Just a quickie…
I’m sure everyone already follows the SF treasure box that is the SF Mistressworks website, but just in case you don’t, my review of Naomi Mitchison’s 1962 novel Memoirs of a Spacewoman appeared there today, thanks to the rare occurrence of me reading a really good book while also managing to not sound like an ignorant asshole when I review it. Look at me, Mom! Appropriate for grown up venues!
SF Mistressworks is an attempt to balance the gender-lopsided SF Masterworks list by highlighting older works of female science fiction authors, and review submissions are always welcome. Ian Sales, the creator and curator, is also happy to accept reviews of books that have already been reviewed, which is good news for those of us who are playing vintage catch-up. So get to submitting, blogger friends!
Ian is also a BSFA award-winning science fiction author who just published two books this year, with another one soon to come. One of those books was recently covered in The Guardian, so he’s kind of a big deal.
He’s also fun to follow on Twitter @ian_sales.
And, as you also probably already know, I discovered Mitchison’s wonderful novel by reading Joachim’s perceptive review at Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations, another one of my favorite blogs. Joachim is often the guilty party behind my SF impulse purchases. (Walk to the End of the World, which sounds absolutely horrifying, is already in the mail.) Joachim is also fun to follow on Twitter @sfruminations.