Elite 8, Match 3

This Elite 8 match up takes a break from the ancient Mediterranean for just a moment and brings us a duel between two books that could not be more different–and yet both are wonderful pieces of storytelling.

On Xs and Ys (Chromosomes, That Is)

I’ve been reading a lot lately about writing and gender, specifically discussions about women writing genre fiction.  These discussions usually center around questions like: Do readers gravitate toward male writers of fantasy/sci-fi? Why are women continually left off Best Of lists despite often winning an equal share of annual fantasy/sci-fi awards? Are female authors taken less seriously? … More On Xs and Ys (Chromosomes, That Is)