Now that Lightspeed Magazine has published its ultra-successful issues featuring stories by women and queers (who “destroyed” genres like fantasy and science fiction), it’s the turn of people of color. And the latest update in the Kickstarter for People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction is a must-read. [Full…
The characters in this week’s stories are in communion with their pasts, their past selves, and with people who are both at arm’s length and continents away.
The characters in this week’s stories find themselves at the end of life as they know it, and at least one of them intends to get a bunch of stuff done before everything changes. What would you want to get done in the days, weeks, months before a life-altering upheaval?
RUN! The Queers are coming! They’re here to destroy everything, including your science fiction! It’s the great SJW apocalypse! Exclamation point!
io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. This month’s selection is taken from LIGHTSPEED’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue, guest-edited by Seanan McGuire—100% written and edited by queer creators. The story is “Die Sophie Die” by Susan Jane Bigelow. You can read the story below. Enjoy!
Last year, Lightspeed Magazine had a special issue in which "Women Destroy Science Fiction" (and horror, and fantasy.) Now, Lightspeed is following up with "Queers Destroy Science Fiction." And today's the last day to support the Kickstarter. But why should you care about getting more LGBT SF? The editors of the issue…
This week's look at all things Crowdfunding is a humdinger. We've got Lightspeed Magazine's all-queer-creator special, 80's clothing nostalgia, the mother of all Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit viewing parties, and yes: Parks and Recreation's absurdly complex (and totally awesome) board game. Let's check it out!