Editorial

Personal Essays Introduction

And so it is. Disabled People officially join Women, Queers, and People of Color currently destroying science fiction. Why, oh, why are we ever bound to destroy that which we love most?  Disabled folks love science fiction, did you know that? This personal essay section exists purely because we love science fiction. Because disabled authors […]

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The Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Manifesto

Destroy. That’s the brief of this issue. Destroy science fiction. Why? Because disabled people have been discarded from the narrative, cured, rejected, villainized. We’ve been given few options for our imaginations to run wild within the parameters of an endless sky. This issue destroys those narratives and more. As with the previous Destroy projects (Women, […]

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Reprints Introduction

The easiest part of being Reprints Editor is knowing that other editors have loved all the submissions, and each one has passed that first (or second or third) set of eyes before it came to me. It’s also the hardest part. So many wonderful stories. So much lovely writing, strong characterization, ingenious worldbuilding. And I […]

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Fiction Introduction

Disabled people are here, now. We are everywhere. Based off the media we encounter and consume, that might not be readily apparent. The system fails us. Our bodies and our persons are so often misrepresented, shut down, shut out. Our stories are so rarely told. When we put up the call for submissions for Disabled […]

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Poetry Introduction

I am multiply marginalized: I am a person of color; I am queer; I am nonbinary; I am disabled. So it’s not surprising that I talk about marginalization and identity a lot, as they affect my life in big and small ways. The common thread that appears in discussions I have within various communities about […]

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Nonfiction Introduction

The notes that I wrote myself when I started the journey of editing Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction are clear. The words I gave myself were about envisioning a future free from eugenics, about confronting the implicit biases of our genre, and I’m pleased to say the authors in the nonfiction section have torn those […]

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