Every Friday until its publication, I'm going to blog something about Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme, a YA sci-fi anthology featuring tech-savvy heroines. The goal is to encourage more girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers. Revenues from sales of the anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers.
Today, I'm spotlighting one of the stories that will be featured in the anthology. This one's a super fun steampunk mystery reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. I loved the quirky and spirited style of the story, and knew pretty much at once that it'd be awesome for Brave New Girls :-)
The Adventure of the Brass Lamp
In this steampunk tale, Carrie Wheelwright uses her anti-burglary device to solve the mystery of the stolen submersible plans.
M.L.D. Curelas lives in Calgary, Canada, with two humans and a varying number of guinea pigs.
Raised on a diet of Victorian literature and Stephen King, it's unsurprising that she now writes and edits fantasy and science fiction. Her most recent short fiction appears in the anthology Corvidae; in addition to Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme, upcoming work will appear in Equus. Margaret is also the owner of Tyche Books, a Canadian small-press which publishes science fiction and fantasy.
THOUGHTS ON BRAVE NEW GIRLS
Having a young daughter has raised my awareness of how much representation matters. Her delight in discovering stories about girls having adventures and doing things has inspired me to write stories that will similarly delight other girls and women.
BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE & SCHEME will be released in August 2017!
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