Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets

Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets


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Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets by Mary Fan, Paige Daniels

This collection of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and construct superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with alien chemicals and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how-in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the not-too-distant future-to solve despicable crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains.

All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let's show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow's inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.


Martin Berman-Gorvine, Paige Daniels, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jason Kucharik, Kate Lansing, Tash McAdam, Kate Moretti, Ursula Osborne, Josh Pritchett, Aimie K. Runyan, Davien Thomas, Lisa Toohey, and Leandra Wallace

With a foreword by Lara Hogan, Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy and author of Designing for Performance

Featuring artwork by Hazel Butler, Ken Dawson, Adrian DeFuria, Evelinn Enoksen, Mary Fan, Christopher Godsoe, Kayla Keeton, Jason Kucharik, Jennifer L. Lopez, Tash McAdam, and Josh Pritchett.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512325614
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

PAIGE DANIELS is the pen name of Tina Closser. She is the author of Non-Compliance, a dystopian cyberpunk trilogy. By day, she works as an electrical engineer and a mom. After the kids go to bed, she rocks out with her headphones turned to eleven and cranks out books. She is an uber science geek who can be found tooling around in her makerspace or coaching robot teams when she's not writing books. If she weren't married to the most terrific guy in the world, she would be a groupie for Adam Baldwin.

MARY FAN is a hopeless dreamer whose mind insists on spinning tales of "what if." As a music major at Princeton, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. "Takes a Hacker" is part of the Jane Colt sci-fi universe, which also comprises Artificial Absolutes (Red Adept Publishing, 2013), Synthetic Illustions (Red Adept Publishing, 2014), and Virtual Shadows (2015). Mary is also the author of the Flynn Nightsider and Fated Stars series, published by Glass House Press.

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Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ClassicBookReader More than 1 year ago
A wonderful fascinating, dynamic read of science fiction and futuristic concept, ideas and artistic wonderment of the imagination. This book is most of all an interesting exploration of the science fiction of the future and of the imaginative recesses of the unknown. A brilliant collection of short stories by a group of very talented writers. Each one of the writers are able to grab a hold of the reader, and give them a journey like no other. A fantastic read of Science fiction, science, and is, a scientific, exploratory of sophisticated character driven situations. True imaginative, young adult science fiction prose. A defining example of how there are so many magical writers out there. Voices of talent that bring the pen to page and create journeys of the mind through ultimate wordplay. I was fortunate enough to friend online two of the authors that have collected their stories in this book. One being, the handsome Stephen Kozenlewski, who is totally an original, imaginative talent at creating characters and wordplay on page. If you have not read Stephen's books, I recommend you do so. Next would be the beautiful and talented Mary Fan. Fan has written two of my new favorite books, that I highly endorse (not that my endorsement matters). Mary Fan is another skilled writer. One who I also highly recommend. It would be in your favor to pick up her books, Artificial Absolutes and Synthetic Illusions. This book, Brave New Girls, has given me new writers to follow and experience. Besides Stephen and Fan being a part of this book, there is: Paige Daniels, The Outpost. Kate Moretti, Blink Evangeline Jennings, Courage Martin Berman-Gorvine, Of Cat's Whiskers and Klutzes Ursula Osborne, Robin Hacker Tash McAdam, Panic Kimberly G. Giarratano, Graveyard Shift Valerie Hunter, A Little Bit Truer Lisa Toohey, Lyra Aimie K. Runyan, Flight of the Zephyr Davien Thomas, The Data Tourist Josh Pritchett, Robot Repair Girl Kate Lansing, The Hive Jason Kucharik, Fledgling Leandra Wallace, The Mad Scientist George Ebey, Helen of Mars Stephen Kozeniewski, The Keys to the Stars Mary Fan, Takes a Hacker There is 19 illustrations, one for the cover and 18 in front of each story. 18 imaginative stories that create fancy, and the magical, futuristic unknown. I absolutely love this young adult science fiction book. 18 stories about 18 girls. This book is an outlet to showcase talented, multi-talented writers.
DianeRappAuthor More than 1 year ago
This is such a clever anthology. I remember growing up in a world where girls were never good at math and science, so I made sure to hide my report card (with its straight As) from friends on the bus. I loved school, excelled at math and science, but felt embarrassed to let anyone know. The most popular girls looked beautiful and tried to sound dumb. UGH! If we'd had stories like the ones in this book to encourage us to stretch our brains and do incredible things, just think how much more we'd have accomplished. Women fought to be equal in everything and made fantastic strides. Too bad many of their preconceived ideas of which subjects they'd tackle left them out in the cold. As the world changes and girls read incredible stories like the ones in this book, their self images will allow them to tackle any kind of problem with gusto. Grandmothers will want to share this with their girls! I found it interesting that many of the short stories in this collection were written by men. They obviously want their daughters to live in a world where anything is possible for them. Kudos! I'm going to make sure my granddaughter reads this collection. Yes. I'm a grandmother and writer, and I enjoy reading YA fiction because it's full of life. Get a copy of this book for yourself and then share it with your favorite girls.