Heiresses of Russ offers readers in one volume the best lesbian-themed tales of the fantastical, weird and otherworldly, published during the prior year. Editors JoSelle Vanderhooft (Sleeping Beauty, Indeed and Other Stories) and Steve Berman (the Wilde Stories series) read countless books, periodicals, and webzines to collect a range of talers--from new voices as well as award-winning authors--that celebrate the spirit of Russ's fiction: stories of sorceresses and spectral women, lost daughters and sisters of myth. The transformative power of the written word becomes magic and tests the boundaries of gender, identity and a woman's dreams.
Table of Contents"Ghost of a Horse Under a Chandelier" by Georgina Bruce
"Storyville 1910" by Jewelle Gomez
"Her Heart Would Surely Break in Two" by Michelle Labbé'
"Black Eyed Susan" by Esther Garber / Tanith Lee
"Thimbleriggery and Fledglings" by Steve Berman
"The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window" by Rachel Swirsky
"The Children of Cadmus" by Ellen Kushner
"The Guest" by Zen Cho
"Rabbits" by Csilla Kleinheincz
"The Egyptian Cat" by Catherine Lundoff
"World War III Doesn't Last Long" by Nora Olsen
"The Effluent Engine" by N.K. Jemisin