So what’s it about. At its heart is a Faustian bargain: Addie gives her soul to an old god in exchange for time and freedom. She’s in 18th century France and about to be shipped off to marry the town widower and it’s not what she wants for her life
Jillian is a young girl who has anxiety. She’s trying to keep it all together for a take your kid to work day, because her parents have the coolest job: they go to other planets to collect resources
The stories centre around different criminal and non-criminal elements, all enmeshed in either committing or combatting cybercrime
This story centres around Vân (a scholar and teacher) and Sunless Woods, who is a mind ship and a scholar as well. Or so they both seem to be at the beginning, but then their real identities emerge through the story, as they both try to unravel a mystery.
This was a kickstartered anthology (which I contributed to), which takes the speculative tropes of a man rescuing a woman (and them falling for each other), but in this case they are both women.
The story centres around Amelia, who had to give up on her dreams and university to care for her sick mother. But through it all, she keeps dreaming of going to Mars.
It is very much like Thinking, fast and slow, in that it details the various ways that our brain works against us when it comes to being rational.
The plot is basically cities are ‘born’, in that the accrue enough history, myths and legends that they pierce through different realities to become a living breathing thing, with a human avatar that becomes its champion.
Joanna Russ methodically goes through the various reasons, throughout the decades, that women’s (and other marginalised groups) writing is classed as inferior.
A translation of a Mexican gothic Dracula retelling, focussing on the Captain of the Demeter.