Women and Sci-Fi…

If you haven’t seen it, the following is a list of stories for “The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF”.

1. “Out of the Sun” by Arthur C. Clarke
2. “The Pevatron Rats” by Stephen Baxter *
3. “The Edge of the Map” by Ian Creasey
4. “Cascade Point” by Timothy Zahn
5. “A Dance to Strange Musics” by Gregory Benford
6. “Palindromic” by Peter Crowther
7. “Castle in the Sky” by Robert Reed *
8. “The Hole in the Hole” by Terry Bisson
9. “Hotrider” by Keith Brooke
10. “Mother Grasshopper” by Michael Swanwick
11. “Waves and Smart Magma” by Paul Di Filippo *
12. “The Black Hole Passes” by John Varley
13. “The Peacock King” by Ted White & Larry McCombs
14. “Bridge” by James Blish
15. “Anhedonia” by Adam Roberts *
16. “Tiger Burning” by Alastair Reynolds
17. “The Width of the World” by Ian Watson
18. “Our Lady of the Sauropods” by Robert Silverberg
19. “Into the Miranda Rift” by G. David Nordley
20. “The Rest is Speculation” by Eric Brown *
21. “Vacuum States” by Geoffrey A. Landis

* = New story written for this anthology

Not a woman on the list. This sparked a lot of controversy last year. That controversy was reignited this year when writer Gustavo Bondoni told people that they should stop letting the PC Parrots (and sometimes zombies) tell us what to think.

My opinion: There are women writing Science-Fiction? Shouldn’t they be in the kitchen making me a sammich?

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