I first heard about this book when Book And Lala talk about it, and it sounded amazing. So I bought it without knowing if it was good or not. It turned out to be one of Lala’s favourite books and I picked it for LALAthon TBR.
This is the second book I finished for LALAthon, but the first book I picked up and the first review I’ ve done. The first book I finished was The Raven Boys and the review for that will be up early next week 😊
Love Beyond Body Space and Time
Edited by Hope Nichols
Synopsis by GoodReads
“Love Beyond, Body, Space, and Time” is a collection of indigenous science fiction and urban fantasy focusing on LGBT and two-spirit characters. These stories range from a transgender woman trying an experimental transition medication to young lovers separated through decades and meeting far in their own future. These are stories of machines and magic, love, and self-love.
Amount of facts
An indigenous lgbt+ collection of fantasy and sci-fi short stories 😳
I mean hell yeah!! 😁😍
There are many good stories in here and the sci-fi element varies from space operas and Earth 2.0 to magical realism on this planet, but they all feature an LGBTQ+ main character.
Beyond the Grim Dust of What was to a Radiant Possibility of What Could be: Two-Spirit Survival Stories
Non-fiction summary of literature by two-spirit Native authors.
*increasing the TBR pile*
Returning to Ourselves: Two-spirit futures and the now 5⭐️
Non-fictional historical account of Yellow Head, a native from 1801 who was described in a white man journal as someone who looks like a man but behaves, sits and talks like a woman. Then he had added its disgusting *facepalm emoji* For all the technological advances the white man has made, he has lost perspective of other human being next to him. I found it amazing that two-spirited people have been accepted for so long in a culture who is clearly so much more tuned to nature than anyone else. I loved it!
A very cute romance in a world where aliens are viewed as guardians of the earth and saviours of humans.
Legends are made, not born 5⭐️
A beautiful story about the future and earth 2.0 in which a two-spirited boy who goes to live with Auntie Dave 😁
Perfectly you 5⭐️
This story caught me off guard completely. I spent the first few pages getting annoyed at the writing style. Then the twist happened and I laughed then cried. And then it ended and I cried then laughed 😂
The Boys Who Became Hummingbirds 4⭐️
I’m not sure I got the full meaning of this one. But I liked it! Very dystopian with a splash of colour.
Né Łe! 4 ⭐️
Space veterinarians for dogs on their way to Mars.
Trans story. Very Insightful into transitioning from a man to woman I the way they feel about others and what they worry about. I would have liked the story to last longer as I feel it was cut short plot-wise.
Imposter Syndrome 4⭐️
A non-human who wants to be human that changes gender due to work. This was a fascinating take on non-humans view on gender and the fact that gender is part of your personality and not your body. I liked it.
Valediction at the Star View Motel 4⭐️
This was less sci-fi of all of them. It was sweet and gave me the insight to reverse racism which was fascinating.
This is an interesting poem to end an anthology. I’m not sure I got it, but it’s about transitioning from woman to man (i think) and how you manmade yourself – really liked that term 😁
😍😍 I Loved it with a capital L!
I highly recommend anyone who is interested in LGBTQ+ stories or likes sci-fi short stories or anyone and everyone else!
I recommend this book also to those who think this might not be for them – give it a try! it won’t bite you back 🙂
Just read it!
Have you read this? What did you think?