Monday, June 15, 2015

New Women in Science Fiction Project

Remember my SF Women A-Z series back in April? Well, apparently I'm not the only one with a project to promote women SF authors. Writer/editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch is working with Baen Books to create an anthology (in several volumes) of short fiction by classic SF women authors. You can read more about her project here and suggest authors/works on the associated website. For more background about why this project is necessary, check out Rusch's latest Business Musings, in which she describes how publishing's need for bestsellers led to rapid churn of the books carried by bookstores. This in turn means bookstores are less likely to carry backlisted titles. Even libraries end up culling unpopular books from their shelves to make room for new ones. We're fortunate that these days classic stories can be made immortal in digital format so they're not forgotten.

Are there any classic but "forgotten" SF stories that you think should be read by contemporary readers? If so, please list them in the comments.

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Digital has really changed things. Twenty years from now, kids won't have a clue what things like out-of-print even mean. And that's a good thing.
You're still putting together your A to Z of women science fiction writers, aren't you?

Sandra Almazan said...

Alex, it's already available.

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