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Artist, Heather Oliver             

The Other Half of the Sky: Liftoff!

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Today is the day!  Spread the word, our anthology is spreading its wings. Relevant sites:

Candlemark & Gleam direct sales
Reviews, interviews

The book, both print and digital, is available on all major online venues (Amazon, B&N, etc) but our publisher combines the print version with a DRM-free bundle. More direct sales also make it likelier that we’ll break even.

Library Journal called The Other Half of the Sky “fearless writing… exciting storytelling”. I’m already dreaming a successor to it — an SF story collection with women scientists and engineers as protagonists. I even have a provisional title for it!

“…for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.”

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The Other Half of the Sky cover: Eleni Tsami
Music: Start of Zoë Keating’s “Lost” from Into the Trees

18 Responses to “The Other Half of the Sky: Liftoff!”

  1. Christopher Phoenix says:

    Finally, liftoff!! Congratulations, Athena, you took The Other Half of the Sky all the way to first flight- by the pure force of powerful thought-waves, no doubt. XD I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy…

  2. Athena says:

    I had a lot of help… I hope you enjoy the collection, Christopher!

  3. Athena says:

    Thank you, Paul! Let me know if SF Signal is curious about any aspect of the anthology.

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  5. jose says:

    Ordered! Today is a good day.

  6. Walden2 says:

    Major congratulations, Athena! I will be sure to get the word out.

  7. Athena says:

    Still hard to believe.

  8. Athena says:

    I hope it meets expectations!

  9. Athena says:

    Thank you so much, Larry!

  10. Asakiyume says:

    Just purchased the digital version. Very much looking forward to reading! (And I’ll help spread the word, but I’ll wait a bit as right now all my friends and acquaintances are broadcasting it–I’ll give it a boost when the initial flurry has died down.)

  11. Athena says:

    I hope it meets expectations, Francesca! And excellent strategic thinking about exposure.

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  13. Athena says:

    Thank you, dear Heather!

  14. Congratulations! Got my copy today and can’t wait to read it.

    (I will say that downloading directly to my iPad was a bit tricky–had to find an app that could unpack the zip and then figure out how to extract the book format I wanted from that. I have it now, though!)

  15. Athena says:

    Thank you, Genevieve! I hope you enjoy the collection. I’m a newcomer to E-books myself; I think the devices will shake out considerably before they settle down to semi-final forms.

  16. Marie says:

    Have the electronic device but the feel of parchment and smell of print is still my preferred reading venue. Already into the book and am totally intrigued. Thanks for the wonderful selections!

  17. Athena says:

    I’m delighted you’re enjoying the collection, Marie!