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Winner of the 2015 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology
Guest-edited by longtime Lightspeed assistant editor Christie Yant, Women Destroy Science Fiction! contains eleven original science fiction short stories, four short-story reprints, a novella reprint, and for the first time ever, an array of flash fiction stories.
This special issue includes
- Original science fiction by Seanan McGuire, N. K. Jemisin, Charlie Jane Anders, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Kris Millering, Heather Clitheroe, Rhonda Eikamp, Gabriella Stalker, Elizabeth Porter Birdsall, and K. C. Norton;
- Reprints by Alice Sheldon (a.k.a. James Tiptree Jr.), Eleanor Arnason, Maria Romasco Moore, Tananarive Due, and Maureen F. McHugh; and
- Original flash fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ellen Denham, Samantha Murray, Holly Schofield, Cathy Humble, Emily Fox, Tina Connolly, Effie Seiberg, Marina J. Lostetter, Rhiannon Rasmussen, Sarah Pinsker, Kim Winternheimer, Anaid Perez, Katherine Crighton, and Vanessa Torline.
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“It’s more than just an extra-large and particularly great issue of an already good magazine. It’s a master class on all the ways in which women are writing—and have written—some of the best science fiction available…In destroying it, women are creating a larger space for themselves within science fiction, one filled with their voices, dreams, experiences and realities.”
“This collection grew out of a special project of Lightspeed magazine that drew submissions from more than a thousand women. The audio edition is composed of fictional stories written for the project or selected for reprint. This impressive group of professional narrators has styles as diverse as the stories. Most present more than one story; a number of them combine to form the casts for two pieces. The narrators are well matched to their stories—whether they tell the tale of a sculptor in a spaceship, a genetically modified soldier, a futuristic burglar, or some other character in a unique world and situation.”