Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol. 1, No. 4

The fourth issue of The Cascadia Subduction Zone is out and available here. This is our first special issue, on Women and Science, and is 28 pages (instead of the usual 24). I'd have liked to have announced it on Ada Lovelace Day, but that just didn't work out. 
Gender, Science, and Narrative Inversion by Ann Hibner Koblitz
Women in Science and Science Fiction: A Mutual Relationship? by Helen Merrick
Bad Science: The Flawed Research into Gender Differences in the Brain by Nancy Jane Moore
Where the Juice Is: An Interview with Julie Czerneda by Nisi Shawl
Grandmother Magma
Symbiotic Planet by Lynn Margulis reviewed by Andrea Hairston

Tesseracts Fifteen edited by Julie Czerneda & Susan MacGregor reviewed by Nic Clarke
Frankenstein's Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe reviewed by Siobhan Carroll
The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski reviewed by Karen Burnham
Revolution World by Katy Stauber reviewed by Tom Foster
Featured Artist

Jennifer Mondfrans
The image above is Jennifer Mondfrans' "Henrietta models a distant galaxy," a portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swann Leavitt (1868-1961). In her career at Harvard College Observatory, she discovered more than 2,400 variable stars. She saw a direct correlation between the time it took a star to go from bright to dim and the star's actual brightness. Knowing this relationship helped other astronomers, such as Edwin Hubble, make their own groundbreaking discoveries.

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