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Pure and Simple Politics: The American Federation of Labor and Political Activism, 18811917 dIs a story worth reading for the evocative picture that the writer paints The following paragraph on grief reveals the kind of potential this writer has and I would gladly read stories by the writer Grief thinks Madeleine now is an invasion that climbs inside you and makes you grow a wool blanket from your skin itchy and insulating heavy and grey It wraps and wraps and wraps around putting layers of scratchy heat between you and the world until no one wants to approach for fear of the prickle and people stop asking how you areoing in the blanket which is a relief because all you want is to be hidden out of sight You can t think of a time when you won t be wrapped in the blanket when you ll be ready to face the people outside it but one A Memory of Mankind day perhaps you push through And even though you ve struggled against the belief that you re a worthless colony of contagion that must be shunned at all costs it still comes as a shock when you emerge that there s no one left waiting for youWorse still is the shock that you haven t emerged at all Rating 455Note Read this as part of BB s Flash Readathon August I ve just stumbled upon this collection of LGBT stories and I can t wait toive into them all It s 500 pages too like YAAAAS But also I Will Teach for Food Academic Labor in Crisis Cultural Politics do not have time for these wonderfulistractions THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I WANT TO READ AND THE LIST IS ONLY GROWING GOOD GRIEF This is like the best problem to have really but still the ever growing TBR is ridicread in this collection so far 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 This short was brief but hard hitting all the same Available here Read the original review at SF BluestockingLast year Lightspeed invited women to Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee destroy SF this year the LGBT community gets their turn It s glorious and it kicked off this month with a massive special issue of LightspeedAt over 500 pages according to my epub of it ueers Destroy Science Fiction is a weighty piece of work and it s clear that it s been conceived and crafted witheep caring and exuisite attention to its purpose Most importantly a real and successful effort was made to be inclusive of the entire UILTBAG acronym and the than two Counter Discourse in African Literature dozen personal essays included in the issue are must read content for this reason If you re not ueer they offer a great variety ofifferent perspectives to learn from if you are ueer there s a multitude of stories to identify with Either way if you have a soul something here will speak to youThe fiction included is well chosen which is characteristic of the publication in general and there is a good mix of work included My favorites in no particular order except the one I read them in Trickier With Each Translation by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam a bit of a time traveling super hero love story The Tip of the Tongue by Felicia Davin a story about reading and government control that has given me a new nightmare Plant Children by Jessica Yang a sensitively written romance about plants and family Nothing is Pixels Here by KM Szpara a story about hard choices Two by Two by Tim Susman a story about the end of the world and how we might face it and who we will face it with Melioration by E Saxey about the power of words Helping Hand by Claudine Griggs an astronaut survival story 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 exactly what the title says but sad and beautiful I love the conceit of telling a story through a found piece of ephemera A Brief History of Whaling with Remarks Upon Ancient Practices by Gabby Reed exactly what the title says but also sad and beautiful In the Dawns Between Hours by Sarah Pinsker about why or why not and when to use a time machine if you can Letter From an Artist to a Thousand Future Versions Of Her Wife By Future Versions of Her Wife by Yang another story that is exactly what the title says but Also Sad And Beautiful If You Can T Tell Sad sad and beautiful If you can t tell sad beautiful are two of my favorite attributes in short fiction and I m also a sucker for clinically Academic Capitalism and the New Economy Markets State and Higher Education descriptive titles CyberFruit Swamp by Raven Kalderaefinitely the most graphically sexual story in the collection and be sure to read the author spotlight on Raven Kaldera The Sound of His Wings by Rand B Lee and O Happy Day by Geoff Ryman Both of these stories eal with obvious nazi metaphors and stories eal with obvious Nazi metaphors and futures but with vastly