This month Lightspeed Magazine is doing a “Women Destroy Science Fiction” issue, packed with excellent science fiction short stories. “Each to Each” by Seanan McGuire is a standout. Gender, mermaids, and undersea biology are explored in a very engaging story. It’s available as text and an audio narration by Janis Ian. Check out all the great stories, but definitely don’t miss this one.
“The space is tight, confined, unyielding; it is like living inside a coral reef, trapped by the limits of our own necessary shells. We are constantly envious of those who escape its limitations, and we fear for them at the same time, wishing them safe return to the reef, where they can be kept away from all the darkness and predations of the open sea.”