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Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction

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 c... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781590210055
Barcode 9781590210055
Published 1 May 2012 by Lethe Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Mandelo, Brit
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ISBN-13 9781590210055
ISBN-10 1590210050
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Lethe Press
Imprint Lethe Press
Publication Date 1 May 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Mandelo, Brit
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, American, Gender identity, Fantasy fiction, American
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.08762083
Catalogue Code 692753

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror) 2013
NZ Review ''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

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