Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Lethe Press
Publish Date
Pages
276
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.62 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781590210055

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About the Author

Brit Mandelo is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose primary fields of interest are speculative fiction, feminism, and queer literature, especially when the three coincide. Her work - fiction, nonfiction, poetry; she wears a lot of hats - has been featured in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Tor.com, and Ideomancer. She also writes regularly for Tor.com and has several column series there, including "Queering SFF" and the ongoing "Reading Joanna Russ," which explores Russ's oeuvre book by book. She is also the editor of Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction.

Reviews

''Mandelo's introduction explains, 'Non-binary identities and expressions are often marginalized; our voices are silenced, our identities are effaced, and our stories go untold.' Defying that trend of oppression, the narrative voices of these 17 stories are loud and strong. ''Fisherman'' by Nalo Hopkinson, a deeply intimate story about a 'mannish woman' visiting a brothel, questions notions of socially acceptable relationships. Sandra McDonald's poignant ''Sea of Cortez'' explores covert sexuality on board a navy ship during WWII. ''Schrodinger's Pussy'' by Terra LeMay is a love letter of sorts that illuminates what it means to be human, regardless of gender or sexual preference. These and other stellar stories from Catherynne M. Valente, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, and Tansy Rayner Roberts will inspire writers, delight and satisfy readers who are already familiar with fluid gender identities, and leave newly enlightened readers determined to make the world more welcoming.'' --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Some of these pieces are truly strange. Some are delicious romps. But in the end this is the rarest of anthologies: the sum is greater than its parts. Read it. Read it all.'' --Nicola Griffith, multiple award-winning author and editor