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Women Destroy Science Fiction! — Table of Contents

Women Destroy Science Fiction!

Just one more month to go before we publish our Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue. To whet your appetite for destruction, here’s the table of contents. (Items in blue will appear in both the online and ebook edition. Items in red are exclusive to the ebook edition. Items in green are exclusive to the online edition.)

The ebook and print edition are now available to pre-order.


  • Editorial, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction!

ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES — edited by Christie Yant

  • Each to Each by Seanan McGuire
  • A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering
  • Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe
  • Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp
  • In the Image of Man by Gabriella Stalker
  • The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Dim Sun by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • The Lonely Sea in the Sky by Amal El-Mohtar
  • A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall
  • Canth by K.C. Norton

REPRINTS — selected by Rachel Swirsky

  • Like Daughter by Tananarive Due
  • Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon)
  • The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore
  • Knapsack Poems by Eleanor Arnason
  • The Cost to Be Wise by Maureen F. McHugh (novella)

ORIGINAL FLASH FICTION — edited by Robyn Lupo

  • Salvage by Carrie Vaughn
  • A Guide to Grief by Emily Fox
  • A Debt Repaid by Marina J. Lostetter
  • The Sewell Home for the Temporally Displaced by Sarah Pinsker
  • #TrainFightTuesday by Vanessa Torline
  • The Hymn of Ordeal, No. 23 by Rhiannon Rasmussen
  • Emoticon by Anaid Perez
  • The Mouths by Ellen Denham
  • M1A by Kim Winternheimer
  • Standard Deviant by Holly Schofield
  • Getting on in Years by Cathy Humble
  • Ro-Sham-Bot by Effie Seiberg
  • Everything That Has Already Been Said by Samantha Murray
  • The Lies We Tell Our Children by Katherine Crighton


  • They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain by Rachael Acks


  • Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold

NONFICTION — edited by Wendy N. Wagner

  • Artists Spotlight by Galen Dara
  • Illusion, Expectation, and World Domination Through Bake Sales by Pat Murphy
  • Women Remember by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Interview: Kelly Sue DeConnick by Jennifer Willis
  • How to Engineer a Self-Rescuing Princess by Stina Leicht
  • The Status Quo Cannot Hold by Tracie Welser
  • Screaming Together: Making Women’s Voices Heard by Nisi Shawl

PERSONAL ESSAYS — edited by Wendy N. Wagner

  • We are the Fifty Percent by Rachel Swirsky
  • Science Fiction: You’re Doin’ It Wrong by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  • Join Us in the Future Marissa Lingen
  • Are We There Yet? by Sheila Finch
  • Not a Spaceship, Robot, or Zombie in Sight by Anne Charnock
  • Writing Among the Beginning of Women by Amy Sterling Casil
  • Toward a Better Future by Nancy Jane Moore
  • We Are the Army of Women Destroying SF by Sandra Wickham
  • Read SF and You’ve Got a Posse by Gail Marsella
  • Stomp All Over That by O. J. Cade
  • For the Trailblazers by Kristi Charish
  • Women are the Future of Science Fiction by Juliette Wade
  • We Have Always Fought by Kameron Hurley
  • Writing Stories, Wrinkling Time by Kat Howard
  • Where Are My SF Books? by DeAnna Knippling
  • Reading the Library Alphabetically by Liz Argall
  • Stepping Through a Portal by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
  • The Wendybird by Stina Leicht
  • I Wanted to be the First Woman on the Moon by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
  • Never Think of Yourself as Less by Helena Bell
  • An ABC of Kickass by Jude Griffin
  • Stocking Stuffers by Anaea Lay
  • Breaching the Gap by Brooke Bolander
  • Women Who Are More Than Strong by Georgina Kamsika
  • A Science-Fictional Woman by Cheryl Morgan
  • Your Future is Out of Date, Pat Murphy
  • Stray Outside the Lines by E. Catherine Tobler
  • My Love Can Destroy by Seanan McGuire

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS — edited by Jude Griffin

  • Seanan McGuire
  • Kris Millering
  • Heather Clitheroe
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Rhonda Eikamp
  • Tananarive Due
  • Gabriella Stalker
  • Charlie Jane Anders
  • Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Amal El-Mohtar
  • Elizabeth Porter Birdsall
  • K.C. Norton
  • Eleanor Arnason
  • Maria Romasco Moore
  • Maureen McHugh

ILLUSTRATORS — art direction by Galen Dara

  • Li Grabbenstetter (“A Word Shaped Like Bones,” “Each to Each,” and “Love is the Plan the Plan is Death”)
  • Elizabeth Leggett (“Cuts Both Ways,” “Salvage,” and “Like Daughter”)
  • Hillary Pearlman (“Walking Awake”)
  • Christine Mitzuk (“The Case of the Passionless Bees”)
  • Galen Dara (cover artist)

PODCASTS — produced by Gabrielle de Cuir

  • Each to Each by Seanan McGuire, read by Janis Ian
  • A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering, read by Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe, read by Grover Gardner
  • Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin, read by Bahni Turpin
  • The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp, read by Jonathan L. Howard
  • Salvage by Carrie Vaughn, read by Susan Hanfield
  • Like Daughter by Tananarive Due, read by Emily Rankin
  • Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon), read by Stefan Rudnicki



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