Short Women in Space Recap!

Posted by Nicky Drayden on Oct 31, 2014 in Writer's Life |
Short Women in Space

Space Woman Art based on photo by Zaprittsky, Creative Commons

This month I had the pleasure of reviewing 23 tales about women ( and other genders) living life in the void of space. It was eye-opening, the amount of good space fiction out there, and interesting to see how we envision ourselves as we trek across the stars.

Below are the gems I found. There’s a lot of variety–deep space travel, martian colonies, whacky aliens, interstellar war, so there ought to be something that tickles your fancy.

So check them out, and seek out more from these authors. I know I will!

Space Travel Loses its Allure When You’ve Lost Your Moon Cup by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

Salvage by Carrie Vaughn

Lysistrata of Mars by Tory Hoke (Nicky’s Pick)

The Things They Were Not Allowed to Carry by Helena Leigh Bell

The Serial Killer’s Astronaut Daughter by Damien Angelica Walters

Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (the Successful Kind) by Holly Black (Nicky’s Pick)

Found by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Rocketeer by Rebecca Hodgkins

Dancing by M. E. Garber

Special Delivery by Maddie Engelfried

Communion by Mary Anne Mohanraj (Nicky’s Pick)

The Mythology of Salt by Octavia Cade

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Monkey by Ruth Nestvold

What Purpose a Heart by Rachael Acks

The Gaps in Translation by Andrea Corbin

The Hymn of Ordeal, No. 23 by Rhiannon Rasmussen (Nicky’s Pick)

Deep End by Nisi Shawl (Nicky’s Pick)

The Symphony of Ice and Dust by Julie Novakova

The Speaking Ground by Erica Satifka

Primrose or Return to Il’maril by Mary McMyne (Nicky’s Pick)

Red Dust and Dancing Horses by Beth Cato

Threads of Pearl, Writhing by Gwendolyn Clare (Nicky’s Pick)

Heroic Relics by Catherine H. Shaffer


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