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Women In Science Fiction

August 4th, 2015

Women in Science Fiction Storybundle

Storybundles are themed collections of ebooks, sold together at discount, and available only for a very short period of time. They’ve been popular with readers, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to participate in one. The newest bundle — Women in Science Fiction — was put together by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Why do a bundle of women science fiction writers? Here’s what Kris had to say:

I received a huge shock late last year when some younger writers told me that women didn’t write science fiction. “Present company excepted,” they said to me.

“But…but…what about…” and I listed wonderful writer after wonderful writer, whom these young writers had never heard of. I did some research and realized that even though women have written sf since the beginning of sf (in fact, you could argue that a woman started the genre. Hats off to you and your Frankenstein monster, Mary Shelley!), women and their fiction never received the press that their male counterparts did. That’s why those young writers had no idea women have always written science fiction.

So I decided to do a bunch of projects to rectify the publicity problem, including this StoryBundle.

So here we are!

I chose to include my novel Memory in this Storybundle. I know that many of you who are regular visitors to this blog have already read it, but even so, this is a chance to get work by many well-known writers at a really great price. In fact, StoryBundle lets you name your own price, with a $5 minimum.

So…a purchase of $5 gets you the basic set of five books:

Crossfire by Nancy Kress
Memory by Linda Nagata
Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Near + Far by Cat Rambo
The Phoenix Code by Catherine Asaro

And if you pay $15 or higher, you unlock five more titles, which include:

Starfarers by Vonda N. McIntyre
The Diving Bundle by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Forgotten Suns by Judith Tarr
Strong Arm Tactics by Jody Lynn Nye
Stars – The Anthology by edited by Janis Ian and Mike Resnick

Visit the Storybundle website for more detailed information — and please help spread the word!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 10:29 pm
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