It seems like the easiest and most obvious leap: dream something up, tell people about it, and then make it happen…? Perhaps not so without the platform or role models to be led by. This is especially true for women and girls, who lack published examples of scientific innovation to follow. We love the idea of this free anthology. It aims to inspire young people to think creatively through the medium of science fiction, allowing them to imagine what the future could look like; and most importantly, that they can be part of it.
The starting point for building a better future is to imagine that future
Catherine Mayer, author & co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party
Technology is transforming how we live, love, learn and earn but only 19% of the people who create it are women.
From Star Trek to Snow Crash, new technology is deeply influenced by science fiction – and women are often under-represented in the stories that inspire new innovations and inventions. Can different stories about the future make it easier for more women and girls to succeed as inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs?
This anthology reimagines space travel, fertility, productivity, dating and family life, and imagines what emancipation and electronic freedom could look like and features contributions by Anne Charnock, Becky Chambers, Cassandra Khaw, Liz Williams, Madeline Ashby, Molly Flatt, and Walidah Imarisha.
These narratives give me hope for what the world will look like when the tech industry is more inclusive & representative of society than it is today.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Stemettes
Provocative, thought-provoking work by some of the sharpest voices in the field.
Alastair Reynolds, science fiction author