Happy Valentine's Day!
Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about something awesome and not depressing.
Since you're reading this blog, I have a feeling you like science fiction. I also have a feeling you may be a woman, or you may enjoy reading women writers. If these things sound like you, then have I got an awesome Kickstarter for your awesome face!
Lightspeed Magazine, one of the premier online magazines for original science fiction and fantasy, has just hit over $40,000 for their Kickstarter to print an issue of their magazine with stories and editing done only by women. If that doesn't make you stand up and shout, I don't know what's wrong with you.
"Women Destroy Science Fiction" was based off a rant posted on the internet (of course) blaming women for the downfall of traditionally male-centric science fiction. Lightspeed has gone on to show that women are amazing writers and are making science fiction better. Nothing shows that better than the outpouring of support for the Kickstarter.
Though they only asked for $5,000, the fund has gone on to bust through all of their stretch goals. Not satisfied with just destroying science fiction, they are also going on to release women-only issued that will destroy horror and fantasy.
There are twenty seven hours left in the Women Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter. For the low price of $5 (less than a latte!) you can get all three special destroy editions AND three extra issues of Lightspeed magazine. You need this. Get in on the ground floor, give some hard working women your money and enjoy some AWESOME fiction.
Didn't you hear me? TWENTY SEVEN HOURS! Kickstarter uses Amazon for check out, this is literally the EASIEST thing you can buy in the world. Go do it. Five bucks. Give yourself your own Valentine's Day gift.