All sorts of good things are being said about Queers Destroy Science Fiction! GLBT Reviews, in a discussion on LGBT being in science fiction and fantasy, says “A notable current example of this ongoing dialogue between readers, critics, authors and the planetary public is “Queers Destroy Science Fiction,” the special June 2015 issue of the digital magazine, Lightspeed.”
We made Nino Cipri’s summer reading list, too! “There are too many amazing stories in here to name, and I’m entirely biased, because I’m friends with a good number of people on the T.O.C. Just buy it and read it. It’s fantastic.”
QDSF and People of Color Destroy Science Fiction gets some love in the Cabbages and Kings podcast.
And last but not least, Alyssa Wong wrote a beautiful introspective on On the Cost of Being Out: What Being Part of QDSF/H/F Means to Me. “So I just want to say to you—if you submitted a story to the Queers Destroy! special series, regardless of whether or not it was chosen for publication in these particular issues of Lightspeed or Nightmare, I am so, so grateful to you and proud of your bravery. Thank you for putting your work out there, and please continue to do so. The QDSF/H/F series is about honoring the truth of our and our works’ existence. IT’s about highlighting the contributions of an important demographic in SFF, past and present. It’s a celebration of what we love: damn good speculative fiction in its many evolutions. It is by us, for us, for everyone, opening up space and highlighting voices of marginalized people. It declares, This identity is not something that you should have to hide. There isn’t anything wrong with it. “