They Destroyed It! Women Destroy Science Fiction Update

In an amazing 30 days, the Women Destroy Science Fiction kickstarter campaign shattered their original fundraising goal by over 1,000%.


The project hit every stretch goal and has gone on to enact destruction plans for horror AND fantasy with editors Ellen Datlow and Cat Rambo, as well as another special issue, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, with editor Seannan McGuire.

Read our kickoff interview with WDSF editor Christie Yant.

Fran Wilde writes science fiction and fantasy. Her first novel, Updraft (Tor, 2015) is called 'Soaring' by Publishers' Weekly and Barnes & Noble SFF blog, while NPR Books says it was "one of the most original fantasy novels I've read this year." Her next novel, Cloudbound releases in September. Fran's short stories appear at Asimov's, Nature, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and She writes for publications including The Washington Post, SFSignal,, Clarkesworld,, and She can also program digital minions, tie most of the sailor's knot board, and re-load a fountain pen without spattering herself with ink (usually). She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their tween-minecraft fanatic / book addict / budding Scratch programmer.