So -- some of y’all might remember back last summer, I think it was, when I was working on my toy-that-starts-a-revolution story?
Well! I not only have finished the story, I have sold it!
And sold it to a remarkable anthology, The Other Half of the Sky, edited by Athena Andreadis, and filled with amazing writers.
Furthermore: We have a publisher, we have a publication date, and we have hype.
Go here for more.
Here's the original post that describes the anthology -- but basically it's a collection of SF stories about female protagonists who do not feel guilty about not having families -- who are just fine in their roles as captains, scientists, pirates, engineers, whatever.
And my story? It's about a new character, Velocity Wrachant, captain of a small second or third-hand or fifth-hand spaceship, the Susan Calvin. Velocity has a crew of two ex-contract labor kids, Tai and Rida, one of whom she bought out of contract labor (Tai) and the other of whom (Rida) she and Tai helped escape. The Calvin is heavily indebted to five or six banks on various planets, and she also owes money on Tai. They’re always having to take sketchy jobs to stay ahead of their creditors, is the conceit. This is one of those stories.