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About Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
She lives in Texas with her partner and two literarily-named cats - Gimli and Don Quixote. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program.
She also created and coordinates the annual Art & Words Collaborative Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
Bonnie is represented by Connor Goldsmith at Fuse Literary.
Visit her online at bonniejostufflebeam.com or on Twitter @BonnieJoStuffle
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Even in science fiction, supposedly the genre of limitless possibility, where everyone is invited to the adventure, heterosexual, heteroromantic, and cisgendered are considered the default, to the extent that everything else is "deviation," and must be eyed with suspicion.
LIGHTSPEED was founded on the core idea that all science fiction is real science fiction. The whole point of this magazine is that science fiction is vast. It is inclusive. Science fiction is about people, and queer people, no matter how they identify [Gay, lesbian, bisexual, demisexual, asexual, pansexual, intersex, transgender, genderfluid, genderqueer--anyone who fits within the QUILTBAG], 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, Queers Destroy Science Fiction! will show you just how wide the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity can really be.
This special all-queer issue features original science fiction short stories from John Chu, Kate M. Galey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Chaz Brenchley, Felicia Davin, Rose Lemberg, Jessica Yang, K.M. 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 more than twenty personal essays from writers about their experiences being queer reading and writing science fiction.
This month, we present our special anniversary issue, Women Destroy Science Fiction!, an all-science fiction extravaganza entirely written—and edited!—by women.
Guest-edited by long-time LIGHTSPEED assistant editor Christie Yant, our Women Destroy Science Fiction! Issue contains eleven all-new, original science fiction short stories, plus four short story reprints, a novella reprint, and for the first time ever, an array of fifteen flash fiction stories. In addition to all that goodness, we also have more than two dozen personal essays by women talking about their experiences reading and writing science fiction, plus seven in-depth nonfiction articles.
Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you in this special issue:
Original science fiction by Seanan McGuire, N.K. Jemisin, Charlie Jane Anders, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Kris Millering, Heather Clitheroe, Rhonda Eikamp, Gabriella Stalker, Elizabeth Porter Birdsall, and K.C. Norton.
Original flash fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ellen Denham, Samantha Murray, Holly Schofield, Cathy Humble, Emily Fox, Tina Connolly, Effie Seiberg, Marina J. Lostetter, Rhiannon Rasmussen, Sarah Pinsker, Kim Winternheimer, Anaid Perez, Katherine Crighton, and Vanessa Torline.
Reprints by Alice Sheldon (a/k/a James Tiptree, Jr.), Eleanor Arnason, Maria Romasco Moore, Tananarive Due, and a novella reprint by Maureen F. McHugh.
Nonfiction articles by Pat Murphy, Stina Leicht, Tracie Welser, plus a roundtable interview by Mary Robinette Kowal with Ursula K. Le Guin, Pat Cadigan, Ellen Datlow, and Nancy Kress, and a feature interview with comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick by Jennifer Willis. Our cover for this issue is brand-new art from Galen Dara, who also conducted our artist showcase interview this month.
Personal Essays by Seanan McGuire, E. Catherine Tobler, Brooke Bolander, Marissa Lingen, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, O.J. Cade, Anne Charnock, Cheryl Morgan, Pat Murphy, Sheila Finch, Kat Howard, Amy Sterling Casil, Nancy Jane Moore, Liz Argall, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Anaea Lay, Helena Bell, Stina Leicht, Jude Griffin, Gail Marsella, DeAnna Knippling, Georgina Kamsika, Sandra Wickham, Kristi Charish, Rachel Swirsky, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Juliette Wade, and Kameron Hurley.
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This Mutant Life: Bad Company is the second anthology in the series, and turns its focus to the darker side of the superhuman world. The 21 stories introduce the reader to the lives of ancient beings who have walked among us for centuries; teenage runaways taken under the wing of vigilantes; and other mutants who walk the fine line between light and shade.
