We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020, edited by series editor Charles Payseur and guest editor C.L. Clark, showcases sixteen queer science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories published in a difficult year.
Within these pages: A trans woman growing plums on a distant moon. Queer shape shifters falling in love despite brutal intolerance. Video game urban legends. Magic onions. Art history. Archaeology. The tropes of “classic” movies dashed and subverted. The fragile freedom found in online gaming. True crime podcasts. A non-binary house who refused to eat children.
We’re honored to amplify these incredible stories for a wider audience.
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 he’s a six-time Hugo Award finalist and two-time Ignyte Award finalist. His debut short fiction collection, The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories, was published by Lethe Press (2021). He currently resides in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his herd of disobedient pets and husband, Matt. He can be found gushing about short fiction on Twitter as @ClowderofTwo.
Contributors: Charlie Jane Anders, Anya Johanna DeNiro, Innocent Chizaram Ilo, Gem Isherwood, L.D. Lewis, Naomi Kanakia, Gwen C. Katz , Kristen Koopman, RB Lemberg, Lina Rather, Nicasio Andres Reed, Gabriela Santiago, Waverly SM, Carlie St. George, Brendan Williams-Childs, & John Wiswell.