Queer Universes:  Sexualities in Science Fiction

Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Queer Universes:  Sexualities in Science Fiction edited by Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger and Joan Gordon.

Queer Universes opens with Wendy Gay Pearson's award-winning essay on reading sf queerly and goes on to include discussions about 'sextrapolation' in New Wave science fiction, 'stray penetration' in William Gibson's cyberpunk fiction, the queering of nature in ecofeminist science fiction, perverse couplings in Quebecois sf and in science fiction erotica, the radical challenges posed to more conventional science fiction in the work of important writers such as Samuel R. Delany, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Joanna Russ, and the utopian-inflected futurity of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy.  In addition, Queer Universes offers an interview with writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson and a conversation about queer lives and queer fictions by authors Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge.