Friday, February 20, 2015

BNG FRIDAY: The Hive by Kate Lansing

Every Friday until its publication, I'm going to blog something about 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 Hive


Kate Lansing


Teen science aficionado Fi has made it her duty to protect the honeybees. Not only does she love the little creatures, but her society depends on them for their survival. Something sinister is astir, though, and powerful forces are behind it. With the help of her programmer friend and a surprising ally, Fi sets out to discover the truth and share it with the world. 

This cleverly written little story packs a lot of punch in a few pages. I found the concept of the honeybees to be extra cool because draws from a real-world crisis. Plus there's adventure and mystery and a clever protagonist - gotta love it.


Kate Lansing writes mysteries, young adult novels, and short fiction. Her short story, La Chusa, won first place in the Denver Woman's Press Club's 2014 Unknown Writers' Contest, and her short story, Colfax, PI, was published in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' 2014 Crossing Colfax Anthology. Kate graduated from CU Boulder with an Applied Math degree and currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and a chair-napping tabby cat named Maple.

"I was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by female role models in math and science, but never realized how truly lucky I was until I went to college. I’ll always remember my engineering courses, which usually had around 40-60 students, and how I could count the number of women on one hand. I’m so very thankful for the women in my life who encouraged me, and this anthology seems like a great opportunity to pay it forward."

Twitter: @lansingkm

BRAVE NEW GIRLS will be released in Summer 2015! Sign up here to receive a notification when it's available to order.

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