Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft & Steve Berman
Cover Artist: Alex Jeffers
Lethe Press Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781590213964
Date: 30 December 2011 List Price $18.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Welcome to a new annual anthology created in honor of the late Joanna Russ, American writer, academic, and feminist whose work shone brightly in the male-dominated field of speculative fiction of the latter half of the twentieth century.
Heiresses of Russ offers readers in one volume the best lesbian-themed tales of the fantastical, weird and otherworldly, published during the prior year. Editors JoSelle Vanderhooft (Sleeping Beauty, Indeed and Other Stories) and Steve Berman (the Wilde Stories series) read countless books, periodicals, and webzines to collect a range of tales--from new voices as well as award-winning authors--that celebrate the spirit of Russ's fiction: stories of sorceresses and spectral women, lost daughters and sisters of myth. The transformative power of the written word becomes magic and tests the boundaries of gender, identity and a woman's dreams.
(Source: Lethe Press)