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3.7.17

Fionn O'Shea (ed.)

2017    (Self-published)

3.7.17 was a concept zine where Fionn O'Shea asked people to write about what they did on July 3rd. Fionn chose this date because he thought it was a defining battle of the Goths and the Romans, but he got the date wrong so it is entirely arbitrary. People from all over the world contributed to this zine and he likes it a lot.

3.7.17 was a concept zine where Fionn O'Shea asked people to write about what they did on July 3rd. Fionn chose this date because he thought it was a defining battle of the Goths and the Romans, but he got the date wrong so it is entirely arbitrary. People from all over the world contributed to this zine and he likes it a lot. [less]

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Are We Human?

C. T. Callahan

2018   

ISBN 13: 9780998155142    ISBN 10: 0998155144

A retired superhero, a lonely reaper, an incubus on a quest for love, and a girl running from reality itself. "Are We Human?" features eight, speculative fiction, circa adult stories that explore the most human elements of inhuman worlds. But what does it mean to challenge reality, and what does it truly mean to be human?

A retired superhero, a lonely reaper, an incubus on a quest for love, and a girl running from reality itself. "Are We Human?" features eight, speculative fiction, circa adult stories that explore the most human elements of inhuman worlds. But what does it mean to challenge reality, and what does it truly mean to be human? [less]

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Bee Safe

Fionn O'Shea (ed.)

2017    (Self-published)

Bee Safe Bee Zine is a zine about bees. There were two editions made, one with Fionn O'Shea's janky zine style and one made by Fionn's friend who is a designer and it is sleeker.

Bee Safe Bee Zine is a zine about bees. There were two editions made, one with Fionn O'Shea's janky zine style and one made by Fionn's friend who is a designer and it is sleeker. [less]

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Black Condition Ft. Narcissus, The

jayy dodd

2019    96 Pages    (Nightboat Books)

ISBN 13: 9781937658977    ISBN 10: 193765897X

The Black Condition ft. Narcissus is preemptive memoir, documenting the beginning of the author's gender transition and paralleling the inauguration of our latest Administration. These poems speak to and from fears holed up inside while contextualizing the cosmic impacts of our political landscape. Ranging from autobiographic melancholy to rigorously meditative, here is a necessary voice to process the world, predicated on unknowable desire and blossoming tragedy.

The Black Condition ft. Narcissus is preemptive memoir, documenting the beginning of the author's gender transition and paralleling the inauguration of our latest Administration. These poems speak to and from fears holed up inside while contextualizing the cosmic impacts of our political landscape. Ranging from autobiographic melancholy to rigorously meditative, here is a necessary voice to process the world, predicated on unknowable desire and blossoming tragedy. [less]

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Black on Both Sides

C. Riley Snorton

2017    256 Pages    (University of Minnesota Press)

ISBN 13: 9781517901738    ISBN 10: 1517901731

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America's first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives--ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple [...]

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America's first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives--ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials--early sexological texts, fugitive slave narratives, Afro-modernist literature, sensationalist journalism, Hollywood films--Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable. In tracing the twinned genealogies of blackness and transness, Snorton follows multiple trajectories, from the medical experiments conducted on enslaved black women by J. Marion Sims, the "father of American gynecology," to the negation of blackness that makes transnormativity possible. Revealing instances of personal sovereignty among blacks living in the antebellum North that were mapped in terms of "cross dressing" and canonical black literary works that express black men's access to the "female within," Black on Both Sides concludes with a reading of the fate of Phillip DeVine, who was murdered alongside Brandon Teena in 1993, a fact omitted from the film Boys Don't Cry out of narrative convenience. Reconstructing these theoretical and historical trajectories furthers our imaginative capacities to conceive more livable black and trans worlds. [less]

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Black Tides of Heaven (The Tensorate Series #1), The

JY Yang

2017    240 Pages    (Tor.com)

ISBN 13: 9780765395412    ISBN 10: 076539541X

The Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available simultaneously.Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. [...]

The Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available simultaneously.Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate.A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin? [less]

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Bombinate Vol. 1

Toby Buckley (ed.)

