There’s such a diversity of tone among the works in this anthology that I can make no sweeping recommendations as to who might enjoy this work, but I believe anyone who enjoys science fiction will find something to enjoy in Rediscovery: SF by Women.
Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women contains fourteen selections of the best science fiction of the Silver Age, written by the unsung women authors of yesteryear and introduced by today’s rising stars. The lovely folks over at adjective+noun have done a thorough review of each individual story – if you’re unsure where to start with this collection, this review is certain to help!
Their comments on Jane Rice’s The White Pony were particularly complimentary.
The White Pony is one of the strongest stories in the collection, in my opinion, and I loved the humour interwoven with seamless world building and foreshadowed hints of the story to come. The jabs at the artistic, unconventional life people assume writers lead was an entertaining way to develop the main character, and I loved the way Bill fell in love with Margie in part for her way with words. The descriptive language in this short story is incredible, equal parts relaying factual information and giving an impression of a person or situation that gives much more of a sense, The White Pony is nearly poetic in its ability to quickly convey complex sentiments in a few descriptive phrases. The ending is surprising and touching and wise, all at once, and I feel the need to share this quote from the work, as I feel it neatly sums up the appeal of The White Pony—
“I saw it was the day-to-day stuff that was the challenge and required the most bravery and made the best story in the long run.”
In terms of subtly unusual, thoroughly engrossing day-to-day stuff, it would be hard to beat Jane Rice.
Read the full article, which covers each story in the collection, here.
And if you’ve already read Rediscovery and are hoping to find a new classic gem… don’t miss our latest release, Sibyl Sue Blue!
Sibyl Sue Blue
By Rosel George Brown
Stop a murder, save two planets!
Who she is: Sibyl Blue, single mom, undercover detective, and damn good at her job.
What she wants: to solve the mysterious benzale murders, prevent more teenage deaths, and maybe find her long-lost husband.
How she’ll get it: seduce a millionaire, catch a ride on his spaceship, and crack the case at the edge of the known galaxy.