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 for people—all kinds of people, no matter where they’re from or what they look like.

The People of Colo(u)r Destroy special issues exist to relieve a brokenness in the genre that’s been enabled time and time again by favoring certain voices and portrayals of particular characters. We’re bringing together a mix of all-POC editorial and creative voices from around the globe to present science fiction that is colored by the nuances of culture, race, and history. It’s science fiction for our present time—but most of all, our future.

Funded by another amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign, the People of Colo(u)r Destroy projects are our way of celebrating the work of POC creators in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Once again, we’re presenting special issues of LIGHTSPEED, NIGHTMARE, and FANTASY magazines entirely edited, written, and illustrated by the best POC minds in the business, including Nalo Hopkinson & Kristine Ong Muslim (Guest Editors, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction!), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Guest Editor, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!), and Daniel José Older (Guest Editor, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy!) and dozens of other familiar names.

Enjoy the destruction.