Material Alchemy different approaches and two veryifferent ways of integrating ueerness into the narrative In nonfiction aside from the truly wonderful personal essays there s also a nice piece on Robert A Heinlein s influence and an excellent interview with David Gerrold This however leads to my only real complaint about the issue which is that the David Gerrold interview is extremely poorly formatted I thought it might just be the epub version of the magazine but it appears that the online version of the interview is similarly Falling For A Boss difficult to read because with no uotation marks italics or block uoting it s hard to tell what parts of it are David Gerrold s statements and what parts are Mark Oshiro s commentaryAt just 399 ueers Destroy Science Fiction is a great value and I highly recommend purchasing it ueers Destroy Horror a special issue of Nightmare will be out in October followed by a ueers Destroy Fantasy issue of Fantasy Magazine in December And in 2016 Lightspeed will beoing POC Destroy Science Fiction with guest editor Nalo Hopkinson Good short read I came across this while scrouging for some short story to pass time Better classified as under psychological genre than science fiction 45 stars not uite as amazing as Lightspeed s Women Destroy Science Fiction but only by a hair Some of my favorites of the original fiction John Chu s Influence Isolated Make Peace and Amal El Mohtar s Madeleine From the Flash Fiction Rubbing is Racing by Charles Payseur Helping Hand by Claudine Griggs and Sarah Pinsker s In the Dawns Between Hours I Basics of successful agriculture in the tropics definitely liked this anthology better than ueers Destroy Fantasy It feltiverse and fleshed outMy notes as I read Amal El Mohtar s book reviews were passionate and compassionate a winning mixture They almost won me over to try Elizabeth Bear s Karen Memory Almost because well I m not adding anything to my To read list before I bring it Regenerating Agriculture: Policies and Practice for Sustainability and Self Reliance down to 90 entries Ah wish me luck Cedar Rae Duke s essay Not Android Not Alien Not Accident Asexual and Agender in Science Fiction addresses an issue that I m very interested in Given that in theebate about sexuality I glide not so much along the female male or hetero homo axes but along the gender pronounced gender free one any exploration of characters and people for whom sexuality isn t a leading factor fascinates me I suppose this also explains the overall non sexual feel of my own writing and why some readers get frustrated wit. Chley Felicia Davin Rose Lemberg Jessica Yang KM Szpara Amal El Mohtar Tim Susman and Susan Jane Bigelow Plus we have original flash fiction from E Saxey Charles Payseur Claudine Griggs Stephen Cox Eliza Gauger Erica L Satifka Gabrielle Friesen Gabby Reed Shannon Peavey Sarah Pinsker Bogi Takács and JY Yang and reprints by RJ Edwards AMJ Hudson Raven Kaldera Rand B Lee and Geoff Ryman All that and we also have our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights along with our latest book review column and an assortment of nonfiction features plus than twenty personal essays from writers about their experiences being ueer reading and writing science fictio. ,


ueers Destroy Science FictionOriginally posted at while back I read the short story Pockets from Amal El Mohtar which was a very cool story and I have been keeping my eye out for another story to appear from her and this month in the special issue of ueers Destroy Science Fiction from Lightspeed Magazine wherein another one of her stories appeared MadeleineI read the store once and They Hear Me Crying Now! (The True Story of Child Abuse Continued) - Child Abuse True Stories didn t really know what to make of it feelings wise I read it Lightspeed is a very well known science fiction and fantasy magazine Even in science fiction supposedly the genre of limitless possibility where everyone is invited to the adventure minorities are often underrepresented Last year Lightspeed started theestroy science fiction series a yearly program focusing on underrepresented minorities to give them a voice and to see what they have to offer and to contribute to the genre In 2014 they focused on sci fi and women This year 2015 they focused on ueer authors and themes Next year they will focus on people of color While sci fi is considered by many the open of the literary genres heterosexual heteroromantic and cisgendered are considered the Mobilizing Islam default to the extent that everything else iseviation and must be eyed with suspicion But all science fiction is real science fiction Science fiction is vast and incredible fascinating in all its facets It is inclusive Science fiction is about people and ueer people no matter how they identify Gay