I’ve still got a missing chapter for the Triassic section of the Hugosauriad covering:
- Stories with dinosaurs…
- …written by women…
- …who were born in 1921 or earlier
The three most obvious names for science-fiction writers who were women and who were born before 1921 are:
- Andre Norton (b. 1912)
- Leigh Brackett (b. 1915)
- Alice Sheldon aka James Tiptree jr (b. 1915)
But I need a dinosaur connection.
I’m pretty sure I read Andre Norton’s Beastmaster and I’ve seen a cover with a dinosaur on it but I don’t recall any dinosaurs in it. Am I mistaken?
Brackett’s “The Dragon-Queen of Venus”/”The Dragon-Queen of Jupiter” has Venusian reptile creatures that are sufficiently dinosaur like but was published in the 1940s and is a bit out of scope. Is there something later I’m missing?
Tiptree? Her career is a bit later and I don’t think I’ve read enough to have any sense of whether there are any dinosaurs or dinosaur-like creatures in any of her works.
Of course there are many other writers in this period (1950s-60s) who were less famous but may have written an interesting dinosaur-related story. Preferably somebody with a Hugo connection (i.e. a finalist in some category at some point).
All ideas welcome.