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Artist, Heather Oliver             

The Other Half of the Sky: Awards, “Best Of” Picks, Reviews, Interviews

other half web“…women as radiant and merciless as the dawn…” — Semíra Ouranákis, landfall captain of the Reckless (“Planetfall”).

Cover art and design: Eleni Tsami

Awards and Other Recognitions

“The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette.  It was also a finalist for the Hugo and Locus awards in the same category.

The anthology is the first of its category in the Locus Recommended List.

Three of the anthology’s sixteen stories were chosen by Gardner Dozois for inclusion in Year’s Best SF 31:

“Finders” by Melissa Scott
“Bad Day on Boscobel” by Alexander Jablokov
“The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard

A fourth story, C. W. Johnson’s “Exit, Interrupted”, has been chosen by Allan Kaster for inclusion in The Year’s Top Ten SF Tales 6.

Beyond the three stories reprinted, seven stories were listed under Honorable Mentions in Year’s Best SF 31. This means that an unprecedented 2/3 of The Other Half of the Sky is included in Year’s Best SF:

“This Alakie and the Death of Dima” by Terry Boren
“Velocity’s Ghost” by Kelly Jennings
“Exit, Interrupted” by C. W. Johnson
“Cathedral” by Jack McDevitt
“In Colors Everywhere” by Nisi Shawl
“Sailing the Antarsa” by Vandana Singh
“Landfall” by Joan Slonczewski


Founding Fields
Publishers Weekly
Victoria Hooper
Library Journal (behind paywall; transcript here)
Andrew Liptak (originally in Geek Exchange)
The F Word
Following the Lede
The Cascadia Subduction Zone Vol. 3.3
SF Signal
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Locus Magazine
Manic Pixie Dream Worlds
Analog Magazine
A Little Rebellion


World SF
Book Smugglers
Victoria Hooper
Trek FM Matter Stream

Notices & Round Tables

The Book Smugglers, Part 1
The Book Smugglers, Part 2
Black Gate


Sue Lange at Book View Café
Athena Andreadis at Bull Spec
Aliette de Bodard at The Book Smugglers
Athena Andreadis at The Book Smugglers