LIGHTSPEED is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF – and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Funded as a stretch goal of LIGHTSPEED’s Women Destroy Science Fiction! Kickstarter campaign, this month were presenting a special one-off issue of our otherwise discontinued sister-magazine, FANTASY, called Women Destroy Fantasy!: an all-fantasy extravaganza entirely written – and edited! – by women.
Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you in this special issue:
Original fantasy – edited by long-time FANTASY editor Cat Rambo – by Kate Hall, H.E. Roulo, T. Kingfisher, and Julia August.
Reprints – selected by legendary editor Terri Windling – by Delia Sherman, Emma Bull, Carol Emshwiller, and Nalo Hopkinson.
Nonfiction articles – edited by LIGHTSPEED managing editor Wendy N. Wagner – by Kameron Hurley, Galen Dara, Sandra Wickham, Shanna Germain, Sofia Samatar, Kat Howard, and Wendy N. Wagner. Plus an original cover illustration by Elizabeth Leggett.