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FSF Wiki Work

I started editing the FSF Wiki page on women and works eligible for 2009 awards. It’s quite short at the moment, and mostly consists of things I copied from the 2008 page, so there’s room for additions and improvements.

Anyone can edit a page and I encourage anyone who is interested in SF/H/F to take a look at the wiki and consider contributing. As with many FSF projects, it depends on the community to work.

Here they are, the last of the online short stories by women of 2007. If you’re looking for a fun, quick read, Hobgoblin Crush is a good place to start. And for anyone who is, or was, a NYC dweller, The You Train by N.K. Jemison will bring up a lot of those surreal memories of waiting in subway stations at 4 a.m. wondering what, if any, train will come. Because everyone who ever lived there has those memories.

What stories are you rooting for during this awards season?

Jasmine

Clarkesworld

Strange Horizons

Serendipity

Coyote Wild

Fantasy Magazine

Lone Star Stories

Jim Baen’s Universe

It’s December already? I’m still not used to California weather. My brain only registers winter when it sees snow. Unfortunately because of ensuing holiday craziness, I didn’t get to actually read a lot of the fiction this time around. I’m still trying to catch up. Luckily it seems that any magazine that publishes on anything less than a monthly basis times it so they don’t put out a new issue in November–either that or they make sure they don’t have any female writers in their ranks this time of year.

Once again Strange Horizons has one of the best ratios–going 4 for 4 last month.

Jasmine

Clarkesworld

Strange Horizons

Fantasy

Subterranean Online

Flurb

Hub

InterGalactic Medicine Show – Issue #6 (which was actually October…oops!)

  • The Towering Monarch of His Mighty Race by Cat Rambo
  • A Spear through the Heart by Cherith Baldry

Serendipity

Cafe Irreal

So here’s the deal: As a member of the Pyr Street Team, I wanted to do a little something extra aside from just posting book reviews in my blog. I came up with the fun (for me) idea of doing a year-end discussion of the imprint in general, and then came up with the really silly idea of doing superlatives for the 2007 releases. But the CROWNING idea was coming up with a Pyr Book Giveaway.

If you’ve been interested AT ALL in ANY of the Pyr books I’ve reviewed in my journal (need a refresher? Just click here), now’s your chance to win one. Why bring it up? There’s fifteen titles total that I’ve read/reviewed, and of those fifteen, five are written by women (this doesn’t include the Fast Forward anthology, which has 9/21 women writers in it), and of those five, three books (Kenyon’s Bright of the Sky, Latner’s Hurricane Moon, and Robson’s Selling Out) were published in 2007. So was the anthology, if you’re interested in nominating short stories. Interested? For details on how to enter, just go here. Good luck to all who enter, and I do hope there’s a lot of you, simply because if this goes well, I might be able to do something similar in my blog in the future! Happy Reading! 🙂

Shara Saunsaucie