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[Exclusive!] Behold the Table of Contents for SISTERS OF THE REVOLUTION Edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer!

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer have sent us the table of contents for their next anthology — and the lineup is fantastic.

Sisters of the Revolution (coming in May from PM Press) gathers a curated selection of feminist speculative fiction chosen by the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, with editorial assistance from Tessa Kum and Dominik Parisien.

Ann & Jeff said, “This is our contribution to an ongoing conversation, as conceived of and facilitated by Jef Smith who created and ran the Kickstarter and helped in so many other ways. We hope that the anthology is a success and could potentially become a series, exploring further aspects of feminist fiction with a series of guest editors who bring their own perspective.”

Here’s the book description:

Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas.

From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing power of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers daring examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. Dark, satirical stories such as Eileen Gunn’s “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” and the disturbing horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution” reveal the charged intensity at work in the field. Including new, emerging voices such as Nnedi Okorafor and featuring international contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and many more, this collection seeks to expand the ideas of both contemporary fiction and feminism to new fronts. Moving from the fantastic to the futuristic, subtle to surreal, these stories will provoke thoughts and emotions about feminism like no other book available today. Other contributors include Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Eleanor Arnason, Hiromi Goto, Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, Kit Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Pamela Sargent, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.

Here’s the lineup, listed alphabetically by author:

  1. “The Grammarian’s Five Daughters” by Eleanor Arnason
  2. “The Men Who Live in Trees” by Kelly Barnhill
  3. “The Evening the Morning and the Night” by Octavia Butler
  4. “My Flannel Knickers” by Leonora Carrington
  5. “The Fall River Axe Murders” by Angela Carter
  6. “The Forbidden Words of Margaret A.” by L. Timmel Duchamp
  7. “Boys” by Carol Emshwiller
  8. “And Salome Danced” by Kelley Eskridge
  9. “The Perfect Married Woman” by Angelica Gorodischer
  10. “Tales From the Breast” by Hiromi Goto
  11. “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” by Eileen Gunn
  12. “The Glass Bottle Trick” by Nalo Hopkinson
  13. “Their Mother’s Tears: The Fourth Letter” by Leena Krohn
  14. “Northern Chess” by Tanith Lee
  15. “Sur” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  16. “Seven Losses of Na Re” by Rose Lemberg
  17. “Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates” by Pat Murphy
  18. “The Palm Tree Bandit” by Nnedi Okorafor
  19. “Gestella” by Susan Palwick
  20. “The Mothers of Shark Island” by Kit Reed
  21. “The Sleep of Plants” by Anne Richter
  22. “When It Changed” by Joanna Russ
  23. “Fears” by Pamela Sargent
  24. “The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet” by Vandana Singh
  25. “Detours on the Way to Nothing” by Rachel Swirsky
  26. “Aunts” by Karin Tidbeck
  27. “The Screwfly Solution” by James Tiptree, Jr.
  28. “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time” by Catherynne M. Valente
  29. “Home By The Sea” by Elisabeth Vonarburg

Book info as per Amazon US (also available from Amazon UK):

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: PM Press (May 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1629630357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1629630359
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