Story sale to QDSF!

I am absolutely thrilled to report that I’ve sold a full-length story, “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War,” to Seanan McGuire for Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Lightspeed. It will be my first appearance in Lightspeed. The fiction lineup for QDSF! has just been announced!

“How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War” is a story about two interstellar veterans in the Bay Area. It’s inspired by very real stories of “Greyhound therapy,” a custom of sending the homeless and/or mentally ill one-way to California on Greyhound buses. I first learned about this while living in Berkeley, CA. This practice is, unfortunately, still ongoing.

The story is dedicated to Bogi Tak√°cs. E’s not the first person to encourage me to write more science fiction, but usually these attempts are unsuccessful. Not in this case. I am also grateful to Lisa M. Bradley, whose words of encouragement carried me through the writing of this story.

Bogi emself will have a flash piece in QDSF! and I am very happy about that, too. This is a fabulous lineup.

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  1. […] The Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Special issue of Lightspeed Magazine is out and available for purchase with new stories, flash, non-fiction articles, and interviews. My full-length short story, “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War,” is available as an exclusive ebook/print content. I also have an author spotlight in this issue! (Some info about the story). […]

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R.B. Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, and other awards.

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