Saturday, October 27, 2018

Eleven recent SFF titles with positive transgender representation

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Ross Johnson tagged eleven recent trans-positive SFF works, including:
The Drowning Girl, by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Trans author Caitlin Kiernan’s novel The Drowning Girl similarly works on the level of fable, but of a much darker sort. It’s the fictionalized memoir of India, a wildly unreliable narrator who encounters a mysterious woman hitchhiking by the side of the road. The strange encounter puts significant strains on India’s mental health and on her relationship with her girlfriend, a trans woman named Abalyn Armitage. It’s a dense, rainswept psychological thriller that might be about an encounter with the supernatural, or might be a story of mental illness. Either way, Abalyn remains the steady center of India’s world, a woman who paints a picture of her own trans life that is by no means entirely rosy, but very real.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Drowning Girl is among Kendare Blake's favorite reads that somehow star creepy water and Peter Straub's six favorite books.

My Book, The Movie: The Drowning Girl.

--Marshal Zeringue