2017    (Self-published)

A handmade zine about bees. Contents: Fionn O’Shea helo this doesn’t have a title Hannah Bates Carpenter Niall McGrade Telling the Bees Conor Cleary collision Cat Beal Tweets by an Amateur Medievalist Toby Buckley Wanderbienenzucht Niall McKenna CCD Rosa Jones Dropper Orla ní Dhúill Go Tell It to the Bees Leslie Thomas June 2016 Julie Anne Gilligan Queen Bee Georgina Cotterill At Jo Burns The tautology of bees Featuring illustrations by Mot Collins [...]

A handmade zine about bees.

Contents:
Fionn O’Shea helo this doesn’t have a title
Hannah Bates Carpenter
Niall McGrade Telling the Bees
Conor Cleary collision
Cat Beal Tweets by an Amateur Medievalist
Toby Buckley Wanderbienenzucht
Niall McKenna CCD
Rosa Jones Dropper
Orla ní Dhúill Go Tell It to the Bees
Leslie Thomas June 2016
Julie Anne Gilligan Queen Bee
Georgina Cotterill At
Jo Burns The tautology of bees

Featuring illustrations by Mot Collins [less]

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Bombinate Vol. 2

Toby Buckley (ed.)

2017    (Self-published)

A handmade zine about vines. Contents: Ben Brizell Take the flowers from the jungle. Georgina Cotterill Jungle Flight Sammi Cox Vines of the Mind Sofie Owens For you - a love poem-- Karlo Sevilla The Secret Vignette Saul Philbin Bowman long advertisement with a small a and also, like, a lowercase l Shelley Tracey Cultivating Vine-Fruit Conor Cleary Meditations on a Vine; or, I am the Sand Guardian, Guardian of the Sand Kate Kiernan Death at the vineyard Julie Anne Gilligan Fruit of the Vine [...]

A handmade zine about vines.

Contents:
Ben Brizell Take the flowers from the jungle.
Georgina Cotterill Jungle Flight
Sammi Cox Vines of the Mind
Sofie Owens For you - a love poem--
Karlo Sevilla The Secret Vignette
Saul Philbin Bowman long advertisement with a small a and also, like, a lowercase l
Shelley Tracey Cultivating Vine-Fruit
Conor Cleary Meditations on a Vine; or, I am the Sand Guardian, Guardian of the Sand
Kate Kiernan Death at the vineyard
Julie Anne Gilligan Fruit of the Vine

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Bombinate Vol. 3

Toby Buckley (ed.)

2018    (Self-published)

Bombinate’s first ever professionally-printed issue! This issue features poetry, prose, non-fiction, illustration and even a few recipes! This issue features work by... Adam Smyth Áine O'Hara Amy Slack Bonnie Staines Christopher Joyce Dane Holt Dearbháil Clarke Finn Mclysaghtf Fionn O'Shea Francis Hesketh Kate Flood Noah Galli Ruth Atkins Toby Buckley Cover art by Dearbháil Clarke. Reach her at @dejaysus on Twitter and Instagram or at dearbhailclarke [!at] gmail.com. [...]

Bombinate’s first ever professionally-printed issue!

This issue features poetry, prose, non-fiction, illustration and even a few recipes!

This issue features work by...

Adam Smyth
Áine O'Hara
Amy Slack
Bonnie Staines
Christopher Joyce
Dane Holt
Dearbháil Clarke
Finn Mclysaghtf
Fionn O'Shea
Francis Hesketh
Kate Flood
Noah Galli
Ruth Atkins
Toby Buckley

Cover art by Dearbháil Clarke. Reach her at @dejaysus on Twitter and Instagram or at dearbhailclarke [!at] gmail.com. [less]

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Bride was a Boy, The

Chii

2018    (Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC.)

ISBN 13: 9781642752526    ISBN 10: 1642752525

Drawn in the style of diary comics with an upbeat, adorable flair, this is a charming tale about Chii, a woman assigned male at birth. Her story starts with her childhood and follows the ups and downs of exploring her sexuality, gender, and transition--as well as falling in love with a man who’s head over heels for her. Now they want to get married, so Chii’s about to embark on a new adventure: becoming a bride!

