Short stories in the genre Queer.
Listing 28 stories.
In a dystopic universe where the aristocracy rules society, a banished tailor is given the opportunity to redeem herself by fashioning a coat from the sky for a nobleman. When the project reveals the dark history of the city's stratification, she is forced to make a choice between revolution and redemption.
An eccentric engineering exam in the far future introduces candidates to tales of three impossible machines—one to distort the physical world, one to travel through it, and one to grant telepathy to a community—and asks them to reflect on these technologies' impact on humanity. Through three tales of impossible machines with abilities to manipulate the physical world, travel through time and space, and bestow telepathy onto an entire community, candidates of an engineering exam in the far future are asked to ponder fantastical implications of technology.
In an apocalyptic future shaken by earthquakes, an optimistic painter and a pragmatic, pink-haired engineer find love on a crumbling lakeside pier in between the trembles.
Two "straight" young men are hired for the summer to look after sheep on Brokeback Mountain; alone together, they fall into a sensual and secret romance that they never forget and can never quite leave behind. Over the next twenty years, although their careers and families threaten to separate them, they find ways to reunite.
Gilda, a former slave and roaming vampire, finds herself pulled to a Black Chicago neighborhood like no other place she'd been before. Enamored with the Evergreen club and its beautiful singer, she must choose to leave anonymously or stay and divulge her secret.
In 1980s Peru, a dyslexic drug trafficker and grade school dropout and a wealthy, famous playwright labeled a terrorist for his play about killing the president form an unlikely relationship as cellmates in the notorious Collectors Prison of San Jacinto. The playwright convinces the men in their block to stage a performance of the play that landed him in jail, bringing a sense of comradery and unity; however, months after his release, he learns that the entire block, including his lover, was killed in the military suppression of a prison revolt.
In a near-future American city, a black teenage girl visits a memory alteration agency with her friends on a night out. She chooses to delete an embarrassing memory from a first encounter with a girl she likes, in hopes of giving their relationship a fresh start.
In a dystopian near-future, a trans woman is captured and imprisoned in a facility designed to transfer the consciousness of trans people into cis bodies that match their gender assigned incorrectly at birth. Then, she discovers a former childhood friend works there as a manager.
A young woman grows up without magic in a magical family and society, with strict rules and roles that are often tied to gender. When she sets off on a journey and her adult life begins, she finds her worldview tested—especially when members of her family come out as transgender and begin to transition.
An elderly Guinean fisherman makes a final trip to the sea to reunite with his lost lover.