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Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy

An Anthology of Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy from Award-Winning Editor Paula Guran

Speculative fiction imagines drastically diverse ways of being and worlds that are other than the one with which we are familiar. Queerness is a natural fit for such fiction, so one would expect it to be customarily included. That has not always been the case, but LGBTQ+ representation in science fiction and fantasy—in both short and long form—is now relatively common. Even so, most of the queer science fiction and fantasy anthologies published in the last thirty-five years have been narrowly focused: specifically gay male or lesbian (or, more recently, transgender) themes, or all science fiction or all fantasy, or adhering to a specific theme or subgenre.
Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy, on the other hand, features both science fiction and fantasy short fiction from the last decade and includes characters, perspectives, and stories that span the rainbow. With stories from incredible authors ranging from Seanan McGuire to Charlie Jane Anders to Sam J. Miller, it’s an essential read for anyone interested in queer science fiction and fantasy.



  • Introduction: Over the Rainbow and into the Far Out by Paula Guran
  • Destroyed by the Waters by Rachel Swirsky
  • The Sea Troll’s Daughter by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • And If the Body Were Not the Soul by A. C. Wise
  • Imago by Tristan Alice Nieto
  • Paranormal Romance by Christopher Barzak
  • Three Points Masculine by An Owomoyela
  • Das Steingeschöpf by G. V. Anderson
  • The Deepwater Bride by Tamsyn Muir
  • The Shape of My Name by Nino Cipri
  • Otherwise by Nisi Shawl
  • The Night Train by Lavie Tidhar
  • Ours Is the Prettiest by Nalo Hopkinson
  • Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Driving Jenny Home by Seanan McGuire
  • I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno by Vylar Kaftan
  • In the Eyes of Jack Saul by Richard Bowes
  • Secondhand Bodies by JY Yang
  • Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Né łe! by Darcie Little Badger
  • The Duke of Riverside by Ellen Kushner
  • Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer
  • The Lily and the Horn by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Calved by Sam J. Miller
  • The River’s Children by Shweta Narayan

Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Product Information


    Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy | Paperback
    ISBN: 9781949102550
    Publisher: Night Shade Books
    Publication Date: 14 Oct 2021
    Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Fiction
    Pages: 432
    Dimensions: 155 x 227 x 38 (mm)
    Language: English

  • Queer Representation

    LGBTQ+ Cast
    Own Voices