Drawn in the style of diary comics with an upbeat, adorable flair, this is a charming tale about Chii, a woman assigned male at birth. Her story starts with her childhood and follows the ups and downs of exploring her sexuality, gender, and transition--as well as falling in love with a man who’s head over heels for her. Now they want to get married, so Chii’s about to embark on a new adventure: becoming a bride! [less]

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Burgerz

Travis Alabanza

2018    64 Pages    (Oberon Books, Limited)

ISBN 13: 9781786826473    ISBN 10: 178682647X

'I was called faggot sixty times in public last year. Fifteen different men tried to follow me home. A woman told her child not to sit next to me on the tube. And I landed in the national papers after being thrown out of a TopShop changing room in Manchester.'Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged burgers.BURGERZ asks the questions: What does the trans body do in order to survive? And how can one become a protector, rather than a bystander?Having carved out a place for themselves as one of the [...]

'I was called faggot sixty times in public last year. Fifteen different men tried to follow me home. A woman told her child not to sit next to me on the tube. And I landed in the national papers after being thrown out of a TopShop changing room in Manchester.'Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged burgers.BURGERZ asks the questions: What does the trans body do in order to survive? And how can one become a protector, rather than a bystander?Having carved out a place for themselves as one of the most prominent trans voices in the UK, Travis Alabanza presents a piece that is both timely and true to their style: both unsettling and powerful. [less]

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Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

2011    300 Pages    (AK Press)

ISBN 13: 9781849350709    ISBN 10: 1849350701

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that [...]

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle."An exciting assemblage of writings--analyses, manifestos, stories, interviews--that traverse the complicated entanglements of surveillance, policing, imprisonment, and the production of gender normativity.... [T]he contributors to this volume create new frameworks and new vocabularies that surely will have a transformative impact on the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition."--Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz"The purpose of prison abolition is to discover and promote the countless ways freedom and difference are mutually dependent. The contributors to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the assumption that the antidote to danger is human sacrifice."--Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California"Captive Genders is at once a scathing and necessary analysis of the prison industrial complex and a history of queer resistance to state tyranny. By queering a prison abolition analysis, Captive Genders moves us to imagine the impossible dream of liberation."--Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of So Many Ways to Sleep Badly [less]

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Collected Poems of Esdras Parra, The

Esdras Parra, Jamie Berrout (trans.)

2018    356 Pages   

ISBN 13: 9781729698860    ISBN 10: 1729698867

This collection not only gathers the poetry of Esdras Parra for the first time in translation, its poems also trace the final years of her remarkable life. Years that saw her return to publishing after the absence that followed her transition, where she interrogated memory, language, and life itself and became a poet of national significance in Venezuela, where she searched through words intensely until the end.

This collection not only gathers the poetry of Esdras Parra for the first time in translation, its poems also trace the final years of her remarkable life. Years that saw her return to publishing after the absence that followed her transition, where she interrogated memory, language, and life itself and became a poet of national significance in Venezuela, where she searched through words intensely until the end. [less]

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Confessions of the Fox

Jordy Rosenberg

2019    304 Pages   

ISBN 13: 9781786496256    ISBN 10: 1786496259

Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript—a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess’s adventures. Is Confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess’s tale of underworld resistance and [...]

Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found.

Until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript—a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess’s adventures. Is Confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess’s tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined—and only a miracle will save them all. [less]

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Das 3. Geschlecht (Die Transvestiten)

Rainer Herrn (ed.)

2016    (Männerschwarm Verlag)

ISBN 13: 9783863002176    ISBN 10: 3863002172

1930s German magazine on the topic of trans issues.

