Athena's Daughters, Vol. 1

Athena s Daughters Vol Athena s Daughters is a collection of short fiction by women about women from some of the best writers in science fiction and fantasy today From a young girl facing a life threatening crisis at lunar

  • Title: Athena's Daughters, Vol. 1
  • Author: Jean Rabe Mary Robinette Kowal Janine K. Spendlove Vicki Johnson-Steger Tricia Barr D.L. Stever Tera Fulbright Conley Lyons
  • ISBN: 9780989676830
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Athena s Daughters is a collection of short fiction by women about women from some of the best writers in science fiction and fantasy today.From a young girl facing a life threatening crisis at lunar camp to a crew of elderly women graced with the power of Greek Gods, you ll find an engaging and diverse range of science fiction and fantasy stories by women, about women.

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    1. I have a story, "Commando Bats," in this anthology of stories written by women.Mine features old bats who get powers!

    2. Updated Review: Posted January 2018my feelings on the anthology as a whole haven't really changed, but i did up my rating from 1 star to 2 stars since i was actually able to finish it finally, although honestly i think that is more a testament to how much i've improved my skimming skills in the past year than anything else. i really wanted to love this and i guess i will try to read the 2nd one eventually because i did pay for it but this one was just overall so underwhelming and it makes me sad [...]

    3. I really wanted to love this, I did, because the idea of the anthology is so solid and I wanted it to be excellent. And there were a couple of real highlights, but they just weren't enough to bring the average up. A lot of the stories just had too much clumsy exposition or not enough narrative drive, and a surprising number were parts of a larger story that didn't entirely stand on their own. Worth it for the good ones, but I was hoping for so much more.

    4. Mine is one of the stories in here - so there's that caveat. I have to admit to there being one or two of the stories which did leave me scratching my head a little - but that is the case with every anthology ever and I don't hold it againat ANY anthology - any collection of this sort cannot by definition be identical in any way shape or form, in terms of content, or clarity, or quality (the latter being so comprehensively subjective, anyway, and one reader's favourite being the last thing that [...]

    5. I helped fund this book. It turned out great. My favorite story was "First Flight" by Mary Robinett Kowal.

    6. This made a big splash on Kickstarter last year amongst those of us who like strong women in our spec fic, and it looked interesting enough for me to back it. I’ve had the book on my Kindle waiting for me for a few months and I finally got around to reading it this month. I love the idea for this collection: a broad collection of sci-fi and fantasy stories about women, written and edited and designed by women. There were a wide variety of stories about a wide variety of women, which certainly [...]

    7. Athena's Daughters, edited by Jean Rabe, is another in the growing list of sff anthologies featuring short fiction with a focus on women as the protagonists - an anthology described in its Introduction as "completely written, illustrated, and edited by strong, competent women—about strong, competent women." Like a number of other recent projects aimed at providing a venue for the publication of underrepresented voices and stories about women, people of colour, queer authors, and other marginal [...]

    8. Athena's Daughters is a powerful anthology written by women, edited by women, illustrated by women, about women. And a very good read in the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genre. Stories range from steampunk (Looking Back by Danielle Ackley-McPhail)) to superhero (Commando Bats by Sherwood Smith), Gothic ghost (The World to Come by Cleolinda Jones) to time travel (First Flight by Mary Robinette Kowal), modern urban fantasy (Retribution by Gail Z Martin) to military sci-fi (Not Broken, Just Bent by Tera Full [...]

    9. I'm sure it's lame to review a book you're in - but hey, I only wrote one story in this (Lunar Camp) so there are a lots of others that are not mine! And that was one reason I did want to read this one, the other reason being that this project was really special to us. All the stories are written by women about women (or girls) - it was our effort to help the gender imbalance in science fiction since we are underrepresented, both as authors an as protagonists. (This book does have a sister (or b [...]

    10. This is an incredibly well put together collection of stories. I backed it on kickstarter not knowing whether I would get a mess of a collection, or potentially a few good stories but almost every story hit the mark for me. I love that having female spec fic main characters meant a diverse range. For instance, it's not often that you see a disabled senior citizen as a main character (unless you are talking a wizened crone/witch character in a fairy tale). There was certainly a good helping of yo [...]

    11. I had backed this anthology on Kickstarter, and was really excited by the concept. For me, the idea behind this book totally paid off - I thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories. I knew only a few of the authors by reputation prior to reading this, but not most of them. I was so impressed and delighted by the stories and the worlds they transported me to while I was reading that I have short-listed most of these authors for further reading. I was engaged and delighted by the characters I met in [...]

    12. Oh man, this was another really awful anthology. The title sounds so promising! I really enjoy stories about strong women, but in this collection they were sadly lacking. I can't even remember most of them they were so lacklustre. There were a lot of sections from novels so many of the stories had little introduction and no resolution. I think the story about the young girl that went to summer camp on the Moon and hated it, but decided she loved it after her live was saved by a friend and a camp [...]

    13. I was a supporter of the Kickstarter campaign which made this book possible so I was predisposed to like it. However I was disappointed by the overall quality of many of the stories in this anthology. It started so well with a lovely time travel story by Mary Robinette Kowal but unfortunately most of the rest failed to live up to that standard. As a result I was only able to give this one a 2 star rating.

    14. There were several strong, enjoyable stories (the old women with powers, the haunted house, the lunar camp, the dog story at the end), but they couldn't quite make up for the impatience I felt with the rest of the volume. Too many typos and a strong feeling that many of the stories needed another edit or two - particularly the steampunk-in-Egypt one, which felt particularly hasty and amateurish.

    15. There's a decent mix of stories here, most of which I enjoyed. Since I got this specifically for Cleolinda's story, I should probably mention that I thought it was wonderful, and it makes me excited to read more, when it becomes available.

    16. Marking as abandoned. There was 1 or 2 okay stories, but the quality was so mixed I just can't sink the time and effort into weeding out the stories I will enjoy. I'm so disappointed, as a Kickstarter backer I had very high hopes.

    17. They're getting ready to send out the *print* copies, and I'm getting even more impatient for my digital one!

    18. 2.5 if you squint. Some high points, especially in the later half, but a lot of these stories are only sort of average.

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