Cutting Edges; Or, A Web of Women

Once upon a time in a decadent state in the Pacific Northwest, a group of women tried to put an end to sexual violence. This is the story of their glorious failure. Sound like a fairy tale? It is. But if we want to change our lives, we have to change the myths.

Meet Ruth Nestvold

Ruth Nestvold has published widely in science fiction and fantasy, her fiction appearing in such markets as Asimov’s, F&SF, Baen’s Universe, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction. Her work has been nominated for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Sturgeon Awards. In 2007, the Italian translation of her novella “Looking Through Lace” won the “Premio Italia” award for best international work. Since 2012, she’s been concentrating her efforts on self-publishing rather than traditional publishing, although she does still occasionally sell a story the old-fashioned way. She maintains a web site at and blogs at