Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014 (Women Destroy Science Fiction special issue) (Volume 49)

488 pages

Published June 1, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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I only read the "fresh" stories or rather listened to them, maybe I'll get back to the older ones at some other time. Overall I enjoyed the stories.

While I enjoyed a lot of these stories - some more than others - I find a distinct difference from the type of Science Fiction I most enjoy. I think I missed the original controversy that led to this special issue being published. I thought it was to showcase women that write SF. But to me this feels as if all these SF stories were written by someone who would usually write fantasy but wanted to prove they could write SF. Or maybe I missed the point and this was not about women writing SF but rather about a different style of SF stories. The latter is certainly true with many of the stories having some kind of fantastical element or classical …

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