(X-Posted at FanSci)
I've been sick as a dog with some sort of virus (I hope it's a virus and not Ebola) all weekend. (My kid informs me that Ebola is a virus.)
So I bring you, rather than an extensive post, a link to two interviews with Athena Andreadis, one of which -- this one, on World SF -- talks extensively about the new anthology she has put together, The Other Half of the Sky, and the other, at SF Signal, where Athena talks about SF more generally.
You might remember The Other Half of the Sky because I was so pleased to have my story in the anthology; in any case, it's an impressive project.
Here's is Athena Andreadis' list of what she wanted in the stories for the anthology This is taken from the World SF interview):
– Space opera(ish) and/or mythic, but it has to be SF — not fantasy;
– female protagonist(s), who do not (nor are made to) feel guilty about career versus family;
– content and style geared to adult readers, not YA “finding one’s self/place”;
– no “big ideas” Leaden Age SF or near-future earthbound cyber/steampunk.
The TOC will be out in a few days; I'm already itching with anticipation.