Final 4! Semi-final #1

This is it! We started with sixteen awesome books and four legends have emerged to duke it out in a pair of glorious semi-finals. Who will achieve eternal fame? Let’s take a look at the fortunate four and the paths they took to get here (with a few editorial comments to establish some drama…):

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)