Boskone needed more participants for this panel on Sunday at 2, and on reflection I decided I had some things to say about the last sentence:
New Fantasy -- For Girls Only?
The writer Shauna Roberts observes that publishers think boys won't read about girls, but girls will read about boys [as well as about girls]. Do publishers really think that? Is it true? Why? If that's the dominant paradigm, do fantasies where the protagonist is a kickass warrior, assassin, or thief represent attempts at overcoming it -- or do girls just want to have fun? Neil Clarke (m), Leah Cypess
And if you all have comments or suggestions, I would be happy—indeed, grateful—to pass them along at the panel.