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Bennington, VT, United States, 2014/05/19 - Swashbucking Editor and Publisher’s First Anthology Has Nebula Winner, Plus Four of Its Stories Selected for the Year’s Finest Science Fiction - CandlemarkAndGleam.com.
The Year’s Best SF 31 was marked by the inclusion of an unprecedented three stories from The Other Half of the Sky, a 2013 anthology of original short stories edited by scientist, author, and editor Athena Andreadis in her very first outing with an anthology published by swashbuckling micro-press Candlemark & Gleam.
Of the 16 original stories in the The Other Half of the Sky, curated by Andreadis and co-editor Kay Holt of Crossed Genres, the three selected for inclusion were “Finders” by Melissa Scott,“Bad Day on Boscobel” by Alexander Jablokov and “The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard. The three stories constitute 9 percent of The Year’s Best SF 31’s table of contents, an achievement not matched in memory.
A fourth story, C. W. Johnson’s “Exit, Interrupted” was chosen for inclusion in The Year’s Top Ten SF Tales 6.
The anthology appeared on the coveted Locus recommended list.
One story from the anthology, Aliette de Bodard’s “The Waiting Stars” won the Nebula Award, a prestigious accolade given by genre professionals to their peers. The story is also a finalist for the Hugo and Locus Awards.
Chris Moriarty in SFSite, the online portion of Fantasy & Science Fiction: “The Other Half of the Sky // stands as a 443-page refutation of all Heffalump Hunters who have ever marched in self-referential circles while loudly lamenting the inexplicable failure of women to write "real" SF. However, I intend it to do double duty in this column…because I can't think of another anthology out this year that so utterly refutes Paul Kincaid's assertion that our genre has succumbed to intellectual inertia.”