The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women

Alex Dally McFarlane (ed). Little Brown Book Group. (528p) ISBN: 9781472111661
The Mammoth Book of SF Short Stories by Women
The Mammoth Book of SF Short Stories by Women

Picked this up last year when I was initially going to start this little reading challenge as I wanted to see what an anthology of recent (past 20 years) SF written by women would look like.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the ‘Massive…’ series of books as they seem to have a lot of freedom within their themes and can go a bit left field, and I’ll be revisiting several collection in the series that I’ve previously dipped into as I continue on this reading challenge.

It really looks to be an exciting selection of 33 stories from authors I’ve read before and some I’ve not quite had the chance to read yet.

Girl Hours by Sofia Samatar

A beautiful piece of speculative poetry, exploring the idea of form and body. It also highlights the work of early woman scientist Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who discovered a way to measure the distance of stars. Lovely fresh start to this anthology.

Excerpt from a Letter by a Socialist-realist Aswang by Kristin Mandigma

Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra by Vandana Singh

The Queen of Erewhon by Lucy Sussex

Tomorrow is Saint Valentine’s Day by Tori Truslow

Spider the Artist by Nnedi Okorafor

The Science of Herself by Karen Joy Fowler

The Other Graces by Alice Sola Kim

Boojum by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette

The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul by Natalia Theodoridou

Mountain Ways by Ursula K. Le Guin

Tan-Tan and Dry Bone by Nalo Hopkinson

The Four Generations of Chang E by Zen Cho

Stay Thy Flight by Elizabeth Vonarburg

Astrophilia by Carrie Vaughn

Invisible Planets by Hao Jingfang

On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Valentines by Shira Lipkin

Dancing in the Shadow of Once by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Ej-Es by Nancy Kress

The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu

The Death of Sugar Daddy by Toiya Kristen Finley

Enyo-Enyo by Kameron Hurley

Semiramis by Genevieve Valentine

Immersion by Aliette de Bodard

Down the Wall by Greer Gilman

Sing by Karin Tidbeck

Good Boy by Nisi Shawl

The Second Card of the Major Arcana by Thoraiya Dyer

A Short Encyclopedia of Lunar Seas by Ekaterina Sedia

Vector by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Concerning the Unchecked Growth of Cities by Angelica Gorodischer

The Radiant Car Thy Sparrow Drew by Catherynne M. Valente


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