As followers of Candlemark & Gleam know, editor Athena Andreadis just launched To Shape the Dark, a sibling to The Other Half of the Sky with original SF stories focusing on women scientists.
To celebrate this, genre guru E. P. Beaumont published a magnificent in-depth review of The Other Half of the Sky; an interview of Andreadis will follow soon.
“There’s no exotification here; protagonists live and move and work in first person even where the story is told in third person.
The touch of human hands, human voices unmediated by the Usual Story, command attention. It’s quiet, but we need more of this kind of thing: not Token Track, not Special Diversity Issue of Otherwise Standard Magazine, but a shift of perspective to the possibilities of human beings and their stories of living in this vastness.”