Heiresses of Russ 2012

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Heiresses of Russ 2012

The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction

By Connie Wilkins (Editor); Steve Berman (Editor)

Lethe Press, Paperback, 9781590211595, 302pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

Description
In this, the second release in the annual Heiresses of Russ series, Lambda Literary Award winning editor Connie Wilkins joins Steve Berman in choosing the best of the prior year's published speculative fiction with lesbian themes. An unexplained astronomical phenomenon brings a woman and her grandfather closer while she questions the meaning of faith. African villagers are sent automatons rather than human relief workers. Mermaids devour men drawn by their song but what will happen to a steampunk submersible piloted by a woman? Two teenage girls discover that memories are held in the fine aromas of perfumes. A family of sisters in Mexico discover a fallen angel. These are tales of the strange, the wondrous, the eerie but all are richly told stories of women facing the unknown and how they are changed by the experience.


About the Author


Lambda Award-nominated editor Steve Berman has been writing stories both queer and strange for many years. He is the author of Vintage: A Ghost Story (Haworth) and his work has appeared in the fantasy anthologies The Faery Reel and The Coyote Road. Mr. Berman is an active member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).


Praise For Heiresses of Russ 2012
"Showcasing a mix of authors, from superstars like Nalo Hopkinson to promising newcomers like S.L. Knapp, this solid, well-chosen collection will be enjoyed by genre fans of all genders and orientations." -- Publishers Weekly