lesbian bisexual BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) demisexual asexual pansexual intersex transgender genderfluid genderueer anyone who fits within the UILTBAG are a big part of that They always have been They are just sometimes harder to see So in the interests of visibility and breaking stuff ueers Destroy Science Fiction will show you just how wide the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity can really be This special all ueer issue features original science fiction short stories from many award winning authors includin John Chu Kate M Galey Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Chaz Brenchley Felicia Davin Rose Lemberg Jessica Yang KM Szpara Amal El Mohtar Tim Susman and Susan Jane Bigelow The issue also include an interesting assortment of author and artist spotlights interviews nonfiction features plus than twenty personal essays from writers about their experiences being ueer reading and writing science fictionA very interesting read looking forward reading the nextestroy issue Time to make some notes about this one so I can let my mother borrow itOriginal Shorts Sectionpg 69 We let a man name himself after his children after a country not relevant to any of them not true to any story of their lives We assert that names are changeable assignable at whim and then we attach unalterable value to thempg 273 The Tip of The Tongue by Felicia Davin reminds me of Fahrenheit 451pg 86 Felicia Davin bisexual Western MA scifi writer TBCpg 87 How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War by Rose Lemberg brilliant checkout of her workpg 95 Plant Children by Jessica Yang POC author creepy good some lovely prose passagespg 103 The yam leaves ever hardy continued to live on If yam leaves were people iyan though they would be boisterous uncles who wore suspenders over stained undershirts and spat fat globs of phlegm on the side of the roadpg 105 Nothing is Pixels Here by KM Sparza interesting use of Virtual Reality exploration of trans issues pg 115 author bio for KM Sparza local to Balti Masters in Theological Studies from Harvardpg 116 Madeline by Amal El Mohtar memory therapy loss allusions to Proustpg 116 artist Orion Zangarapg 130 author bio pg 131 Two By Two by Tim Sussman ueers some kind of apochlypse alt history family the CSA Confederate States of Americapg 145 author bio pg 157 Susan Jane Bigelow trans women author local to Northern CT TBC libertarianFlash Fiction Sectionpg 167 168 Helping Hand by Claudia Griggs space opera esue pg 172 bio Writing Center Director Hand by Claudia Griggs interesting space opera esue pg 172 Writing Center Director Rhode Island College and writes on transsexuals TBCpg 173 The Lamb Chop by Stephen Cox interesting alien transgressive love between 2 ueer udes since once is alien and one is not aliens control earthpg 177 biopg 178 Mama by Eliza Gauger beautiful prose strange flash fictionpg 180 Bucket List by Erica L Satifka concept bucket list before the singularity bi women with gender ueer spousepg 189 author bio of Gabby Reed idn t particularly like their story in the anthology but nevertheless seems intriguing ueer bisexual Filpin American writer poetry story in Beyond the ueer Sci Fi Fantasy Comic Anthology which I really must readpg 194 In the Dawn Between Hours by Sarah Pinsker sweet romantic time travel story with lesbianspg 197 author bio lives in Baltipg 198 Increasing Police Viability by Bogi Tak cs interesting take on security apparatus pg 201Bayes Theorem pg 201 author bio poetry writerReprint Fictionpg 215 blog ueer Book Clubpg 215 podcast HARK A Holiday Music Podcastpg 215 webcomic Riot Nrddpg 216 Red Run by AMJ Hudson life switchingpg 227 author bio track Alien Zookeeper's Abduction down her piece Motherlandpg 228 CyberFruit Swamp by Raven Kaldera I know him interesting but a bitated color chain to identify what you are and are looking for pg 229 trans terminologypg 240 author bio Raven could be on a ueer scifi and fantasy panel at TBCpg 241 The Sound of His Wings by Rand B Leepg 242 the sike and the simp pg 253 terminologypowers mutants and non mutants like Xmen or Heroes themes of identity originally published 1982pg 263 Author biopg 264 O Happy Day by Geoff Ryman lesbian separatism men killed except gay men who are used to kill the other men concentration camps surveillance interesting from a history of genre specific but stupid reductive gender existentialism still moving in placespg 292 author bioExcerpt ofSkin Folk I wanted to like this than I idpg 300 bioAuthor Spotlightspg 314 Bitter Waters and Being Small by Chaz Brenchleypg 317 Rose Lemberg talks about her concern in her writing with what happens when water is over also the impact of traumapg 319 mentions Sciegentasypg 320 mentions story Grandmother nai Leylit s Cloth