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Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue By Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn Lightspeed Magazine June Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue It could be said that women invented science fiction after all Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel Yet some readers seem to have this funny idea th
  • Title: Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue
  • Author: Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn
  • ISBN: 9781499508345
  • Page: 444
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  • Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue By Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn It could be said that women invented science fiction after all, Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel Yet some readers seem to have this funny idea that women don t, or can t, write science fiction Some have even gone so far as to accuse women of destroying science fiction with their girl cooties So to help prove how siIt could be said that women invented science fiction after all, Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel Yet some readers seem to have this funny idea that women don t, or can t, write science fiction Some have even gone so far as to accuse women of destroying science fiction with their girl cooties So to help prove how silly that notion is, LIGHTSPEED s June 2014 issue is a Women Destroy Science Fiction special issue and has a guest editor at the helm.The issue features original fiction by Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, N.K Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El Mohtar, and many All together there s than 180,000 words of material, including 11 original short stories, 15 original flash fiction stories, 4 short story reprints and a novella reprint, 7 nonfiction articles, and 28 personal essays by women about their experiences reading and writing science fiction.Table of ContentsFROM THE EDITORSEditorial, June 2014 Women Destroy Science Fiction ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES edited by Christie YantEach to Each by Seanan McGuireA Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris MilleringCuts Both Ways by Heather ClitheroeWalking Awake by N.K JemisinThe Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda EikampIn the Image of Man by Gabriella StalkerThe Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick by Charlie Jane AndersDim Sun by Maria Dahvana HeadleyThe Lonely Sea in the Sky by Amal El MohtarA Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter BirdsallCanth by K.C NortonREPRINTS selected by Rachel SwirskyLike Daughter by Tananarive DueLove is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr Alice Sheldon The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco MooreKnapsack Poems by Eleanor ArnasonThe Cost to Be Wise by Maureen F McHugh novella ORIGINAL FLASH FICTION edited by Robyn LupoSalvage by Carrie VaughnA Guide to Grief by Emily FoxSee DANGEROUS EARTH POSSIBLES by Tina ConnollyA Debt Repaid by Marina J LostetterThe Sewell Home for the Temporally Displaced by Sarah Pinsker TrainFightTuesday by Vanessa TorlineThe Hymn of Ordeal, No 23 by Rhiannon RasmussenEmoticon by Anaid PerezThe Mouths by Ellen DenhamM1A by Kim WinternheimerStandard Deviant by Holly SchofieldGetting on in Years by Cathy HumbleRo Sham Bot by Effie SeibergEverything That Has Already Been Said by Samantha MurrayThe Lies We Tell Our Children by Katherine CrightonNONFICTION edited by Wendy N WagnerArtists Spotlight by Galen DaraIllusion, Expectation, and World Domination Through Bake Sales by Pat MurphyWomen Remember by Mary Robinette KowalInterview Kelly Sue DeConnick by Jennifer WillisHow to Engineer a Self Rescuing Princess by Stina LeichtThe Status Quo Cannot Hold by Tracie WelserScreaming Together Making Women s Voices Heard by Nisi ShawlPERSONAL ESSAYS edited by Wendy N WagnerWe are the Fifty Percent by Rachel SwirskyScience Fiction You re Doin It Wrong by Maya Kaathryn BohnhoffJoin Us in the Future Marissa LingenAre We There Yet by Sheila FinchNot a Spaceship, Robot, or Zombie in Sight by Anne CharnockWriting Among the Beginning of Women by Amy Sterling CasilToward a Better Future by Nancy Jane MooreWe Are the Army of Women Destroying SF by Sandra WickhamRead SF and You ve Got a Posse by Gail MarsellaStomp All Over That by O J CadeFor the Trailblazers by Kristi CharishWomen are the Future of Science Fiction by Juliette WadeWe Have Always Fought by Kameron HurleyWriting Stories, Wrinkling Time by Kat HowardWhere Are My SF Books by DeAnna KnipplingReading the Library Alphabetically by Liz ArgallStepping Through a Portal by Bonnie Jo StufflebeamThe Wendybird by Stina LeichtI Wanted to be the First Woman on the Moon by Sylvia Spruck WrigleyNever Think of Yourself as Less by Helena BellAn ABC of Kickass by Jude GriffinStocking Stuffers by Anaea LayBreaching the Gap by Brooke BolanderWomen Who Are More Than Strong by Georgina KamsikaA Science Fictional Woman by Cheryl MorganYour Future is Out of Date, Pat MurphyStray Outside the Lines by E Catherine ToblerMy Love Can Destroy by Seanan McGuireAUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS edited by Jude GriffinSeanan McGuireKris MilleringHeather ClitheroeN.K JemisinRhonda EikampTananarive DueGabriella StalkerCharlie Jane AndersMaria Dahvana HeadleyAmal El MohtarElizabeth Porter BirdsallK.C NortonEleanor ArnasonMaria Romasco MooreMaureen McHugh
    Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue By Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn Lightspeed Magazine Science Fiction Fantasy Editorial June by John Joseph Adams available on Book Reviews, June by Arley Sorg available on Media Review June by JY Yang available on Interview Jessica Cluess by Christian A Coleman available on Exclusive Paid Content NOVEL EXCERPT Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson Editorial June Lightspeed Magazine Editorial June by John Joseph Adams Book Reviews, June by Arley Sorg available on Media Review June by JY Yang available on Interview Jessica Cluess by Christian A Coleman available on Exclusive Paid Content NOVEL EXCERPT Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson This issue s cover art by Reiko Lightspeed Magazine, June by John Joseph Adams Lightspeed Magazine features all types of sf, from near future, sociological soft sf, to far future, star spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between and in its debut issue, it contains four all new, never before published stories from newcomer Vylar Kaftan, we have an interstellar love story dealing with the perils of communication and time dilation Lightspeed Magazine, Issue June Weightless Books Lightspeed Magazine Month Subscription Lightspeed Magazine Month Subscription Locus Month Subscription Locus Month Subscription Luna Station Quarterly Month Subscription Mithila Review Yearly Subscription Nightmare Magazine Month Subscription Nightmare Magazine Month Subscription Lightspeed Magazine, June Queers Destroy Lightspeed Magazine, June Queers Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue Kindle edition by Magazine, Lightspeed, McGuire, Seanan, Chu, John, Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo, Brenchley, Chaz, Lemberg, Rose, Ryman, Geoff, El Mohtar, Amal, Bigelow, Susan Jane, Hopkinson, Nalo Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or Lightspeed Magazine, June People of Colo u r Destroy Lightspeed Magazine, June book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers LIGHTSPEED was founded on the core idea that all sci June Issue Lightspeed Magazine This month s cover art is by Reiko Murakami, illustrating an original science fiction story by A Merc Rustad and Ada Hoffman I Sing Against the Silent Sun We also have an original SF piece by Lina Rather A Pilgrim s Guide to the Lighthouse of Quvenle the Seer , along with SF reprints by Russell Nichols Tie Goes to the Runner and James Cambias Contractual Lightspeed Magazine, June by John Joseph Adams Lightspeed Magazine, June book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy June Issue Lightspeed Magazine Yoon Ha Lee is a writer and mathematician from Houston, Texas, whose work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction He has published over forty short stories, and his critically acclaimed collection, Conservation of Shadows, was released in He lives in Louisiana with his family and an Lightspeed magazine Lightspeed is an American online fantasy and science fiction magazine edited and published by John Joseph Adams The first issue was published in June
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    1. Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn

      Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue book, this is one of the most wanted Christie Yant Seanan McGuire N.K. Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headley Amal El-Mohtar Tananarive Due Charlie Jane Ander Carrie Vaughn author readers around the world.

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    1. The Women Destroy Science Fiction special issue of Lightspeed is so huge and so momentous it deserves to be reviewed as an anthology of sorts A reaction to the notion that women are destroying SF merely by writing it and or asking to be included in it, it was put together entirely by 109 women, who wrote, edited, proofed, drew, podcast, and whatever else you do to make something like this happen.The goodness starts with the editorials, as the editor of each section gives her reasons for wanting [...]



    2. Steampunk Holmes Gearlock Holmes is an amalgamated person, what we in less enlightened times than Holmes might call a robot, or a droid He s been retired to the countryside for some time now, raising bees, but when a crisis arises, he sends for his old friend, Dr Watson.The crisis is that his housekeeper, Mrs Hudson also an amalgamated person has been taken into custody for the murder of one of Holmes guests.It s a neat little mystery, and both the characteristics and the legal standing of amalg [...]


    3. Some beautiful imagery of these modified Navy women doing their jobs underwater At the same time, I felt anger in the narrator s voice, anger at the architects, so to speak, of the mods, and at the restrictions of the women s lives Some intriguing ideas in this short about a possible future.