1930s German magazine on the topic of trans issues. [less]

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decolonizing trans/gender 101

b. binaohan

2014    152 Pages    (biyuti publishing)

ISBN 13: 9780993793516    ISBN 10: 0993793517

tired of reading yet another trans/gender 101 entirely centered around white people and their normative narratives? tired of feeling like you must be _this_ tall to be trans enough to belong in the ~community~? tired of feeling like the white trans community is erasing your experiences? having gender feels but not understanding how they fit into the current white hegemonic discourse on gender? decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible (and non-academic) critique of many of the [...]

tired of reading yet another trans/gender 101 entirely centered around white people and their normative narratives? tired of feeling like you must be _this_ tall to be trans enough to belong in the ~community~? tired of feeling like the white trans community is erasing your experiences? having gender feels but not understanding how they fit into the current white hegemonic discourse on gender? decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible (and non-academic) critique of many of the fundamental concepts in white trans/gender theory and discourse. written for the indigenous and/or person of colour trying to understand how their gender is/has been impacted by whiteness and colonialism. [less]

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Deep, The

Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes

2019    192 Pages    (Saga Press)

ISBN 13: 9781534439863    ISBN 10: 1534439862

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past [...]

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping for the This American Life episode “We Are In The Future,” The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting. [less]

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Descent of Monsters (The Tensorate Series #3), The

JY Yang

2018    176 Pages    (Tor.com)

ISBN 13: 9781250165855    ISBN 10: 1250165857

JY Yang continues to redefine the limits of silkpunk fantasy with their Tensorate novellas, which the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." In this third volume, an investigation into atrocities committed at a classified research facility threaten to expose secrets that the Protectorate will do anything to keep hiddenYou are reading this because I am dead.Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate’s investigators arrived, they found [...]

JY Yang continues to redefine the limits of silkpunk fantasy with their Tensorate novellas, which the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." In this third volume, an investigation into atrocities committed at a classified research facility threaten to expose secrets that the Protectorate will do anything to keep hiddenYou are reading this because I am dead.Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate’s investigators arrived, they found a sea of blood and bones as far as the eye could see. One of the institute’s experiments got loose, and its rage left no survivors. The investigators returned to the capital with few clues and two prisoners: the terrorist leader Sanao Akeha and a companion known only as Rider.Investigator Chuwan faces a puzzle. What really happened at the institute? What drew the Machinists there? What are her superiors trying to cover up? And why does she feel as if her strange dreams are forcing her down a narrowing path she cannot escape?The Tensorate SeriesBook 1: The Black Tides of HeavenBook 2: The Red Threads of FortuneBook 3: The Descent of Monsters [less]

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Don't Call Us Dead: Poems

Danez Smith

2017    96 Pages    (Graywolf Press)

ISBN 13: 9781555977856    ISBN 10: 1555977855

The highly anticipated second collection by Danez Smith―“Hallelujah is an understatement” (Patricia Smith)Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith [...]

The highly anticipated second collection by Danez Smith―“Hallelujah is an understatement” (Patricia Smith)Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality―the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood―and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America―“Dear White America”―where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle. [less]

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Dreadnought: Nemesis - Book One

April Daniels

2017    280 Pages    (Diversion Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781682300688    ISBN 10: 1682300684

An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick. “I didn’t know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now.”―Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was [...]

An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick. “I didn’t know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now.”―Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl.It should be the happiest time of her life, but Danny’s first weeks finally living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. Between her father’s dangerous obsession with “curing” her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and her fellow superheroes arguing over her place in their ranks, Danny feels like she’s in over her head.She doesn’t have time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer―a cyborg named Utopia―still haunts the streets of New Port City, threatening destruction. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction. [less]

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Females

Andrea Long Chu

2019    112 Pages    (Verso Books)

ISBN 13: 9781788737395    ISBN 10: 1788737393

An exploration of gender and desire from our most exciting new public intellectual “Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.” So begins Andrea Long Chu’s genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and the punishing force of desire. Drawing inspiration from a forgotten play by Valerie Solanas—the woman who wrote the SCUM Manifesto and shot Andy Warhol—Chu aims her searing wit and surgical intuition at [...]

