SF Mistressworks

Ian Sales is actively looking for reviewers for the SF Mistressworks site. The link tells you everything that you need to know about it.

Some may wonder why it is necessary to highlight women authors in this century, so let us conduct a little thought experiment and see what happens. Say, for the sake of argument, that I have been considering running a similar site that would be dedicated to books by Scottish SF writers  (and, yes, there are many authors who would feature on both sites). I am not for one instant suggesting that Scottish authors have been unjustly ignored over the years. Far from it; we are currently punching above our weight concerning our impact. But I digress. Remember that this is just a thought experiment. I’ll probably never have the time to start it anyway, but someone might and, since the site is about the books and not the reviewers, it hardly even matters if they’re Scottish. In due time this hypothetical Scottish SF site is set up and, of course, it’ll have its accidental omissions, mistakes and controversal reviews. Some people will have no interest in it while others will find it useful. Such is the nature of these things. 

However, can you imagine the Scottish SF concept generating a tiny fraction of the abuse thrown at this Guardian article by many of the commentors concerning the visibility of women SF writers?

Exactly.

This is why SF Mistressworks deserves your support.

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