Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction

by Brit Mandelo
Release date: May 2012
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, anthology

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.


"Sea of Cortez" by Sandra McDonald
"Eye of the Storm" by Kelley Eskridge
"Fisherman" by Nalo Hopkinson
"Pirate Solutions" by Katherine Sparrow
"A Wild and a Wicked Youth" by Ellen Kushner
"Prosperine When It Sizzles" by Tansy Rayner Roberts
"The Faerie 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

(updated 2018-12-07)

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