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Table of Contents: Lightspeed Magazine, June 2015 (Queers Destroy Science Fiction!)

Lightspeed Magazine sent along the table of contents for their next issue, The Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special…


  • The Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Manifesto

ORIGINAL SHORT FICTION edited by Seanan McGuire

  • “Influence Isolated, Make Peace” by John Chu
  • “Emergency Repair” by Kate M. Galey
  • “Trickier With Each Translation” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
  • “The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red Red Coal” by Chaz Brenchley
  • “The Tip of the Tongue” by Felicia Davin
  • “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War” by Rose Lemberg
  • “Plant Children” by Jessica Yang
  • “Nothing is Pixels Here” by K.M. Szpara
  • “Madeleine” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Two By Two” by Tim Susman
  • “Die, Sophie, Die” by Susan Jane Bigelow

ORIGINAL FLASH FICTION edited by Sigrid Ellis

  • “Melioration” by E. Saxey
  • “Rubbing is Racing” by Charles Payseur
  • “Helping Hand” by Claudine Griggs
  • “The Lamb Chops” by Stephen Cox
  • “Mama” by Eliza Gauger
  • “Bucket List Found in the Locker of Maddie Price, Age 14, Written Two Weeks Before the Great Uplifting of All Mankind” by Erica L. Satifka
  • “Deep/Dark Space” by Gabrielle Friesen
  • “A Brief History of Whaling with Remarks Upon Ancient Practices” by Gabby Reed
  • “Nothing Goes to Waste” by Shannon Peavey
  • “In the Dawns Between Hours” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “Increasing Police Visibility” by Bogi Takács
  • “Letter From an Artist to a Thousand Future Versions of Her Wife” by JY Yang

REPRINT FICTION selected by Steve Berman

  • “Black Holes” by RJ Edwards
  • “Red Run” by AMJ Hudson
  • “CyberFruit Swamp” by Raven Kaldera
  • “The Sound of His Wings” by Rand B. Lee
  • “O Happy Day!” by Geoff Ryman

EXCERPT Presented by Open Road Media

  • Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS edited by Sandra Odell

  • John Chu
  • Kate M. Galey
  • Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
  • Chaz Brenchley
  • Felicia Davin
  • Rose Lemberg
  • Jessica Yang
  • K.M. Szpara
  • Amal El-Mohtar
  • Tim Susman
  • Susan Jane Bigelow
  • RJ Edwards
  • AMJ Hudson
  • Raven Kaldera
  • Rand B. Lee
  • Geoff Ryman

NONFICTION edited by Mark Oshiro

  • Artists Gallery: C. Bedford, Odera Igbokwe, Orion Zangara, Isabel Collier, Paige Braddock, Steen, Elizabeth Leggett
  • Artists Spotlight: Elizabeth Leggett
  • Book Reviews, June 2015: Friendship, Chosen Family, and Queer Communities by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Interview: David Gerrold by Mark Oshiro
  • We’ve Made It To . . . Magrathea? by Jennifer Cross
  • Not Android, Not Alien, Not Accident by Cedar Rae Duke
  • Diversity in a Ghetto by Pablo Miguel Alberto Vazquez
  • Queers in a Strange Land by Amber Neko Meador

PERSONAL ESSAYS edited by Wendy N. Wagner

  • Science Fiction Failed Me by Cory Skerry
  • So Say We All by Emma Osborne
  • 1984 in 1980 by Lee Thomas
  • Speak Up, Speak Out by Sandra Odell
  • How Queer Narratives Beat the False-Consensus Effect, Reminded Me that Diversity Existed, Exploited Human Psychology, Inspired Sex Positivity, And Helped Me Stop Worrying (But Not to Love the Bomb) by An Owomoyela
  • Spark by Mark Oshiro
  • Science Fiction Has Always Been Queer by Sigrid Ellis
  • Halfway in the Pool by James L. Sutter
  • All That Glitters by Jill Seidenstein
  • When We’re Not There, We’re Not Here by Jerome Stueart
  • A Gay Boy Gets His Genre On by Anthony Cardno
  • All Your Fic Are Belong to Us by Rachel Swirsky
  • Go Bisexual Space Rangers, Go! by Cecilia Tan
  • Drama Kid by Cecil Baldwin
  • Rewriting Our Default Settings by Elizabeth Leggett
  • Confessions of a Queer Curator by Lynne M. Thomas
  • Where Now Must I Go to Make a Home? by Hal Duncan
  • Destruction is What Creation Needs by Sunny Moraine
  • Shiva and Octavia by Sam J. Miller
  • Creative Destruction by Lisa Nohealani Morton
  • Here’s How It Goes by Alyssa Wong
  • Acceptance by Arley Sorg
  • The Books That Read Me by Everett Maroon
  • The Desperate Task: Making the Invisible Visible by Christopher Barzak
  • A World of Queer Imagination by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
  • The First Rule I Learned about Writing Queer Characters in Science Fiction by Haralambi Markov
  • Queers Digging and Destroying by Michael Damian Thomas


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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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