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Table of Contents: Fantasy Magazine: Queers Destroy Fantasy! Special Issue

Fantasy Magazine sent along the table of contents for their new issue, and this one is special! It’s the Queers Destroy Fantasy! issue, with guest editor Christopher Barzak. It’s up for preorder now at the Fantasy Magazine website. Enjoy!


  • Preface by Wendy N. Wagner
  • Queers Destroy Fantasy! Editors: Notes from Your Editors

FICTION (edited by Christopher Barzak)

  • “The Lily and the Horn” by Catherynne M. Valente (illustrated by Goñi Montes)
  • Kaiju maximus®: “So Various, So Beautiful, So New” by Kai Ashante Wilson (illustrated by Odera Igbokwe)
  • “The Lady’s Aid” by Carlea Holl-Jensen
  • “The Dutchess and the Ghost” by Richard Bowes (illustrated by Elizabeth Leggett)

REPRINT SHORT FICTION (selected by Liz Gorinsky)

  • “The Padishah Begum’s Reflections” by Shweta Narayan (illustrated by Sam Schecter)
  • “Down the Path of the Sun” by Nicola Griffith
  • “Ledge” by Austin Bunn (illustrated by Vlada Monakhova)
  • “The Sea Troll’s Daughter” by Caitlín Kiernan

NOVEL EXCERPT (provided by Tor Books)

  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

NONFICTION (edited by Matthew Cheney)

  • The Sleepover Manifesto by merritt kopas
  • Interview: Hal Duncan by Matthew Cheney
  • False Starts by Keguro Macharia
  • Retrofuturism and Agendered Fashion: What Will We Wear? by Ekaterina Sedia
  • Eggplants and Unicorns by Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Girls on Boys on Boys by Ellen Kushner
  • Artists’ Spotlight: Priscilla Kim by Matthew Cheney
  • Artists’ Gallery: Odera Igbokwe, Elizabeth Leggett, Priscilla Kim, Vlada Monakhova, Goñi Montes, Sam Schecter

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS (edited by Sandra Odell

  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Kai Ashante Wilson
  • Carlea Holl-Jensen
  • Richard Bowes
  • Shweta Narayan
  • Nicola Griffith/li>
  • Austin Bunn


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About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

1 Comment on Table of Contents: Fantasy Magazine: Queers Destroy Fantasy! Special Issue

  1. “The Padishah Begum’s Reflections” is one of my favorite short stories! I’m glad to see it in there.

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