    4. I loved it The writing was lyrical and wry simultaneously There is a quiet dawning horror to the whole situation I almost gave it 5 stars but I needed just a little emotional payoff from the ending.The blurb says flash fiction but it s a good 10 pages and located in the short story section of Lightspeed June 2014 This story has both feet solidly in science fiction, but if you like fantasy, too, I d recommend another of her short works, The Isthmus Variation, available to read here.Merged review [...]


    5. PLEASE NOTE This review is much too long for the minscule space provided Please see all reviews here bookslifewine reviews seri Rating for the entire Anthology 3.8 stars Rounded up to 4 Stars 16 Nov 2017 Added the restEach to Each by Seanan McGuire narrated by Cassandra Campbell 5 Stars bookslifewine ar women desEach to Each was such a wonderful experience I have to say that I m an audiobook novice but I m starting to really understand how the narrator can make or break a story.And Cassandra Cam [...]


    6. If the apocalypse comes, beep me.This special double issue of Lightspeed magazine is easily one of my all time favorite science fiction collections and not just because it was written, edited, and illustrated etc entirely by women 109 women, to be precise, not counting the one thousand ladies who submitted stories The writing isn t merely solid, but oftentimes downright spectacular and at just 3.99, it s practically a steal.Many of the short stories are worth the purchase price by their very lon [...]


    7. The rationale behind compiling this special issue of Lightspeed receives a telling summary in Pat Murphy s essay Illusion, Expectation and World Domination through Bake Sales When I wrote about Bob and his mom, I based the story on a classic puzzle A boy and his father are in a car crash and the father is killed instantly The boy is airlifted to the best hospital in the area and prepared for emergency surgery The surgeon rushes into the operating room, sees the boy, and says, I can t operate on [...]



    8. I only read the fresh stories or rather listened to them, maybe I ll get back to the older ones at some other time Overall I enjoyed the stories While I enjoyed a lot of these stories some than others I find a distinct difference from the type of Science Fiction I most enjoy I think I missed the original controversy that led to this special issue being published I thought it was to showcase women that write SF But to me this feels as if all these SF stories were written by someone who would usu [...]


    9. I actually don t read Lightspeed all that much, so it s hard for me to evaluate this special edition in that context All I can say is that this is packed full of good content In addition to original stories there are reprints, some good flash fiction one of which is my all time favourite of the volume , non fiction discussions and essays, and a novel excerpt It s good times.I didn t like every, or maybe even most, of the original short stories I m starting to think that s probably a good thing w [...]



    10. A little while back I was thinking that most of the scifi I ve read recently is written by men, and a lot of it contains strains of mysogyny, often so subtle that it seems like the author may not have even realized it was there This was triggered in particular on a review I saw on here of one of the things on my to read shelf saying it could have been a really interesting exploration of gender in an alien society but the author was unable to get past his own cultural stereotypes to truly imagine [...]


    11. Instead of reviewing the issue as a whole, I would like to talk about the story which I consider the star of the issue Vanessa Torline s TrainFightTuesday Please note that my five star rating reflects her story, not the issue as a whole, as it contained others I enjoyed less TrainFightTuesday is a wonderful experiment in format It is a series of tweet length messages on a made up social platform, interspersed with private messages As a Twitter addict, I loved the format because it made the story [...]


    12. Walking Awake is a story with a powerful message One that isn t delivered with any great subtlety That was definitely something the anthology could use It is after all, among other things, a statement against sexism in publishing and the science fiction fandom People who do not appreciate so much politics in their fiction will probably not like this story I m pretty sure it will draw very mixed responses from readers I liked the story and I think the message needs to be heard Given the ongoing H [...]


    13. Thank you MrsJoseph for your short yet concise review of this short story that encouraged me to read it myself Strong woman, strong woman who are made something else in their service to the government, strong woman who become something else beyond what I feel their government ever planned It is a short story, so if you are intrigued it can be read for free online I have to admit I was also intrigued after reading it to learn that the author, Seanan McGuire also writes as well known horror writer [...]


    14. I don t know if I ll ever read enough of this 500 pp magazine to call it read There are a lot of non fiction items, author interviews, etc that I may never even try.However, the original short fiction is mostly wonderful I especially keep coming back to Seanan McGuire s short Each to Each , which is about a US Navy program to genetically and surgically modify women to serve on deep water submarines.The ebook is only 3.99 at US.


    15. I really, really wanted to love this, but overall this special edition of Lightspeed is just OK.The best stories here are reprints Tiptree s haunting Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death , Eleanor Arnason s charming take on Bash , Knapsack Poems although this strikes me as fantasy than science fiction , and Maureen McHugh s novella The Cost to Be Wise , which would eventually be expanded into her fine novel, Mission Child None of the new work is anywhere near as strong but the opening story by S [...]


