Sometimes the best ideas come from random conversations. And sometimes the best ideas come from Twitter. In this case, the idea came from the ferociously awesome Danie Ware, author of Ecko Burning, asking the authors on her Twitter feed if any of them would be interested in contributing to a women-only SFF anthology featuring not just feisty female fighters, but women who were true, hardened warriors.
That was the whole brief. You had to be a woman to submit, and the SFF women of Twitter responded in their droves. The result is (or will be) Fight Like A Girl, which will be edited by Roz Clarke and myself ( the dynamic-ish duo that brought you Colinthology and Airship Shape and Bristol Fashion). The anthology is due to be published by Kristell Ink some time in the near future, so watch this space…
The stories are wide-ranging, from Space Opera to an urban fantasy of factional conflict in a near-future Brighton, Medieval warfare to pugilism on occupied planets. And some of the finest writers of contemporary SFF have contributed, including Gaie Sebold, Juliet McKenna, Kim Lakin-Smith, Lou Morgan and K T Davies.
I’m really excited to be involved in this project, and Roz and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together!
Contents Include :
Archer 57 by Lou Morgan
Coins, Fights and Stories Always Have Two Sides by Juliet McKenna
Fire and Ash by Gaie Sebold
The Quality of Light by K T Davies
Unnatural History by Danie Ware
Vocho’s Night Out by Julia Knight
The Coyote by K R Green
Silent Running by Sophie E Tallis
Arrested Development by Joanne Hall
Asenath by Kim Lakin-Smith
Sword Dancer of Azmai by Roz Clarke
The Cold Wind Oozes by Kelda Crich
The Runaway Warrior by Dolly Garland