Galactic Journey, the site that tracks sff and the space age day-by-day 55 years in the past, is always doing incredibly creative things (they host an online radio station playing period tunes!) Founder Gideon Marcus has just released another labor of love – Rediscovery, an anthology of fourteen woman-penned science fiction stories from the 1958-63 period.
The Silver Age of Science Fiction saw a wealth of compelling speculative tales — and women authors wrote some of the best of the best. Yet the stories of this era, especially those by women, have been largely unreprinted, unrepresented, and unremembered.
Rediscovery features fourteen selections of the best science fiction of the Silver Age by the unsung women authors of yesteryear, introduced by today’s rising stars:
- Unhuman Sacrifice (1958) by Katherine MacLean, introduced by Natalie Devitt
- Wish Upon a Star (1958) by Judith Merril, introduced by Erica Frank
- A Matter of Proportion (1959) by Anne Walker, introduced by Erica Friedman
- The White Pony (1960) by Jane Rice, introduced by T.D. Cloud
- Step IV (1960) by Rosel George Brown, introduced by Andi Dukleth
- Of All Possible Worlds (1961) by Rosel George Brown, introduced by Cora Buhlert
- Satisfaction Guaranteed (1961) by Joy Leache, introduced by A.J. Howells
- The Deer Park (1962) by Maria Russell, introduced by Claire Weaver
- To Lift a Ship (1962) by Kit Reed, introduced by Gideon Marcus
- The Putnam Tradition (1963) by Sonya Hess Dorman, introduced by Lorelei Marcus
- The Pleiades (1963) by Otis Kidwell Burger, introduced by Gwyn Conaway
- No Trading Voyage (1963) by Doris Pitkin Buck, introduced by Marie Vibbert
- Cornie on the Walls (1963) by Sydney van Scyoc, introduced by Rosemary Benton
- Unwillingly to School (1958) by Pauline Ashwell, introduced by Janice Marcus
From the foreword by Dr. Laura Brodian Freas Beraha:
Female authors wrote stories about coming of age…cautionary tales…stories set beyond our universe…You’ll find these themes and more in this anthology. I hope that as you read their stories you don’t try to find ‘feminine’ versus ‘masculine’ elements. What you are about to read is really good science fiction, plain and simple.
It’s available as an ebook or in paper (through Amazon) at Journey Press.