 comments for “Angela Carter

  1. Jacqui
    June 3, 2015 at 9:45 am

    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. The stories aren’t science fiction, though. They are mostly based on fairy tales.

    • June 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks, Jacqui. Every now and then, my memory fails me. I remember reading Angela Carter and putting her in the same category (in my mind) as Andre Norton. But I didn’t know genre then, so it was a young-Kris-specific genre. 🙂

  2. Sandra Hofsommer
    June 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I have Samantha Ellis’s book on my shelf where it’s waiting to be read. While I am familiar with Angela Carter, I.m not sure that I have read anything. If I have it is probably a short story.

  3. Susan
    September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I just finished the collection “Burning your Boats” which includes “The Bloody Chamber” collection and several others as well, including one story not published elsewhere. I have been collecting a list of women who have written SF&|Fantasy (I don’t think there is a clear dividing line) and always welcome additions to my list. Without getting more than 8 authors down your list I’ve added 2.

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