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MIND MELD: Sentenced to Read One Author for Life

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Your crime? You know what you did! Your sentence? A lifetime reading only one author. Sure, prison is great for catching up on your reading, but…

Q: If you were imprisoned for life and your genre-loving (but slightly deranged) warden allowed you to read work from the bibliography of only one author, who would you choose? Why?

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[GUEST POST] A.C. Wise on Women to Read: Where to Start: New Voices


A.C. Wise is the author of numerous short stories appearing in print and online in publications such as Clarkesworld, Apex, Lightspeed, and the Best Horror of the Year Vol. 4. In addition to her fiction, she co-edits The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, an online magazine devoted to fiction and art about bugs. Follow her on twitter as @ac_wise.

Women to Read: Where to Start: New Voices

by A.C. Wise

In the conversation about women in speculative fiction, the same names tend to come up over and over again: Ursula K. LeGuin, Shirley Jackson, Anne McCaffrey, and so on. While these authors are all more than worthy of mention, it’s far past time to turn our attention to the authors making their mark on the field today. To that end, I recently put out a call for recommendations of authors who made their first paid sale (pro or otherwise) within the last two years. Based on the fabulous responses I received, I compiled a list of new voices in speculative fiction on my blog. In this installment of Women to Read, I’ll highlight a few of those new voices.
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