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Periphery brings together a diverse blend of noted speculative fiction writers to offer readers lesbian fiction that delves deep into aspects of attraction and infatuation. Featuring such award-winning authors as Nicola Griffith and Melissa Scott, this imaginative anthology thrusts readers into erotic futures and dystopic worlds.
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"An exceptional collection of 14 stories of remarkable and wondrous erotic science fiction. While exploring the spectrum of human emotions, the quintessential hallmark of great storytelling, the various talented authors take the reader on a magical and sensual sojourn. A captivating and compelling reading experience awaits those who dare to venture beyond the ordinary. . . . Well worth the time to enjoy. There is something to satisfy everyone within these covers. . . . A genuine galactic jewel. . . . Offers an odyssey which will fascinate, excite, and enlighten any reader." -- Arlene Germain, The Crown
Works on all three facets: as erotica, as Lesbian literature, and as science fiction. Many of the stories emphasize one or two of those facets over others, but a few manage to balance all three with thrilling results. This is also a fine sampling of work from today's prominent writers of queer and speculative fiction. . . . Fans of dystopic science fiction will be especially delighted. This would make an ideal textbook for a class on queer literature or dystopic fiction. Grab a copy before the fundies set them on fire.
-- Sheela Ardrian, Fearless Books
Steve Berman at Lethe Press had the foresight to see that the collection of stories in Periphery deserved to be shared. After The Haworth Press (the original publisher) were bought by a non-fiction publisher, the collection's future seemed almost slightly doomed. Almost.
I think one thing that makes this collection unique are the contributors. Of course, that is true of many anthologies. But the contributors here will be recognizable to readers for different reasons. some are prominent -- and award winning --names in the SF field while others will be instantly recognizable to those familiar with authors who write from a lesbian/queer perspective. I've always thought that asking an author to write something they wouldn't usually -- or might not be their usual fare -- would deliver interesting and entertaining results. and indeed, the results of such an experiment is what makes Periphery such a well-deserved addition to both queer and SF shelves.
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Book Description Lethe Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1590211014