of Winds in magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies and The Book of How to Live in Start a Revolutionand finally Geometries of Belonging also in Beneath Ceaseless Skiespg 327 Be on the look out for Docile a science romance of Belonging also in Beneath Ceaseless Skiespg 327 Be on the look out for Docile a science romance in a near future Balti City by KM Szparapg329 Find and read The Green Room by Amal El Mohtarpg 331 TV show to tryBlakes 7 and the accompanying podcast pg 342 book recs by RJ Edwards NevadaA Safe Girl to Lovepg 344 books recs by AMJ HudsonEverything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Clubpg 349 author spotlight by Rand B Lee mentions East Wind Communitypg 351 look out for Centaur Stationpg 351 Reviewer to watch out for their own work Arley SongArtist GalleryOrion Zangara pg 357Isabel Collier pg 357Steen pg 357pg 362 Afrofuturism in Aailyah music video We Need a Revolutionpg 364 agapeic romanceBook Re. 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 Even in science fiction supposedly the genre of limitless possibility where everyone is invited to the adventure heterosexual heteroromantic and cisgendered are considered the efault to the extent that everything else is Knocked Up by a Thug deviation and must be eyed with suspicion LIGHTSPEED was founded on the core idea that all science fiction is real science fiction The whol. Views June 2015 Friendship Chosen Family and ueer Communities by Amal El Mohtarpg 365 Archivist Wasp YA without a love triangle primary relationships friendshipspg 366 367 Karen Memoryiversity not forced or unusual Mary Robinette Kowal s principle of subtract homogeneity for the sake of realismOther Nonfictionpp 370 377 Interview with David Gerrold The Martian Child A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son also his nonfiction essay take African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861 down of Orson Scott Card s homophobia and on HugosI still need to read The Man Who Folded HimselfThat s how I feel about human beings We re allifferent we re all interesting and we re all monsters too each of us in own way I ve had the privileged of meeting of lots of people weird beautiful sane crazy The Logic of Self-Destruction damaged recovering sad ambitious foolish and even a couple of sociopaths as well And that stuff rubs off I have no idea what part of me rubs off onto other peopleLGBT people as monstersinfluential books on him City of Night The Front Runner Venus Plus XHis experience with Star Trek TNG and Star Trek New voyagesMoonstar OdysseyThe Martian Child A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a SonInterview by Mark Oshiropg 378 book mentioned The Stars Changepg 382 Jennifer Cross black ueer feminist nerd Outside the Box and Writing Ourselves Wholepg 383 Not Android Not Alien Not Accident Asexual and Agender in Science Fiction by Cedar Rae Dukepg 386 Star Trek TNG episode The Outcast commentary onpg 388 biopg 389 Diversity in the Ghetto The Marginalization of Modern Activism in Traditional Fandom by Pablo Miguel Alberto Vasuezpg 391 bio pg 393 ueers in a Strange Land by Amber Neko Meadoressay on Robert A Heinleinpg 397 bio film Night of the Living Catgirl Other Selves A Journey of Gender Fiction Discovery and HopePersonal Essayspg 408 Sandra Odell s essay mentions Hiromi GotoCharlie J Andrews and Nisi Shawl among otherspg 413 An Owomoyela asexual authorpg 415 Mark Oshiro see above mentions The Left Hand of Darkness which I totally still need to readpg 417 Science Fiction Has Always Been ueer by Sigrid Ellispg 418 bio ueers Dig Time Lordspg 419 Halfway in the Pool by James L Sutterbisexual representationpg 422 All That Glitters by Jill Seidenstein pg 424 bio twitter outseidepg 428 Jerome Stuart Be on the look out for his novel One Nation Under Gods website on religion in science fiction pg 429 The Fall of the Kings answer for whenid you first recognize yourself in a science fiction or fantasy novelpg 432 All Your Fic Are Belong to Us Wonderfully snarky essaypg 434 bio novella The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the ueen s Windowpg 435 Go Bisexual Space Rangers Go by Cecilia Tan TBChomosexuality in John Varleygroup marriages in Diane Duanepg 438 Drama Kid by Cecil Baldwinpg 439 bio narrator of Welcome to Nightvalepg 442 Confessions of a ueer Curator by Lynne M ThomasSmithielibrarian recommends Swordspoint Stratford Man seriespg 444 bio SUEECASTpg 445 Where Now Must I Go To Make A Home by Hal DuncanHal Duncanescapism v rescuismA little escapism s no bad thing but what I ve found in SF is something better Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era dubbed rescuism I think Utopiasystopias and heterotopias exploring the capacities of cultures for glorious The Alchemy of Opposites deviance