Jean Roberta, M. Bennardo, Melissa Moorer, Susan Jane Bigelow, Ruthanna Emrys, Ken Liu, Darcie Little Badger, Seanan McGuire, Shannon Connor Winward, Nicola Griffith, B R Sanders, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sarah L. Byrne, Vivien Jackson, Annabeth Leong, Stacia Seaman, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Seth Dickinson, Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Table of Contents
· Coming of Age in A Visual World by Ajapa Sharma
· Ruin Marble by Arkady Martine
· Datsue-Ba by Eliza Chan
· The Tailings by Brian Daniel Green
· Champollion’s Foot by Haris A. Durrani
· Instructions for Astronauts by Michael Janairo
· Three Poems by Ingrid Jendrzejewski
· family (a form somehow must) by Gwynne Garfinkle
· How to build a woman, sodden flowered and strong by Hester J. Rook
· The Santa Monica Prophecies: A Collaborative Triptych by Layla Al-Bedawi, Holly Lyn Walrath & Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
· Her Broken Shadow: How I Made a Science-Fiction Feature Film in East Africa by Dilman Dila
· From the Ruins of the Quake by Ashim Shakya
· An Indian Architecture Student’s Art Journal by Ashish Mathew Mammen
· Two Visual Poems by Holly Lyn Walrath
· Robots, Ghosts, and Dreams: Some Preoccupations of World SF by Rachel Cordasco
· Aliens with a Human Face: The Human-like Non-Humans of Doctor Who by Urna Mukherjee
· Asian Monsters, Edited by Margrét Helgadóttir by Ajapa Sharma
· The Collected Poems of Bruce Boston: Dark Roads and Brief Encounters With My Third Eye by Salik Shah
Edited by Salik Shah and Ajapa Sharma
Introduction by Neil Clarke
The Weight of a Blessing by Aliette de Bodard
The Urashima Effect by E. Lily Yu
The Battle of Candle Arc by Yoon Ha Lee
A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones by Genevieve Valentine
(To See the Other) Whole Against the Sky by E. Catherine Tobler
The Last Survivor of the Great Sexbot Revolution by A.C. Wise
Gravity by Erzebet YellowBoy
Vacant Spaces by Greg Kurzawa
Tachy Psyche by Andy Dudak
Pockets Full of Stones by Vajra Chandrasekera
Across the Terminator by David Tallerman
Your Final Apocalypse by Sandra McDonald
Shepherds by Greg Kurzawa
Soulcatcher by James Patrick Kelly
Cry of the Kharchal by Vandana Singh
England under the White Witch by Theodora Goss
Aquatica by Maggie Clark
Melt With You by Emily C. Skaftun
Driftings by Ian McDonald
Everything Must Go by Brooke Wonders
Sweet Subtleties by Lisa L Hannett
The Wanderers by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Variations on Bluebeard and Dalton's Law Along the Event Horizon by Helena Bell
I Tell Thee All, I Can No More by Sunny Moraine
This is Why We Jump by Jacob Clifton
Free-Fall by Graham Templeton
No Portraits on the Sky by Kali Wallace
The Wisdom of Ants by Thoraiya Dyer
One Flesh by Mark Bourne and Elizabeth Bourne
Found by Alex Dally MacFarlane
Mar Pacifico by Greg Mellor
86, 87, 88, 89 by Genevieve Valentine
(R + D) /I = M by E. Catherine Tobler
Annex by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
The Promise of Space by James Patrick Kelly
Effigy Nights by Yoon Ha Lee
About the Authors
The complete first year of GlitterShip Magazine.
In these pages, you'll find characters who transcend space and time: resistance fighters, superheroes, magicians, artists, technicians, robots, lovers, faeries, thieves, sailors—and even one righteously pissed-off Cinderella.
Collecting the more than 30 stories that have previously appeared in GlitterShip, this anthology shows that the worlds of LGBTQ science fiction and fantasy are vast and magical. A mix of established, award-winning authors and new writers you've been waiting to meet, GlitterShip brings you a variety of voices to read and enjoy.
Table of Contents
"And Out of the Strong Came Forth Sweetness" by Lisa Nohealani Morton
"A Thing with Teeth" by Nino Cipri
"Skeletons" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
"Just a Little Spice Will Do" by Andrew Wilmot
"Increasing Police Visibility" by Bogi Takács
"Je me souviens" by Su J. Sokol
"Love Over Glass, Skin Under Glass" by Penny Stirling
"King Tide" by Alison Wilgus
"The End of the World in Five Dates" by Claire Humphrey
"Sooner than Gold" by Cory Skerry
"Minghun: Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 5" by Amy Sisson
"All That Fairy Tale Crap" by Rachel Swirsky
"Ordinary Souls" by K.M. Szpara
"Sugar" by Cat Rambo
"Swan-Brother" by Gabriel Murray
"Ulder" by Vajra Chandrasekera
"Learned People" by Chelsea Eckert
"Eureka!" by Nick Mamatas
"The Sewell Home for the Temporally Displaced" by Sarah Pinsker
"City of Chimeras" by Richard Bowes
"Stalemate" by Rose Lemberg
"Into the Nth Dimension" by David D. Levine
"Bonsaiships of Venus" by Kate Heartfield
"How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps" by A. Merc Rustad
"The Face of Heaven So Fine" by Kat Howard
"Lamia Victoriana" by Tansy Rayner Roberts
"Straw and Gold" by Kate O'Connor
"The True Alchemist" by Sonya Taaffe
"And the Blood of Dead Gods Will Mark the Score" by Gary Kloster
"Her Last Breath Before Waking" by A.C. Wise
"This Shall Serve as a Demarcation" by Bogi Takács
"They Jump Through Fires" by Gabriela Santiago
"Sarah's Child" by Susan Jane Bigelow
"Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon" by Ken Liu