Need more suggestions for summer reads? Have some of your own?

With the start of June there seem to be many lists popping up of noteworthy books for this start of the summer reading season. Here are some of the links I happened to notice today.

June Books to Watch Out For, via The New Yorker

40 SF/Fantasy Books to Read in June 2014, via Buzzfeed

Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s SF/Fantasy Picks for June, via Tor.com

Aside from the first link, this is speculative-genre-heavy. Anyone come across other good lists, or have a title that you’re particularly excited about?

Women Destroy Science Fiction!

I am very excited about Lightspeed Magazine’s special June issue: Women Destroy Science Fiction!

“It could be said that women invented science fiction; after all, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel. Yet some readers seem to have this funny idea that women don’t, or can’t, write science fiction. Some have even gone so far as to accuse women of destroying science fiction with their girl cooties. So to help prove how silly that notion is, LIGHTSPEED’s June 2014 issue is a Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue and has a guest editor at the helm.

The issue features original fiction by Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, N.K. Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, and many more. All together there’s more than 180,000 words of material, including: 11 original short stories, 15 original flash fiction stories, 4 short story reprints and a novella reprint, 7 nonfiction articles, and 28 personal essays by women about their experiences reading and writing science fiction.”

Read the complete table of contents here.

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