It’s that depressing time of year again when Strange Horizons looks at representation in reviewing, with a focus on the gender balance of books reviewed and of reviewers. I don’t want to spoil the results, so here’s the intro:
As the title indicates, the proximate inspiration for this series is “The Count” by VIDA, which started in 2010 (the most recent VIDA count can be found here). Within SF, recent antecedents include the Broad Universe reviewing statistics calculated for 2000 and 2007, the Ladybusiness counts of coverage on SF blogs for 2011 and 2012, and, further back, Joanna Russ’ counts as reported in How to Suppress Women’s Writing (1983).
Lots of pretty graphs here: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2014/20140428/2sfcount-a.shtml