Science Fiction & Fantasy


Women Destroy Science Fiction! — Destructive Essays

If you’ve been following our Kickstarter campaign for Women Destroy Science Fiction!, then you’ve probably already seen the series of essays we’ve been posting as project updates. But for those of you who haven’t, we thought we should round up all the links and have them in one place for easy access.

So if you haven’t already, please check out these essays from women writers and readers of science fiction, talking about their experiences with and in the genre:

  1. “Stocking Stuffers” by Anaea Lay
  2. “Stepping Through a Portal” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
  3. “Reading the Library Alphabetically” by Liz Argall
  4. “Toward a Better Future” by Nancy Jane Moore
  5. “Are We There Yet?” by Sheila Finch
  6. “For the Trailblazers” by Kristi Charish
  7. “Stomp All Over That” by O. J. Cade
  8. “Stray Outside the Lines” by E. Catherine Tobler
  9. “I Wanted to Be the First Woman on the Moon” by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
  10. “Your Future is Out of Date” by Pat Murphy
  11. “Join Us in the Future” by Marissa Lingen
  12. “I Didn’t Choose the Science Fiction Life” by Seanan McGuire
  13. “Writing Among the Beginning of Women” by Amy Sterling Casil
  14. “Breaching the Gap” by Brooke Bolander
  15. “Writing Stories, Wrinkling Time” by Kat Howard
  16. “Not a Spaceship, Robot, or Zombie in Sight” by Anne Charnock
  17. “Never Think of Yourself as Less” by Helena Bell
  18. “Women Who Are More Than Strong” by Georgina Kamsika
  19. “Where Are My SF Books?” by DeAnn Knippling
  20. “A Science-Fictional Woman” by Cheryl Morgan
  21. “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley (reprint)
  22. “The Wendybird ” by Stina Leicht
  23. “Read SF and You’ve Got a Posse” by Gail Marsella
  24. “Women are the Future of Science Fiction” by Juliette Wade
  25. “An ABC of Kickass, or A Partial Exorcism of My TBR/TBRA* Pile” by Jude Griffin
  26. “Science Fiction: You’re Doin’ It Wrong” by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  27. We Are the Army of Women Destroying SF” by Sandra Wickham
  28. “We Are the Fifty Percent” by Rachel Swirsky

We’ll try our best to keep this list updated in a timely fashion, but if you want to ensure you don’t miss any of these, you can back Women Destroy Science Fiction! and thus will get these updates via email, or you can subscribe to the campaign’s RSS feed.