Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers
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If you are looking for the future of spec fic, look no further than the genius trans authors in this anthology. I feel like a trans noir anthology would definitely have the potential for some subversive, meaningful work that could be both tough and fun. As always with anthologies, there were a few stories I didn’t love, but overall I was amazed by the depth and range of the collection and really pleased at the inclusion of so many trans POC.
I think it’s that kind of attention to mundanity instead of spectacle that allows these stories of awesome trans monsters and machines to also be human and complex and lived. Dystopia is a common theme in these stories, but in some cases the line between dystopia and utopia isn’t at all clear (like in Sybil Lamb’s “Cybervania”).
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While the rules for using “elsewhere” and “meanwhile” are generally straightforward, there are some exceptions to be aware of. Meanwhile is used to describe what is happening at the same time as something else, often in a contrasting or parallel manner. Like any collection, it's hit or miss, but the stories that I did like, I really liked, hence the higher rating.Lily is the kind who fancies herself the nerd in the couple even when they're both nerds in the couple. It just a lot of exposition because they are trying to build a new world without enough time to actually do it properly.