Heiresses of Russ 2011 : The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Welcome to a new annual anthology created in honor of the late Joanna Russ, American writer, academic, and feminist whose work shone brightly in the male-dominated field of speculative fiction of the latter half of the twentieth century. Heiresses of Russ offers readers in one volume the best lesbian-themed tales of the fantastical, weird and otherworldly, published during the prior year. Editors JoSelle Vanderhooft (Sleeping Beauty, Indeed and Other Stories) and Steve Berman (the Wilde Stories series) read countless books, periodicals, and webzines to collect a range of talers--from new voices as well as award-winning authors--that celebrate the spirit of Russ's fiction: stories of sorceresses and spectral women, lost daughters and sisters of myth. The transformative power of the written word becomes magic and tests the boundaries of gender, identity and a woman's dreams.
- Paperback | 286 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 422g
- 30 Dec 2011
- Lethe Press
- Maple Shade, N.J.
- Illustrations, black and white
"This book should be an annual publication to continue elevating and promoting lesbian science and speculative fiction. Queer speculative fiction collections that have not been refreshed since Nicola Griffith and Scott Pagel's excellent three-volume Bending the Landscape series of lesbian and gay science fiction, fantasy and horror will benefit from this title. This title is also great for patrons with a strong interest in contemporary urban fantasy and for speculative anthologies." - Joel Nichols for the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Assoc.