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Beyond binary : genderqueer and sexually fluid speculative fiction

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction BEYOND Binary
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  BEYOND Binary
 
 
 
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Location Collection Status
CLP - Squirrel Hill Science Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Science Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
Sea of Cortez / Sandra McDonald
Eye of the storm / Kelly Eskridge
Fisherman / Nalo Hopkinson
Pirate solutions / Katherine Sparrow
"A wild and a wicked youth" / Ellen Kushner
Prosperine when it sizzles / Tansy Rayner Roberts
The faerie cony-catcher / Delia Sherman
Palimpsest / Catherynne M. Valente
Another coming / Sonya Taafe
Breaking collegiate presents an all-female production of Waiting for Godot / Claire Humphrey
The ghost party / Richard Larson
Bonehouse / Keffy R. M. Kehrli
Sex with ghosts / Sarah Kanning
Spoiling Veena / Keyan Bowes
Self-reflection / Tobi Hill-Meyer
The metamorphosis bud / Liu Wen Zhuang
SchroŐądinger's pussy / Terra LeMay.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly 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. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gender identity -- Fiction.
Science fiction, American.
Fantasy fiction, American.
Publisher Maple Shade, NJ :Lethe Press,2012
Contributors Mandelo, Brit.
Language English
Description 267 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781590210055 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1590210050 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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