Kickstarters We Love: Women Destroy Science Fiction

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We love, love, love this awesome kickstarter from Lightspeed magazine. It’s an issue completely written and edited by women. From the Kickstarter info page: It could be said that women invented science fiction; after all, Mary Shelley wrote what is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel (Frankenstein). Yet some readers seem [….]

Pakistani Comic Lovers Embrace Ms. Marvel

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From iO9: American comics fans aren’t the only people excited about Kamala Khan, the teenage Muslim Jersey girl taking the role of Ms. Marvel on February 5th. So are Pakistani women, who hope that the character will inspire Pakistani girls and help their country’s image. UPI interviewed several Pakistani women, who were almost universally pleased [….]

Indie Bookstore Puts “Women First”

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From NPR: As recently as 25 years ago, there were more than 100 self-described feminist bookstores in the U.S. — stores focusing on books written by and for women. Like most independent bookstores, though, their numbers have dropped dramatically over the years. Chicago’s Women and Children First is among the few feminist stores still standing, [….]

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

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Six-Gun Snow White Catherynne M. Valente Subterranean Press First Edition: February 28, 2013 ISBN 978-1-59606-552-9 The Brothers Grimm never saw this one coming. Author Catherynne M. Valente has taken the age old fairy tale of Snow White, infused it with images and archetypes of the Old West and threaded it with Native American folklore.  The [….]

LitStack Review: No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey

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No One Could Have Guessed the Weather Anne-Marie Casey Amy Einhorn Books First Edition: June 13, 2013 ISBN 978-0399160219 When asked to name a social network, most people would probably say Facebook, Twitter or  perhaps reddit.  A few may even mention MySpace or Google+.  Right now, when I think “social network,” I think of Anne-Marie [….]

Ten Books Every Woman Should Read

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We’re pretty sure you’re tired of hearing about the election. We know, we know, but we wanted to remind you female LitStackers that Monday celebrated the first time, in 1872, Suffrage activist Susan B. Anthony cast her first ballot. Things didn’t end well for her on that day, but it was Anthony and the thousands [….]