Brit Mandelo


Brit Mandelo ( is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose primary fields of interest are speculative fiction and queer literature, especially when the two coincide. Her work—fiction, nonfiction, poetry; she wears a lot of hats—has been featured in magazines such as Clarkesworld,, and Ideomancer. She also writes regularly for and has several long-running column series there, including Queering SFF, a mix of criticism, editorials, and reviews on LGBTQI speculative fiction. When not writing, she is a perpetual student and is working up to an eventual (hopefully) PhD. She is a Louisville native and lives there with her partner in an apartment that doesn’t have room for all the books.

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Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 98,420. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Speculative fiction is the literature of questions, of challenges and imagination, and what better to question than the ways in which gender and sexuality have been rigidly defined, partitioned off, put in little boxes? Extraordinary stories by Keyan Bowes, Kelley Eskridge, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Nalo Hopkinson, Claire Humphrey, Sarah Kanning, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Ellen Kushner, and 9 more authors

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