    16. What about this issue isn t awesome Lots of original fiction short stories and flash , author spotlights, non fiction, and essays, written and put together by women We destroy science fiction very well, thank you Favorites among the short stories Seanan McGuire s story, Each to Each , about genetically engineered mermaids on navy subs N.K Jemisin s Walking Awake, a kind of response to Heinlein s Puppetmasters Charlie Jane Anders The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick, kind of like the movie Eternal [...]


    17. It took me three months to read this I have notes on most of the stories and many of the essays, but my body never cooperated enough to be allow me to b strong enough write the very long review But the heart of it was that it s a super collection of stories and essays It was surprised at how much I enjoyed the non fiction, it wasn t dry, it wasn t boring, it was easy to read, interesting, stirring or moving And most of the stories were really quite good and a few were great And it s HUGE HUGE Yo [...]


    18. Published by Lightspeed Magazine, this is an all women author scifi and fantasy collection, inspired by a troubling aspect of the scifi writing reader scene that there are readers, fellow authors and editors who think women don t belong to the sci fi scene, that women and the softer themes they write about destroy sci fiction No matter that the classic first sci fi novel was Frankenstein, which happened to be written by a woman Mary Shelley But maybe it would be too idealistic to expect a litera [...]


    19. It s been quite a while since I ve read any science fiction short story, and it looks like a couldn t have picked a better compendium with which to revisit the form This is an excellent collection of speculative fiction stories that aren t so much about distant or future worlds as they are about the people that inhabit them In addition to the stories themselves there are interesting interviews with the authors.Reading Women Destroy Science Fiction gave me the same heady rush as I would get in my [...]


    20. HOLY SH T This anthology is utterly amazeballs Literally the best collection of short fiction I have ever read All the stories were written by women, in an effort to level the science fiction playing field and give female authors a voice And these ladies did not disappoint They brought it.I borrowed this from a friend, but I will buy my own copy because I don t think I can live without it Especially the interviews and feminist resources at the back Mind blown.WORD UP TO MY LADY POWER PEEPS.



    21. Over the past few years, there has been a series of XXXXX Destroy Science Fiction anthologies, but this is the first one I have read While the title may smack of too much I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar , the anthology was quite balanced with characters of all genders, action and contemplation, mystery and exploration, happy endings and not so happy endings Most of the stories had some real meat on them, including several of the flash fiction tales, giving me something to chat about over tea Some were [...]


    22. Women don t write real science fiction That isn t what a story written by a woman should be like If women try to write science fiction they will just destroy it Many things out there seem to be an all male s club or predominantly so It kinda boggles my mind that statements like those above were ever tossed around in the field or that they even are still today Compared to the past there are a lot of women science fiction writers out there, as this collection testifies Part of any issues I feel co [...]


    23. ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES edited by Christie YantEach to Each by Seanan McGuire Military mermaids I m not a fan of anything military, but this was interesting.A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering Interesting look at the future of art and how selling or not selling is seen as a sign of accomplishment at different times.Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe Great concept and well told Modified humans work to predict future outcomes, in particular in relation to security issues Walking Awake by N. [...]


    24. A worthwhile concept fighting for recognition against the male centred manocracy and, as it turns out, a bloody good book The stories are of a consistently high standard and a diverse reach I didn t read the novel extract I ve never really seen the point of novel extracts included in collections but everything else was great.As well as sections broken into original fiction, reprinted fiction and flash fiction most of which was perfectly adequate short story length, so the only point to it I can [...]


    25. I bought this when I realized most of my Sci Fi and Fantasy was written by men and I hate the misogyny and tropes and lack of active female characters I thought But men write SF F NOT TRUE There are so many women writing good SF F, but the master narrative of science and fantasy as male domains makes it seem like those women are exceptions rather than the norm This volume showed me there are many women to choose from, and I m excited to start I give 4 5 to stories by Seanan McGuire, N K Jemisin, [...]


    26. If you love science fiction, you should read this No matter who you are It boggles my mind, but even today there are some dudebro SF authors who think that women are destroying SF by, you know, writing it This issue is a response to that it s women written, women illustrated, and women edited, and it is DAMN good That s the number one reason to read it, because this is some seriously good fiction regardless of who wrote it But you should also read it to support women who are struggling to make i [...]


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