Just a quick post about some exciting new blogs that have emerged over the past couple of days.
First there is Fantasy Mistressworks, started by Amanda Rutter, editor of Strange Chemistry (Angry Robot Books’s YA imprint). This site aims to promote fantasy novels written by women, published in the 20th Century or earlier.
Excitingly, the first review to be posted on Daughters of Prometheus was my review of Lauren Beukes’s Zoo City — which will probably (and hopefully productively) spark discussion about cross-genre works from the get-go!
Both of these websites are looking for suggestions of books to add to their lists, and they are also seeking reviews of eligible works. They are well worth checking out and contributing to.
I haven’t gone into detail about the history that prompted these new blogs, but you can find out more about recent discussions of the (lack of) visibility of women in SFF by following the clickety-click of blog trails. Some links to start you off (there are many more to dig up):