Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

by K. M. Szpara (Editor)

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There are fantastical stories with actual transgender characters, some for whom that is central and others for whom that isn't. And there are stories without transgender characters, but with metaphors and symbolism in their place, genuine expressions of self through such speculative fiction tropes as shapeshifting and programming. Transgender individuals see themselves in transformative characters, those outsiders, before seeing themselves as human protagonists. Those feelings are still valid. But though the stories involve transformation and outsiders, sometimes the change is one of self-realization. This anthology will be a welcome read for those who are ready to transcend gender through the lens of science fiction, fantasy, and other works of imaginative fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590216170
Publisher: Lethe Press
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Series: Transcendent , #1
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 1,180,745
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

In the best of all timelines, K.M. Szpara lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with their black cat and miniature poodle. He has a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, which they totally uses at his day job as a paralegal. On nights and weekends, Kelly advances the queer agenda by writing science fiction and fantasy novels. Their short fiction appears in Lightspeed, Shimmer, and Glittership.

Table of Contents

"The Shape of My Name" by Nino Cipri "into the waters I rode down" by Jack Hollis Marr "Everything Beneath You" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam "Contents of Care Package to Etsath-tachri, Formerly Ryan Andrew Curran (Human English Translated to Sedrayin) by Holly Heisey "The Petals Abide" by Benjanun Sriduangkaew "Treasure Acre" by Everett Maroon "Splitskin" by E. Catherine Tobler "The Need for Overwhelming Sensation" by Bogi Takács "The Scaper's Muse" by B.R. Sanders "The Librarian's Dilemma" by E. Saxey "Chosen" by Margarita Tenser "Where Monsters Dance" by A. Merc Rustad "Be Not Unequally Yolked" by Alexis A. Hunter "The Thing on the Cheerleading Squad" by Molly Tanzer "Kin, Painted" by Penny Stirling

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