A new SF anthology is coming out titled "Before They Were Giants." Of the 15 contributing authors, only 1 is a woman.
cassiphone's periodic table of SF women:
"One of the most frustrating responses I heard to the ‘Before they were Giants’ discussion, itself the latest in a long line of TOC rows, was the kneejerk “but there just aren’t as many women who are giants in the field.”
"[...] Because of course there were women. And it’s time to stop and think about the fact that the majority of authors considered “giants” in the history of field are male. Is it really because their books were better? Because what they were saying was more important? Because more people were talking about them, critiquing them, being influenced by them? Are we absolutely certain that none of those things could have been affected by societal pressures other than the pure “quality” of the text?"
The editor of the anthology responded here
. (Also indicates that nonwhite and LGBTQ authors were not considered.)strangedave
on the lack of female representation in SF anthologies