It would be untrue to pretend that women have not had a profound effect on science fiction. It could be argued that the large percentage of great science fiction writers who have emerged since the 1970s are women. In fact, it has been argued (to me by several women writers and scholars).

1) Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
2) Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
3) Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
4) Impossible Things by Connie Willis
5) Star Man’s Son by Andre Norton
6) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
7) The Female Man by Joanna Russ
8) Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
9) Canopus in Argos: Archives by Doris Lessing
10) The Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia E. Butler