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Author: Christie Yant Narrator: Cassandra de Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Grover Gardner, Jamye Grant, Jonathan L. Howard, John Allen Nelson, Bahni Turpin, Molly Underwood, Judy Young Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781504665308
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Guest-edited by longtime Lightspeed assistant editor Christie Yant, Women Destroy Science Fiction! contains eleven original science fiction short stories, four short-story reprints, a novella reprint, and for the first time ever, an array of flash fiction stories.

This special issue includes

  • 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;
  • Reprints by Alice Sheldon (a.k.a. James Tiptree Jr.), Eleanor Arnason, Maria Romasco Moore, Tananarive Due, and Maureen F. McHugh; and
  • 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.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “The reigning king of the anthology world.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, praise for John Joseph Adams

  • “It’s more than just an extra-large and particularly great issue of an already good magazine. It’s a master class on all the ways in which women are writing—and have written—some of the best science fiction available…In destroying it, women are creating a larger space for themselves within science fiction, one filled with their voices, dreams, experiences and realities.”

    NPR

  • “This collection grew out of a special project of Lightspeed magazine that drew submissions from more than a thousand women. The audio edition is composed of fictional stories written for the project or selected for reprint. This impressive group of professional narrators has styles as diverse as the stories. Most present more than one story; a number of them combine to form the casts for two pieces. The narrators are well matched to their stories—whether they tell the tale of a sculptor in a spaceship, a genetically modified soldier, a futuristic burglar, or some other character in a unique world and situation.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the 2015 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

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About the Author

Christie Yant is a science fiction and fantasy writer, and assistant editor for Lightspeed Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in many anthologies and magazines including Armored, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and China’s Science Fiction World. Her work has also been long-listed for storySouth’s Million Writers Award. Christie lives on the central coast of California with two writers, an editor, and assorted four-legged nuisances.

About the Narrators

Harlan Ellison (1934–2018) wrote and edited more than 120 books and more than 1,700 stories, essays, and articles, as well as dozens of screenplays and teleplays. He won the Hugo award nine times, the Nebula award three times, the Bram Stoker award six times (including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996), the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice, the Georges Méliès Fantasy Film Award twice, and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writer’s union. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2006.

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Jamye Méri Grant attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas, where she was a Presidential Scholar and the recipient of the prestigious YoungArts award. She studied theater arts at Pepperdine University and has acted in numerous theater performances, as well as in film and television.

Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer game industry since the early 1990s, with titles such as the Broken Sword series to his credit. He is author of the Johannes Cabal series, as well as the YA novels Katya’s World and Katya’s War. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughter.

John Allen Nelson’s critically acclaimed roles on television’s 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.