An exploration of gender and desire from our most exciting new public intellectual “Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.” So begins Andrea Long Chu’s genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and the punishing force of desire. Drawing inspiration from a forgotten play by Valerie Solanas—the woman who wrote the SCUM Manifesto and shot Andy Warhol—Chu aims her searing wit and surgical intuition at targets ranging from performance art to psychoanalysis, incels to porn, and even feminists like herself. Each step of the way she defends the indefensible claim that femaleness is less a biological state of women and more a fatal existential condition that afflicts the entire human race—men, women, and everyone else. Or maybe she’s just projecting. A thrilling new voice who has been credited with launching the “second wave” of trans studies, Chu shows readers how to write for your life, baring herself with a morbid sense of humor and a mordant kind of hope. [less]

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Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

2019    240 Pages    (Faber & Faber, Limited)

ISBN 13: 9780571345403    ISBN 10: 0571345409

'Completely blew me away.' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under 'One of the most dazzling debuts I've ever read.' Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go 'I'm urging everyone to read it.' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic [...]

'Completely blew me away.' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under 'One of the most dazzling debuts I've ever read.' Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go 'I'm urging everyone to read it.' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these 'alters' - now protective, now hedonistic - take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction. [less]

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From Arthur's Seat (Volume V)

Various

2020    (From Arthur's Seat)

In times of difficulty and uncertainty, the arts can create meaning and bring people together in ways that little else can. This is tangible in the fifth volume of From Arthur’s Seat, an annual anthology of short prose and poetry written, edited and produced entirely by students in the Creative Writing MSc at the University of Edinburgh. From Arthur’s Seat is not just a showcase of individual talents, but a testament to the magic that happens when writers from around the world have the [...]

In times of difficulty and uncertainty, the arts can create meaning and bring people together in ways that little else can. This is tangible in the fifth volume of From Arthur’s Seat, an annual anthology of short prose and poetry written, edited and produced entirely by students in the Creative Writing MSc at the University of Edinburgh.

From Arthur’s Seat is not just a showcase of individual talents, but a testament to the magic that happens when writers from around the world have the privilege to learn, work, and grow together. The stories and poems in this anthology are as diverse as their authors — and every piece speaks urgently to the world we live in. These pages feature new and original writing that will delight, astonish, challenge and change you. [less]

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Gaudy Bauble

Isabel Waidner

2017    108 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781546386216    ISBN 10: 1546386211

"I'm besotted with this beguiling, hilarious, rollocking, language-metamorphosing novel. The future of the queer avant-garde is safe with Isabel Waidner." Olivia Laing Gaudy Bauble stages a glittering world populated by GoldSeXUal StatuEttes, anti-drag kings, Gilbert-&-George-like lesbians, maverick detectives, a transgender army equipped with question-mark-shaped helmets, and birds who have dyke written all over them. Everyone interferes with the plot. No one is in control of the plot. [...]

"I'm besotted with this beguiling, hilarious, rollocking, language-metamorphosing novel. The future of the queer avant-garde is safe with Isabel Waidner." Olivia Laing Gaudy Bauble stages a glittering world populated by GoldSeXUal StatuEttes, anti-drag kings, Gilbert-&-George-like lesbians, maverick detectives, a transgender army equipped with question-mark-shaped helmets, and birds who have dyke written all over them. Everyone interferes with the plot. No one is in control of the plot. Surprises happen as a matter of course: A faux research process produces actual results. Hundreds of lipstick marks reanimate a dying body. And the Deadwood-to-Dynamo Audience Prize goes to whoever turns deadestwood into dynamost.Gaudy Bauble stages what happens when the disenfranchised are calling the shots. Riff-raff are running the show and they are making a difference. [less]

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Gender Queer: a Memoir

Maia Kobabe

2019    240 Pages    (Lion Forge, LLC, The)

ISBN 13: 9781549307515    ISBN 10: 1549307517

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over [...]

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.   [less]

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George

Alex Gino

2017    224 Pages    (Scholastic Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9780545812573    ISBN 10: 0545812577

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so [...]

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all. [less]

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Glamour Hair

River Champion

(Self-published)

Short story.

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Heart to Artemis: A Writer's Memoirs, The

Bryher

2006    336 Pages    (Paris Press)

ISBN 13: 9781930464087    ISBN 10: 1930464088

Bryher — adventurer, novelist, publisher — flees Victorian Britain for the raucous streets of Cairo and the sultry Parisian cafes. Amidst the intellectual circles of the twenties and thirties, she develops relationships with her longtime partner H. D., and with Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, and others. This compelling memoir reveals Bryher's exotic childhood, her impact on modernism, and her sense of social justice-helping over 100 [...]

