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Story in the book because there s not a clunker in the lot Instead I ll just list my favorites in ToC orderThe Shape of My Name by Nino CipriEverything Beneath You by Bonnie Jo StufflebeamContents of Care Package to Etsath tachri Formerly Ryan Andrew Curran Human English Translated to Sedrayin by Holly HeiseyTreasure Acre by Everett MaroonSplitskin by E Catherine ToblerThe Need for Overwhelming Sensation by Bogi TakacsBe Not Uneually Yoked by Alexis A HunterThe Thing on the Cheerleading Suad by Molly TanzerThe whole book was wonderful but these were the stand outs to me like most collections this was a mixed bag but definitely hits than misses in the collection I specially Cannibal enjoyed Nino Cipri s time travel story The Shape of My Name the heartfelt magic realism of A Merc Rustad s When Monster s Dance and the high school horror of Molly Tanzer s The Thing on the Cheerleading Suad it s a pleasure to read a bunch of stories featuring trans characters where the primary conflict isn t transition and it s cool that the collection samples a pretty broad spectrum of subgenres I was disappointed at the de I registered a book at BookCrossingcom in all I found the collection a superior mix of stories with no klunkers A handful of stories were merely slightly than average but most ranged from great to near perfect As a whole the anthology took on than simple transgender changes and playing with male and female roles There were totallylevated from the bulk of TG TF stories that I read a steady diet of at the Mastered (The Enforcers, end of the 20th century There was no mind control body horror or rapist turn abouts in these pages that I might see from Big Closet or the Transformation Story ArchivesMy least favorite stories were INTO THE WATERS I RODE DOWN EVERYTHING BENEATH YOU and CONTENTS OF CARE PACKAGE TO ETSATH TACHRI FORMERLY RYAN ANDREW CURRAN HUMAN ENGLISH TRANSLATED TO SEDRAYIN Each of these stories were better than average which is what you want to see in a best of collection There just seemed to be something that wasn t clicking with meMy favorite stories were BE NOT UNEUALLY YOKED THE THING ON THE CHEERLEADING SUAD and WHERE MONSTERS DANCE So generally for me the stories improved as I got deeper into the book I tend to think anthologyditors like to sor. 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 sto.

Wow Wow I have yet to Man, Son of Man encounter axcellent collection of short stories in a single anthology Each and Alter Ego every one of these babies is so beautiful heartbreaking mind bending And they are all so different from one another I had to space them out becauseach one was so meaty I wanted plenty of time to savor itIt was so thrilling to see trans characters specially ones with neo pronouns simply mentioned just as part of the story without any fanfare or the usual acrobatics reuired to xplaincatalogueanalyze It just felt so perfect natural right Exactly what I would always want and Uncommon Wisdom expect to see in fiction that isxploring and pushing the farthest reaches of Unseen City expression imagination andxperience This inaugural anthology collects the best transgender science fiction and fantasy short stories of 2015 I ve been wanting to pick it up Art ever since I saw the author line up there s a ton of great trans authors working in science ficti While Transcendent has the same problem asvery short story collection which is the general difficulty for a single reader to appreciate all stories God Is in the Crowd eually due to plain taste it s definitely worth reading mostly because I ve been searching for proper representation of trans folks since day one and I ve never found it And while some stories deal with the matter in a rather awkward way to say with caution and some others only have it in the background there are some others that satisfied me deeply with their portrayal of fellow trans people I m going to point out specifically A Merc Rustad s Where Monsters Dance for its powerful feelings and ueerness and upsetting themes despite including my pet peeve of finding out the trans character s dead name Jack Hollis Marr s into the waters i rode down for its atmosphere and most of all Margarita Tenser s Chosen which is not only brilliantly laconic but also sums up thentire aesthetic of what I m looking for in a fantasy story Absolutely fantastic collection of stories about trans characters or written by trans authors curated by Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard editor KM Szpara who did an amazing job of choosing stories that span the speculative fiction field from Lovecraftian horror to hard SF and spans lengths from almost flash fiction to novella lengthI wish I had the time right now to reviewvery. 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 xpressions of self.

T from Better to Best but I need to talk to ditors to see if this is usually the case I was really Notes for the Everlost excited to have purchased this A mostly good but never uite outstanding collection of stories featuring trans and non binarygenderueer characters The majority of the stories here are pleasant moderately well crafted and heartfelt but not very memorable Exceptions include Nino Cipri sxcellent freuently republished The Shape of My Name I think this is the third or fourth time I ve read the story this year Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam s old fashioned Asian fairytale Everything Beneath You E Catherine Tobler s vivid Splitskin E Saxey s timely The Librarian s Dilemma a new author for me and someone I ll be looking out for in future Alexis A Hunter s unusual Amish set Be Not Uneually Yoked again a new author for me and an interesting voice and and Molly Tanzer s hilariously dark The Thing on the Cheerleading Suad Pretty much hit and miss anthology that probably leans to the miss side There are a couple of good stories a lot of just average pieces and a few totally confusing ones that I found impossible to understand I m still not clear about the balance but felt there seemed a little one sided away from the transfeminine Of course I may just be mistaken about that A great collection It reminds me of a Best of SFF anthology It s not an When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) easy or light read I had to skip a couple stories because they were too poetic too dense too smart for me The ones I did read werexcellent though A broad range of styles makes up this collection of sci fi and fantasy fiction by genderueer authors Some felt accessible than others to me Some involve the No Biggy! experience of being trans or genderueer in a literal straightforward manner while others are metaphorical None of them hold your hand they aren t pedestrian stories attempting to define transgenderism the process of transitioning or the struggle to be accepted by one s family peers or society All of those subjects are touched on but none of them make a story in this anthology Some stories are inextricably tied to the transxperience but for others it s one detail to nrich the story Some of the highlights are The Shape of My Name The Librarian s Dilemma Where Monsters Dance and The Thing on the Cheerleading Sua. Ries 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.

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KM Szpara is a ueer and trans author who lives in Balti MD with a tiny dog Kellan's debut alt near future novel DOCILE Spring 2020 Torcom Publishing explores the snowballing debt crisis consent and privilege and can be described as really gay He is the author of Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time a Hugo and Nebula nominated novelette about a gay trans man who's bitte