james_davis_nicoll: (Default)
[personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
This appears to be the table of contents for the first issue of New Scientist’s upcoming SF zine Arc

Counting everything:
Total       Male     Female     F/M    F/T
  15        13        2         .15    .13

I think NS is supposedly international but this first issue of its daughter magazine shows a decided British leaning, which may explain the lack of women. As an editor of British origin, Simon Ings can be excused for being unaware of any British female SF authors of note (1), British SF having apparently taken a vow to purge the ranks of the published of women.

If you were going to pick a prominent female SF writer for inclusion in the first issue of your hypothetical SF (in the narrow sense) magazine, who would you pick? To make it more interesting, because it would just be too easy if the impressive number of talented female American SF writers were available, we will limit this to Commonwealth writers only.

1: Atwood is of course quite well known but also Canadian. Also not super-popular amongst the propeller beanie set but her genre creds are impeccable so props to Ings for including her as one of the two women in this issue.
Anonymous (will be screened)
OpenID (will be screened if not validated)
Identity URL: 
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


james_davis_nicoll: (Default)

September 2017

      1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 252627282930

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 09:18 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios