Monday, April 14, 2014

Blogging A to Z, L is for Lovely Sci Fi Book Cover!

Blogging A to Z --- L  is for Lovely Sci Fi Book Cover!

This is truly beautiful and worth a look! 

As I've mentioned before, we all write in different genres. I shared previously about my story, "The Songbird's Search" coming out soon in the anthology, Athena's Daughters, from Silence in the Library.

Interestingly, as part of the Kickstarter funding, original art was commissioned for the print version.

And here it is! Isn't it great??

The cover reflects the beautiful women represented in the various stories.

The art features Athena, (of course!), along with women from all walks of life, including a historical figure like Amelia Earhart and Bee, whose flight suit brings to mind NASA and space travel, reflecting the introduction by former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Pam Melroy, and the story, "Millie," by author and US Marine Corps Pilot Janine K. Spendlove.

The back cover reflects the steampunk/gothic ladies featured in several stories and Mina from Cynthia Ward's story, "Whoever Fights Monsters."

There is also an Amazonian river goddess from Jean Rabe's story, "Visage" and an older, physically handicapped woman (who happens to be a superhero), representing Sherwood Smith's character in "Commando Bats."

Then there is a contemporary figure resembling an everyday working woman based on Gail Z. Martin's character in "Retribution."

This is the  eBook version, along with the wonderful art portrait of my character Marietta from my story, "The Songbird's Search."  Read an excerpt of my story. 

This is such a great project, with stories from all different genres.  I can't wait to read it! (And even better - for once I'm not listed last because my last name starts with a V! ha!)

(** NOTE: There is an open call to female authors for the  Athena's Daughters II anthology from June 1 to July 1. Stories (sci fi, fantasy, horror and sub-genres) must have a main female character and be 3,000 to 6,000 words. See full guidelines at above link.)  

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