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Tangent Online Special: Androgyny Destroys SF Review of Lightspeed

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Tangent Online Special:

Androgyny Destroys SF Review of Lightspeed

 

Editorial

While we applaud Lightspeed's recent groundbreaking, progressive Women Destroy SF and Queers Destroy SF special issues, we feel they didn't go far enough. To effect change one must not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Women and Queers are not the only groups destroying science fiction, for those who champion such a worthwhile social cause as androgyny are at fault too. These forward-thinking social futurists should be given their just due as androgyny is perhaps the most important social issue facing science fiction practitioners today, and which, for the most part, the SF community has chosen to ignore with its retrograde thinking in regards to the problem of gender inequality and gender bias in its fiction.

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Lightspeed #62, July 2015

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Lightspeed #62, July 2015

"Crazy Rhythm" by Carrie Vaughn
"Saltwater Railroad" by Andrea Hairston
"Violation of the TrueNet Security Act" by Taiyo Fujii (translated by Jim Hubbert)
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Lightspeed #61, June 2015

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Lightspeed #61, Special Issue: Queers Destroy Science Fiction! June 2015

Guest edited by Seanan McGuire

Original Short Fiction:

勢孤取和 (Influence Isolated, Make Peace)” by John Chu
Emergency Repair” by Kate 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:

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
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Lightspeed #60, May 2015

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Lightspeed #60, May 2015

 
“The Myth of Rain” by Seanan McGuire
“Time Bomb Time” by C.C. Finlay
“Mouth” by Helena Bell
“The Blood of a Dragon” by Matthew Hughes
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Lightspeed #59, April 2015

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Lightspeed #59, April 2015

 
"The Universe, Sung in Stars" by Kat Howard
"We'll Be Together Forever" by Joseph Allen Hill
"The Ministry of the Eye" by Dale Bailey
"Quiet Town" by Jason Gurley
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