Even though I really should have waited until after payday, I spent money on two awesome science fiction/fantasy publications today, surprising no one who knows me.
The first is Lightspeed magazine’s June 2014 special anniversary issue, Women Destroy Science Fiction, which is entirely written and edited by women. I first heard about it back when the Kickstarter campaign to fund it did so extraordinarily well. I didn’t know it was out until I was driving to the doctor’s office this morning, when I heard Tansy Rayner Roberts enthusing about the finished work on a recent Galactic Suburbia podcast. I haven’t had enough time to read it yet, obviously, but I’m really looking forward to reading it once the blog challenge in July is over. It’s available in print or as an ebook with prices starting at just $3.99.
The second project I got involved with is the Uncanny Magazine Year One Kickstarter campaign. I’m super excited about it! Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are launching a new professional online SFF magazine called Uncanny. The list of folks who are involved with Uncanny is right up my alley: Paul Cornell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Liu, Catherynne M. Valente, E. Lily Yu, Jim C. Hines, Kameron Hurley, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky, and Deborah Stanish. Wow! And those are just some of the talented people who are going to be published in the first issues of Uncanny or work on its planned podcast. As of this writing, they have already raised $10,000 dollars. They need just $16,000 more in the next 29 days to be funded. Check out their project video for some more details about the magazine.
I encourage you to throw Uncanny a few bucks if you can. It looks like it’s going to be a great magazine.
Happy reading, everyone!