Book of the month: September

Sep. 6th, 2017

Authored by: Sheena

Title: BEYOND, An anthology of queer sci-fi/fantasy comics
Editors: Sfé R. Monster & Taneka Stotts
In the YP Library? 2 copies

About: Beyond is an anthology of queer sci-fi and fantasy comics. Featuring 18 stories by 26 contributors, Beyond is a 250+ page, black and white, queer comic anthology, full of swashbuckling space pirates, dragon slayers, death-defying astronauts, and monster royalty. Each story celebrates and showcases unquestionably queer characters as they explore the galaxy, mix magic, have renegade adventures, and save the day!

The Beyond Anthology was born from a desire to see stories inspired by people like us (queer people with diverse genders and sexualities) slaying dragons, piloting spaceships, getting into trouble, and saving the day—without having to read for their queerness from between the lines. We wanted to see beautiful, heartwarming, and adventurous stories that reflect and celebrate the many facets of gender and sexuality, without having to worry that their queerness would cast them as a villain, a pariah, or turn them into a cautionary tale.

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Why we like it: With Hal-Con approaching, there’s no better time to turn our attention to the realms of fantasy & science fiction. These genres widen the boundaries of possible worlds, and open us up to endless variations of our futures. It’s only right all possibilities of our existence include queer and trans people. Beyond gives us multiple stories from many different storytellers and artists, for a range of queer and trans characters and futures

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