The Other Half of the Sky by Athena Andreadis

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Women may hold up more than half the sky on earth, but it has been different in heaven: science fiction still is very much a preserve of male protagonists, mostly performing by-the-numbers quests. In The Other Half of the Sky, editor Athena Andreadis offers readers heroes who happen to be women, doing whatever they would do in universes where they’re fully human.

Melissa Scott, Alex Jablokov, Nisi Shawl, Sue Lange, Vandana Singh, Joan Slonczewski, Terry Boren, Aliette de Bodard, Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Martha Wells, Kelly Jennings, C. W. Johnson, Cat Rambo, Christine Lucas, Jack McDevitt

About Athena Andreadis

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Has a degree in biochemistry from Harvard and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT.
Published April 21, 2013 by Candlemark & Gleam. 460 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite the efforts of numerous authors, publishers, and readers over the past several decades, SF remains a male-focused genre, with female authors too often overlooked by reviews and awards and fema

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The anthology includes a short story by Martha Wells called “Mimesis”, which is set in her Books of the Raksura series.

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Challenging the predominance of male protagonists in sf, each of the 16 stories in this collection features strong, independent female characters and attempts a reconstruction of the genre itself. Freed from many

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