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We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2022

ISBN: 9781952086731
Binding: Paperback
Edited by: Naomi Kanakia & Charles Payseur
Pages: 288
Trim: 5 x 8 inches
Published: 10/17/2023

"19 praiseworthy shorts." —Publishers Weekly

The third volume in Neon Hemlock's yearly series celebrating the breadth and variety of queer speculative fiction across the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and everywhere in between.

Featuring Rebecca Cuthbert, M.S. Dean, Dominique Dickey, Anja Hendrikse Liu, Ruth Joffre, Wen-yi Lee, Ian Muneshwa, RJ Mustafa, Amy Nagopaleen, Crystal Odelle, Y.M. Resnik, Bianca Sayan, M. Shaw, Samir Sirk Morató, Carlie St. George, Xauri'EL Zwaan, Bogi Takács, Kristina Ten & Izzy Wasserstein.


Naomi Kanakia is the author of two contemporary young adult novels and has books forthcoming from Feminist Press, Princeton University Press, and HarperTeen. Her stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in American Short Fiction, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Gulf Coast, The Indiana Review, LitHub, and others.

Charles Payseur is an avid reader, writer, and reviewer of speculative fiction. His works have appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Lightspeed Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and many are included in his debut collection, The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories (Lethe Press 2021). He is the series editor of the Locus and Ignyte Award winning We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction (Neon Hemlock Press) and a multiple-time Hugo and Ignyte Award finalist for his work at Quick Sip Reviews. When not drunkenly discussing Goosebumps, X-Men comic books, and his cats on his Patreon (/quicksipreviews) and Twitter (@ClowderofTwo), he can probably found raising a beer with his husband, Matt, in their home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


"Kanakia (We Are Totally Normal) and series editor Payseur bolster Neon Hemlock's reputation as a champion of queer speculative fiction with these 19 praiseworthy shorts... The message that queer people are here and will continue to be here in all possible futures resounds." - Publishers Weekly