Breaking Fiction with Fallopian Tubes

18 05 2014

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This is nothing new. That being said, it remains something that bears repeating especially since we are so close to the publication date. For anyone who may not know, early in the year a fiction magazine by the name of Lightspeed put up a kick starter campaign. But not just any old kick starter, this thing has got teeth.

I first found out about the special “Women destroy Sci Fi” issue from Mur Lafferty’s site. I adore Lafferty, she writes some great stuff so naturally, when she started blogging about destroying a genre I love using only her fallopian tubes I was… curious?

I can’t say exactly where the hub was first bubbed but after reading silly things like complaints over Starbuck being cast as a woman in the Battle star reboot, well, this sounded like a great idea.

According to the magazines Kick Starter page,

It could be said that women invented science fiction; after all, Mary Shelley wrote what is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel (Frankenstein). 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 MAGAZINE‘s June 2014 issue—our fourth anniversary issue—will be a Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue. And we will also—for the first time in LIGHTSPEED’s history—have a guest editor at the helm.

The original announcement of this special issue generated so much excitement that we wanted to find ways to include even more amazing science fiction by women. So—with your help—we’re going to make the special issue twice the size of a normal issue of LIGHTSPEED.

 

Next month, June 2014, make sure you check out this very special edition of Lightspeed.

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