Scheherazade's Facade

Scheherazade's Facade

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by Michael M. Jones, Tanith Lee, Sarah Rees Brennan, Aliette De Bodard
     
 
“For starters, honey, I don't believe in Hell--that's just some old man's way of telling me reasons why I can't be me. Like “biology is destiny” means I have to be a boy.”
-- “Lady Marmalade’s Special Place in Hell” by David Sklar

There have always been stories of those willing to blur or transcend the

Overview

“For starters, honey, I don't believe in Hell--that's just some old man's way of telling me reasons why I can't be me. Like “biology is destiny” means I have to be a boy.”
-- “Lady Marmalade’s Special Place in Hell” by David Sklar

There have always been stories of those willing to blur or transcend the traditional gender roles. Some do it out of necessity, others are merely embracing their true selves. Sometimes it’s for fun, other times survival. Every culture has their gender benders, their cross-dressers, their rule breakers. From Bugs Bunny to Mulan, Alanna of Trebond to Klinger, our folk heroes and cultural icons push boundaries and challenge expectations.

In Scheherazade’s Façade, twelve of today’s most intriguing authors spin tales of magic, mystery, self-discovery and adventure, each with a twist. In these pages you’ll find shape-shifting dragons, triumphant drag queens, tragic selkies, lost princes and would-be warriors. You’ll find star-crossed lovers and mysterious travelers, cross-dressers and gender bending heroes of all sorts.

Featuring all-new fantasy and urban fantasy from Tanith Lee, Sarah Rees Brennan, Tiffany Trent, Aliette de Bodard, Alma Alexander, David Sklar, Melissa Mead, C.S. MacCath, Paolo Chikiamco, Sunny Moraine, Lyn C.A. Gardner, and Shanna Germain.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Gender is flexible and surprising in 12 stories of characters transformed by the trappings of a different sex. [...] While the stories vary in quality, each one is guaranteed to make the reader question the roles and qualities often assigned to gender and sex. Jones (also a PW reviewer) provides a strong start for Circlet’s new Gressive imprint of works that explore outside the gender binary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015912272
Publisher:
Circlet Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
207
File size:
2 MB

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Scheherazade's Facade 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This "review" is to refute the complaint below. The person in question received their book some days after posting that review, and has thus been fulfilled. If you order this book through Barnes and Noble, you will get it without any problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd dearly love to be able to fully review this book. However, despite being a Kickstarter supporter, where this anthology originated, I never received any of the rewards promised to me at the level I backed the project. That means, I never got my promised copy of the book. That means, as far as I know, NO ONE who pledged at the physical book level ever got their copies. We were to have received our copies BEFORE the general release to the public. We did not. The person running the Kickstarter project kept saying it was the publisher who was delaying the sending of the books. However, it's now a good 6 months past the estimated delivery date and a good 10 months since the project was funded and I have absolutely nothing to show for it. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. To say that this has ruined Kickstarter for me and makes it so I will ONLY support authors I know from here on out, is also an understatement. I will never buy a book by this author or support him in any way ever again.