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Women Destroy Science Fiction!, a special issue of Lightspeed magazine (winner of two Hugo Awards), is an all-science-fiction extravaganza, written and edited entirely by women.

Guest edited by longtime Lightspeed assistant editor Christie Yant, Women Destroy Science Fiction! contains 11 original short stories, four short-story "reprints", a novella, and, for the first time ever, an array of flash-fiction stories. Authors include Charlie Jane Anders; Eleanor Arnason; Elizabeth Porter Birdsall; Tina Connolly; Katherine Crighton; Ellen Denham; Tananarive Due; Rhonda Eikamp; Amal El-Mohtar; Emily Fox; Maria Dahvana Headley; Cathy Humble; N. K. Jemisin; Marina J. Lostetter; Maureen F. McHugh; Maria Romasco Moore; Samantha Murray; K. C. Norton; Anaid Perez; Sarah Pinsker; Rhiannon Rasmussen; Holly Schofield; Effie Seiberg; Gabriella Stalker; James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon); Vanessa Torline; Carrie Vaughn; and Kim Winternheimer.

General editor of Lightspeed magazine: John Joseph Adams. Produced by Gabrielle de Cuir.

The complete list of narrators includes Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Grover Gardner, Jamye Grant, Susan Hanfield, Jonathan L. Howard, John Allen Nelson, Bahni Turpin, Stefan Rudnicki, Molly Underwood, and Judy Young.

©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Shannon Leigh
  • 28-08-2019

Loved every story!

Wide range in variety of SciFi styles, and each story is just gold. I loved this collection, and have listened to some of the stories several times. The only thing I'd change, is I wish they were all read by women. I didn't love the men's voice, and I feel like with the title Women Destroy Science Fiction, they'd have promoted women voice performers as well. Other than that, the stories are just fantastic and I recommend this to everyone.

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  • Terri
  • 15-08-2016

Great stories

A couple of the performances were uneven, but all in all, a great listen. I enjoyed it very much

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  • Amy Jesionowski
  • 03-04-2016

Women really do excellently destroy sci-fi!

I found Women Destroy Science Fiction to be a wonderfully diverse anthology of some of the many different genres of sci-fi written by women authors (and excellently destroy it, they did!). I was thrilled to find a story included by James Tiptree, Jr., who wrote one of my favorite shorts (The Screwfly Solution). Without a doubt I'll checking out others titles by many of the authors, as well as the Women Destroy Fantasy anthology.

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  • Linda Luella
  • 10-10-2019

Just Plain Weird

Lots of short vignettes that are increasingly weird and I can't figure out how they decided to bill this as "women in SF"! I was expecting stories about Kris Longknife and Cordelia Naismith. I love SF, so what's up with the ratings?

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