from the normativepg 448 Destruction is What Creation Needs by Sunny MoraineScience fiction for me has always been about the erosion of constraints it s always been about flexibility transformation It s always been about building but also about movement within and outside of that building It s always been about constructing something and then smashing it apart to see what happens It s been about uestioning everything Changing everything if it s possible too sopg 448 bio live just outside DC TBC Line and Orbit A Brief History of the Future collected essays Websitepg 448 Sam Miller novelette We Are the Cloudwriter of color Lisa Bolekaja work through shit just 2 feel comfortable putting sentences on paper Some ays 1 sentence is a a miraclepg 448 biopg 452 Lisa Morton recommendsStarfarers pg 454 bio lives in DC TBCpg 457 Alyssa Wong Websitepg 461 must read Joanna Russpg 462 Everett Maroon trans The Unintentional Time Travelerpg 466 Minions Of The MoonChristopher Barzakpg 468 A Travelerpg 466 Minions of the MoonChristopher Barzakpg 468 A of ueer Imagination by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeamtalks about Willow on Buffyand Inventory by Carmen Maria Marchadopg 469 bio of essay writerpg 474 ueers Digging and Destroying by Michael Damien Thomasprobably my favorite of the bunch of personal essays biphobia within hetero and ueer communitiespg 476 author bioSpecial Issue Staff bios pg 495Seanan McGuire aka Mira GrantSteve BermanSigrid EllisMark OshiroWendy N WagnerCecil BaldwinArley Sorg linked elsewhere in reviewSandra Odell linked elsewhere in reviewJill Seidenstein linked elsewhere in reviewRahul Kanakia I m kind of isappointed in this anthology actually there were only two stories that stood out to me and I skipped through a few others because I just couldn t get into themThe two stories I really liked were Influenced Isolated Make Peace by John Chu and Trickier With Each Translation by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Both were very early in the anthology so maybe they raised my expectations and I m being unfair on the rest I on t know The collection of maybe they raised my expectations and I m being unfair on the rest I on t know The collection of were all worth a read She wonders at how change comes in like a thief in the night The Wrong Complexion for Protection dismantling our sense of self one bolt and screw at a time until all that s left of the person we think we are is a brokenoor hanging off a rusty hinge waiting for us to walk through I can t help but nod at how true this statement is Dealing with change is something we constantly battle with all the while being perplexed each and EVERY TIME WE NEVER LEARN DO time We never learn o narrative of story alternates between two ifferent styles just as the topic of the story apples in two ifferent versions of memories One version that projects the memories from the past in all its vividness and other the kind that erodes with each wave that washes ashore How will a woman Children of the Sun deal with both of these The setting of the story is well chosen a woman who signs up for a Alzheimer s clinical trial as a coping mechanism toeal with the Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing death of her Alzheimer s afflicted mother Therugs from the trial Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 drop her into a cauldron of her childhood memories giving her a chance to relive the best moments She looks for triggers to openoors to her memories to Witch-Hunt Narrative dive into hallucinations projected by her past But somewhere in her memories she meets a person she has never met in her life before A companion that she longs for in suchesolate times While her counsellor is convinced that she has imagined a non existant person to My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi deal with her loneliness even as the line between her projected hallucinations and reality start blurring Madeliene wants nothing than being lost in the bliss of camaraderie and love possibly Though I could easily guess who this person might be this. E point of this magazine is that science fiction is vast It is inclusive Science fiction is about people and ueer people no matter how they identify Gay lesbian bisexualemisexual asexual pansexual intersex transgender genderfluid genderueer anyone who fits within the UILTBAG are a big part of that They always have been They're just sometimes harder to see So in the interests of visibility and breaking stuff ueers Destroy Science Fiction will show you just how wide the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity can really be This special all ueer issue features original science fiction short stories from John Chu Kate M Galey Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Chaz Bren.