Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Nov 2

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman

Anyway coming from today’s discussion of old favorites: please send me more fun young-woman epic fantasy with beautiful dresses, high stakes, and some enemies-to-lovers, thank you. #mswl twitter.com/hannahnpbowman…

Do they end up CARING FOR EACH OTHER’S INJURIES in a TENT during a WAR until TRUST DEVELOPS and SEXUAL TENSION?? Is he shocked to see her in a DRESS not just MUDDY BREECHES after the battle is won? It is my kind of happy epic fantasy. (And I’m in the mood for that!) #mswl

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · Aug 29

Help me through this sinus infection by sending me #mswl I’m desperate to read:

Female code breakers/spies a la BBC’s Bletchley Circle, THE ALICE NETWORK, or VELVET UNDERCOVER. Remarkable women in history who served great purpose in war. Mostly adult, but will take YA!

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide · Aug 9

Give me classic heroes journeys with two bros or lady bros or non-binary bros just trying to muddle their way through the war. #mswl

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · Feb 19

Economically realistic motives for colonialism & war. Vibranium is spot-on as an analogue for resources that drove (historical & current) conquest: oil, gold, tea, slaves, spices...

#SFF is full of war stories; give ‘em better reasons than righteousness & border conflicts.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 6

After the SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch, I want this: Sort of a Revolutionary War set on Mars, but with non-conservative pilgrims—like super-smart SpaceX pilgrims w/ ideals & awesome tech vs underhanded greedy governments rushing to claim Mars like “they” already own it. #MSWL #SF

Linda (not very spooky) Epstein @LindaEpstein · Jan 4

FTR in general I steer clear of Holocaust stories and/or other stories set during WW2. #MSWL

A Woman Reading @AWomanReading · 28 Dec 2017

I would really really love to find a racially-diverse SciFi, fantasy or novel with magical realism set in the south during or around the Civil War. That would be my dream manuscript right about now. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 10 Nov 2017

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan

Also, there are multiple narratives in any conflict. Whose story are you telling—and why? Is it the most interesting version of this war? Give me postwar occupation, colonialism-in-the-name-of-peace, refugees/displacement, war crimes trials, &c. #MSWL #SFF twitter.com/mary_c_moore/s…

Replying to @Sarah_Guan

War disproportionately/differently impacts different populations w/in the same society. Veterans vs civilians, but also: different socioecon groups, industries (wartime vs peacetime economies), urban vs rural, ethnic minorities—esp ones w/ historic ties to "the enemy." #MSWL #SFF

Susan Hawk @susanhawk · 29 Sep 2017

YA or MG historical fiction about the Cold War in the 50s and 60s, esp in non-European/American settings. #MSWL

Vote November 6th @MandyHubbard · 15 Sep 2017

Well now I just want an MG about two entrepreneurial girls in a Slime-selling turf war. #mswl

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · 8 Feb 2017

Noir-ish neo-cold war espionage thriller in a Resistance-vs-Putin/Trump-like world w/flawed heroes, complex bad guys & sense of place. #MSWL

Alice Jerman @aejerman · 8 Feb 2017

Raw & nuanced high-fantasy that instead of romanticizing it, honestly grapples with the loss & grief of war & rebellion #MSWL

Liza Dawson Assoc. @LizaDawsonAssoc · 8 Feb 2017

Historical fic filled w/ love, war, political gamesmanship in dramatic turning point: Russian, French or American revolution #MSWL for Liza