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Table of Contents (and Cover): THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF STORIES BY WOMEN Edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Check out this outstanding lineup for Alex Dally MacFarlane’s upcoming (December 2014) anthology from Running Press, The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women:

Here’s the book description:

33 outstanding science fiction stories by women

Travel by train to the Moon, discover living spaceships born in gas giants and explore the constellations, alternate universes and post-apocalyptic worlds of this compelling collection of SF written by women.

Whether crossing the stars or constructing the future of our planet, women have always written powerful, important science fiction. This anthology showcases the most exceptional SF stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars Ursula K. Le Guin and Angélica Gorodischer; science fiction greats Karen Joy Fowler and Nancy Kress; new award-winning talents Elizabeth Bear, Nnedi Okorafor and Aliette de Bodard; and many more.

Here’s the table of contents…
(A larger version of the cover, with art by Joe Roberts, appears below.)

  1. “Girl Hours” by Sofia Samatar
  2. “Excerpt from a Letter by a Social-realist Aswang” by Kristin Mandigma
  3. “Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra” by Vandana Singh
  4. “The Queen of Erewhon” by Lucy Sussex
  5. “Tomorrow Is Saint Valentine’s Day” by Tori Truslow
  6. “Spider the Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
  7. “The Science of Herself” by Karen Joy Fowler
  8. “The Other Graces” by Alice Sola Kim
  9. “Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
  10. “The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul” by Natalia Theodoridou
  11. “Mountain Ways” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  12. “Tan-Tan and Dry Bone” by Nalo Hopkinson
  13. “The Four Generations of Chang E” by Zen Cho
  14. “Stay Thy Flight” by Élisabeth Vonarburg
  15. “Astrophilia” by Carrie Vaughn
  16. “Invisible Planets” by Hao Jingfang
  17. “On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse” by Nicole Kornher-Stace
  18. “Valentines” by Shira Lipkin
  19. “Dancing in the Shadow of the Once” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  20. “Ej-Es” by Nancy Kress
  21. “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu
  22. “The Death of Sugar Daddy” by Toiya Kristen Finley
  23. “Enyo-Enyo” by Kameron Hurley
  24. “Semiramis” by Genevieve Valentine
  25. “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard
  26. “Down the Wall” by Greer Gilman
  27. “Sing” by Karin Tidbeck
  28. “Good Boy” by Nisi Shawl
  29. “The Second Card of the Major Arcana” by Thoraiya Dyer
  30. “A Short Encyclopedia of Lunar Seas” by Ekaterina Sedia
  31. “Vector” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  32. “Concerning the Unchecked Growth of Cities” by Angélica Gorodischer
  33. “The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew” by Catherynne M. Valente

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (December 2, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0762454709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762454709
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8 Comments on Table of Contents (and Cover): THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF STORIES BY WOMEN Edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane

  1. Kathryn (@Loerwyn) // April 24, 2014 at 2:38 am //

    Now this has me interested, and it looks like it’s quite diverse. I don’t see any authors I know to be LGBT, though, but it wouldn’t surprise me if a few were.

    I think I may just have to (though the title is a little iffy).

    • I’m aware of several QUILTBAG authors on that TOC…

    • Yep, there are a bunch of us in there. 🙂

      • Kathryn (@Loerwyn) // April 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm //

        Yay! I realise in hindsight I could have phrased that a trillion times better, but yay! all the same.

    • Ummm “quite diverse” and a anthology celebrating and exclusively being done by one certain sex does seem to come off a bit hypocritical.

      But yes, I suppose one could in a limited way state that this could be skewed as diverse for a book that is designed to be Exclusive.

      If it’s good will always and ever be the real question.

  2. Quite a few authors are LGBT (as is the editor).

  3. Looks awesome. I’m getting this book.

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