Bryher — adventurer, novelist, publisher — flees Victorian Britain for the raucous streets of Cairo and the sultry Parisian cafes. Amidst the intellectual circles of the twenties and thirties, she develops relationships with her longtime partner H. D., and with Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, and others. This compelling memoir reveals Bryher's exotic childhood, her impact on modernism, and her sense of social justice-helping over 100 people escape from the Nazis while fleeing the war herself. [less]

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House We Built, The

Ina Williams

2016    162 Pages    (Lulu Publishing Services)

ISBN 13: 9781483453033    ISBN 10: 1483453030

Everyone wants to fall in love, are you brave enough to build it? The House We Built is a quiet and thought provoking love story that marks a return to the simplicity of classic novels, with the sharpness and wit of present day. The story is built to engage the reader, encouraging them to see themselves in the characters and recognize the challenges of being a broken vessel attempting to build something solid. "Elijah began to understand that for all the beauty she saw in the world around her, [...]

Everyone wants to fall in love, are you brave enough to build it? The House We Built is a quiet and thought provoking love story that marks a return to the simplicity of classic novels, with the sharpness and wit of present day. The story is built to engage the reader, encouraging them to see themselves in the characters and recognize the challenges of being a broken vessel attempting to build something solid. "Elijah began to understand that for all the beauty she saw in the world around her, Molly may never have noticed how much was her own reflection." Ina Williams is an Atlanta-based writer whose work is a reflection of her open heart and unique humor. In everything she creates there is evidence of a curious mind exploring the nature of the human heart. [less]

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I Wish I Was Dead

Saint Knives

2017    113 Pages    (Independently Published)

ISBN 13: 9781522055815    ISBN 10: 1522055819

"This collection of poems, while different from each other, flow together in a way that lets you feel Knives' uncensored and emotionally raw experiences. Her retellings capture love, heartbreak, dysphoria, euphoria and everything in between. I will hold this book close to my heart for a long time as well as anticipating Saint Knives' next release." - a review for Saint Knives' previous book, La Mer.Wait no longer. The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed La Mer is now here: I [...]

"This collection of poems, while different from each other, flow together in a way that lets you feel Knives' uncensored and emotionally raw experiences. Her retellings capture love, heartbreak, dysphoria, euphoria and everything in between. I will hold this book close to my heart for a long time as well as anticipating Saint Knives' next release." - a review for Saint Knives' previous book, La Mer.Wait no longer. The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed La Mer is now here: I Wish I Was Dead. Experience the words of love and loss that made Saint Knives' previous outing such a hit. [less]

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I Wish You All the Best

Mason Deaver

2019    336 Pages    (Scholastic, Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9781338306125    ISBN 10: 133830612X

Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, Mason Deaver's stunning debut will rip your heart out before showing you how to heal from tragedy and celebrate life in the process. "Heartfelt, romantic, and quietly groundbreaking. This book will save lives." -- Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda It's just three words: I am nonbinary. But that's all it takes to change everything. When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as [...]

Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, Mason Deaver's stunning debut will rip your heart out before showing you how to heal from tragedy and celebrate life in the process. "Heartfelt, romantic, and quietly groundbreaking. This book will save lives." -- Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda It's just three words: I am nonbinary. But that's all it takes to change everything. When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school. But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life. At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity. [less]

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I'm Afraid of Men

Vivek Shraya

2018    96 Pages    (Penguin Canada)

ISBN 13: 9780735235939    ISBN 10: 0735235937

"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind."--Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and HoneyA trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century.Vivek [...]

"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind."--Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and HoneyA trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century.Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak.Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid. [less]

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I'm Alive. It Hurts. I Love It

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

2019    92 Pages    (Big Lucks Books)

ISBN 13: 9781941985304    ISBN 10: 1941985300

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. The most prominent gay trans poet in America's debut collection is now available for wide distribution. For Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, simply surviving in a world that hates women is a feat, and loving and being loved an act of defiance. This painful & personal book, brimming with darkness and hope, artfully balances how difficult being alive can be�the feeling of everything, all at once, crumbling�but also why we all keep doing it. Equal parts radical, raw, and [...]

