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Transcendent

Transcendent

(2016)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
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. Cisgender people can never quite understand this distancing. 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.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Author(s): Nino Cipri, Jack Hollis Marr, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Holly Heisey, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Everett Maroon, E Catherine Tobler, Bogi Takacs, B R Sanders, E Saxey, Margarita Tenser, A Merc Rustad, Alexis A Hunter, Mo
ISBN: 1-59021-617-2 / 978-1-59021-617-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lethe Press
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Author(s): Nino Cipri, Jack Hollis Marr, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Holly Heisey, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Everett Maroon, E Catherine Tobler, Bogi Takacs, B R Sanders
Publisher: Lethe Press
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