Posted by Misha
The Seattle area is host to so many amazing science fiction and fantasy authors, but Portland is, too. Here are some authors that hail from the Portland area aka PDX aka Portlandia aka Timbers territory:
Molly Gloss is a Portland author whose writing spans the genres from science fiction to westerns. Wild Life was a Seattle Reads book in 2002 and won a James Tiptree, Jr. award. Also try The Dazzle of Day.
M. K. Hobson is an Oregon City, Oregon author who writes fantasy. Her debut novel, The Native Star, was nominated for a Nebula Award and is the first in her historical fantasy Veneficas Americana series featuring witches and warlocks.
Jay Lake is a Portland, Oregon author who writes fantasy and science fiction. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008, Lake has been sharing his battle with cancer and involvement in clinical trials on his blog. A wake was even convened in 2013 to celebrate his life in advance of his possible death. Try Green and Mainspring.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch lives on the Oregon Coast and writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery (as Kris Nelscott) and romance (as Kristine Grayson). She has won Hugo Awards for editing and for best novelette. Try Diving into the Wreck and Anniversary Day.
Kate Wilhelm is a Eugene, Oregon author and writes science fiction, fantasy and mystery. Try Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang and Sleight of Hand. Also, check out her podcast from a reading at the Central Library in 2012.
I know I must be missing some great Portland area authors, so feel free to let me know!