Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction
Speculative fiction is the literature of questions, of challenges and imagination, and what better to question than the ways in which gender and sexuality have been rigidly defined, partitioned off, put in little boxes? These seventeen stories explore the ways in which identity can go beyond... show more
Speculative fiction is the literature of questions, of challenges and imagination, and what better to question than the ways in which gender and sexuality have been rigidly defined, partitioned off, put in little boxes? These seventeen stories explore the ways in which identity can go beyond binary from space colonies to small college towns, from angels to androids, and from a magical past to other worlds entirely, the authors in this collection have brought to life wonderful tales starring people who proudly define (and redefine) their own genders, sexualities, identities, and so much else in between. Featuring the following stories: ''Sea of Cortez'' by Sandra McDonald / ''Eye of the Storm'' by Kelley Eskridge / ''Fisherman'' by Nalo Hopkinson / ''Pirate Solutions'' by Katie Sparrow / ''A Wild and a Wicked Youth'' by Ellen Kushner / ''Prosperine When it Sizzles'' by Tansy Roberts / ''The Faery Cony-Catcher'' by Delia Sherman / ''Palimpsest'' by Catherynne M. Valente / ''Another Coming'' by Sonya Taaffe / ''Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot'' by Claire Humphrey / ''The Ghost Party'' by Richard Larson / ''Bonehouse'' by Keffy R. M. Kehrli / ''Sex with Ghosts'' by Sarah Kanning / ''Spoiling Veena'' by Keyan Bowes / ''Self-Reflection'' by Tobi Hill-Meyer / ''The Metamorphosis Bud'' by Liu Wen Zhuang / ''Schrodinger's Pussy'' by Terra LeMay
Publish date: May 2012
Publisher: Lethe Press
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Series: Riverside Series
Is expecting a book subtitled "Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction" to provide speculative fiction stories about genderqueer characters too much to ask for? Apparently so, if this collection is any indication. It's not that I didn't enjoy any of the stories. It's that almost none of t...
Sea of Cortez: 4/5Eye of the Storm: 5/5Fisherman: 4/5Pirate Solutions: 2/5"A Wild and Wicked Youth:" 3/5Prosperine When it Sizzles: 4/5The Faerie Cony-Catcher: 4/5Palimpsest: 3/5Another Coming: 4/5Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot: 3/5The Ghost Party: 3/5Boneh...