Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets, a YA sci-fi anthology featuring tech-savvy heroines. The goal is to encourage more girls to enter Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math professions. All 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.
The Data Tourist
In the far future, An visits humankind's old homeworld, Earth, to attend a hacker
WHY WE PICKED IT
This one had some awesome world-building. As a lover of cyberpunk, I was really caught up by the imaginative setting plus the intrigue. An's knack for technology makes her a great addition to the anthology's line-up of girls in STEM.
Davien Thomas is a YA speculative fiction and science fiction author who dabbles occasionally in horror and poetry, but not together. Davien holds a degree in computers and information sciences, but mainly enjoys writing because technology is so important to the future of humankind that everyone should be involved in it.
THOUGHTS ON BRAVE NEW GIRLS
"I chose to contribute to Brave New Girls because fiction is such a strong inspirational force, especially when the societies in which we live do not feed our personal aspirations. I hope that, by featuring more women as role models in fiction, we can change some of our more embedded cultural norms, inspiring men to accept more women in technical fields, and inspiring more women to embrace the idea that there is no good reason their dreams need to be constrained by someone else's cultural norms."
BRAVE NEW GIRLS will be released in Summer 2015! Sign up here to receive a notification when it's available to order.