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Rosalind’s Siblings: Fiction and Poetry Celebrating Scientists of Marginalized Genders
Every once in a while, we here at Swordfight & Spaceflights suggest books for a little light reading. This anthology of poetry and fiction fits perfectly with our desire to support marginalized authors in the speculative fiction sphere.
“I felt honored that a member of the Franklin family approached me for this project, and then delighted by how many authors trusted me with their wonderful work.” – Editor Bogi Takács
Swordfights & Spaceflights is also delighted to share this anthology of amazing work!
About the Anthology
Physical chemist Rosalind Franklin was one of the discoverers of DNA and an innovator of virology — yet despite her groundbreaking research, her contributions were often erased. In her memory, Rosalind’s Siblings collects over twenty original speculative fiction stories and poems, all focusing on scientists marginalized due to their gender. Edited by Hugo and Lambda award winner Bogi Takács, and featuring both established and newer authors from all around the world, the pieces in this anthology take you across time and space while exploring the role of scientists in society.
Authors and Stories Included in Rosalind’s Siblings Anthology
Lisa M. Bradley “Collecting Ynés”
Polenth Blake “Rewilding Nova”
Stefani Cox “Render Raze Revise”
Julie Nováková “Cavern of Dreams”
D.A. Xiaolin Spires “The Vanishing of Ultratatts”
Lydia Moon “The Starship Ariel”
Leigh Harlen “Singing Goblin Songs”
Celia Neri “The Tightrope Walker”
Ursula Whitcher “Circle Packing”
Premee Mohamed “If Strange Things Happen Where She Is”
Emma Johnson “Animal Behavior”
Santiago Belluco “The Elusive Plague”
Julian K. Jarboe “The Android That Designed Itself”
Phoebe Barton “To Keep the Way”
Jennifer Lee Rossman “Blood and Iron”
Kanika Agrawal “Possible Discontinuity and Unusual Secondary Structure of Okazaki and Okazaki”
Laura Jane Swanson “Leech Clinic”
Osahon Ize-Iyamu “Great Things Of Which To Speak Of”
Vajra Chandrasekera “The Bull of the Moon Holds His Horns to Time’s Grindstone; or, Cybernetineti in Ur”
Cameron Van Sant “LDR”
Tessa Fisher “Morning Star Blues”
Hal Y. Zhang “The Astronomer Aspiring”
Isha Karki “The Ocean Sings to You”
About the Editor
Bogi Takács (e/em/eir/emself or they pronouns) is a Hungarian Jewish author, editor, critic and scholar who's an immigrant to the US. Bogi has won the Lambda and Hugo awards, and has been a finalist for other awards like the Ignyte and Locus awards. E edited three volumes of Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Eir debut poetry collection Algorithmic Shapeshifting and eir debut short story collection The Trans Space Octopus Congregation were both released in 2019, and eir second collection Power to Yield and Other Stories is coming in late 2023. You can find Bogi talking about books at https://www.bogireadstheworld.com, and on various social media as bogiperson.
About the Press
Atthis Arts is a small, indie press out of Detroit Michigan who honors the author’s authentic voice as the core of their projects, strives for thoughtfulness in writing and publishing, and loves to connect with their community of readers. Atthis Arts has won Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards in three separate categories: Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Graphic Novel, and Best New Voice: Fiction. The press is led by E.D.E. Bell, 2022 Editor Guest of Honour for The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (Can*Con), co-lead for Gen Con Writers’ Symposium programming, and award-winning quiet fantasy author.
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