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. The most prominent gay trans poet in America's debut collection is now available for wide distribution. For Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, simply surviving in a world that hates women is a feat, and loving and being loved an act of defiance. This painful & personal book, brimming with darkness and hope, artfully balances how difficult being alive can be�the feeling of everything, all at once, crumbling�but also why we all keep doing it. Equal parts radical, raw, and soft, in this second edition of I'M ALIVE. IT HURTS. I LOVE IT. (now with brand new poems) it is softness that saves us. [less]

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In the House We Built

Prairie M. Faul

2017    84 Pages    (Bottlecap Press)

ISBN 13: 9781946340221    ISBN 10: 1946340227

An exploration of a trans girl's time after coming out. Of reckoning with the outside world, relationships, self, the exterior world, and the house of self-creation her body is becoming.Prairie M. Faul is a cajun poet and flagrant transsexual. She is a sag sun/virgo moon/cancer rising and the author of Burnt Sugarcane (2016, Gloworm Press) and In the House we Built (2017, Bottlecap). Her collected works can be found at motsduprairie.com and she can be found on twitter @motsduprairie. She is [...]

An exploration of a trans girl's time after coming out. Of reckoning with the outside world, relationships, self, the exterior world, and the house of self-creation her body is becoming.Prairie M. Faul is a cajun poet and flagrant transsexual. She is a sag sun/virgo moon/cancer rising and the author of Burnt Sugarcane (2016, Gloworm Press) and In the House we Built (2017, Bottlecap). Her collected works can be found at motsduprairie.com and she can be found on twitter @motsduprairie. She is running from something. [less]

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Invasions

Calvin Gimpelevich

2018    176 Pages    (Instar Books)

ISBN 13: 9781682199107    ISBN 10: 168219910X

Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. 2019 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Transgender Fiction. A body-swapping personal trainer and her trans girlfriend turn to a life of crime. A man mourning his dead lover becomes trapped in the mind of the leader of a bathhouse raid. A trans man, recovering from top surgery paid for with a stolen credit card, finds strange connection and condemnation among his fellow patients. The fifteen stories in this debut fiction collection from author Calvin Gimpelevich move in [...]

Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. 2019 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Transgender Fiction. A body-swapping personal trainer and her trans girlfriend turn to a life of crime. A man mourning his dead lover becomes trapped in the mind of the leader of a bathhouse raid. A trans man, recovering from top surgery paid for with a stolen credit card, finds strange connection and condemnation among his fellow patients. The fifteen stories in this debut fiction collection from author Calvin Gimpelevich move in the borderlands between realism and surrealism, investigating gender, class, relationships, and the powers we still hold within spaces of powerlessness. They articulate the invasions we commit, the invitations we receive to cross over into another person's world. "INVASIONS blew my mind. Flipping between speculative worlds deeply rooted in realness and emotion and more familiar landscapes that tip on the edges of personal apocalypses, Gimpelevich's writing is strong and sure, taking us places we really haven't been. I'm hooked."--Michelle Tea "In INVASIONS, Calvin Gimpelevich writes fearlessly about trans and queer bodies, sex, and the possibilities of gender. In these edgy, strange stories, characters transform, transition, and transgress to discover themselves and, sometimes, each other."--Carter Sickels "Gimpelevich's stories are so firmly controlled, immaculate lakes with roiling depths that unapologetically probe interlocking webs of queerness, class, protection, disability, transness, addiction, race, and love. This is one of the most gripping, crisp, and moving collections of short fiction I have read in a long time."--Casey Plett "INVASIONS flows from experiences that border on the divergent and taboo--polyamory, secret queer encounters--into the surreal, the unreal, the fluidity of moving from body to body. Gimpelevich writes with a rhythm that sings like a rock ballad; we have no idea where he might take us next and we don't much care as long as we get to come along."--Afrose Fatima Ahmed, City Arts [less]

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I've been in bad situations before

River Champion

(Self-published)

Short story.

Short story. [less]

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