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.
Do what you want is a history of one of my favourite bands, Bad Religion, who have been a band longer than I have been alive
Ring Shout takes place after World War 1, where in the southern United States, the Ku Klux Klan are on the rise. Except in this stories, instead of being just monstrous humans, they are monsters.
In short, the book looks at the period of Central Asian history of greatest scientific and other enquiry, taking us on an amazing voyage across a huge breadth of time and geography.