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Lesbian Literature: Lesbian Fiction, Yuri, Dykes to Watch Out For, Lgbt Themes in Speculative Fiction NOT A BOOK

Lesbian Literature: Lesbian Fiction, Yuri, Dykes to Watch Out For, Lgbt Themes in Speculative Fiction

NOT A BOOK

Published August 17th 2011
ISBN : 9781158098620
Paperback
32 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Lesbian fiction, Yuri, Dykes to Watch Out For, LGBT themes in speculative fiction, List of booksMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Lesbian fiction, Yuri, Dykes to Watch Out For, LGBT themes in speculative fiction, List of books portraying sexual relations between women, Lesbian pulp fiction, List of LGBT-themed speculative fiction, Jocelyne Fran ois, Lesbian vampire, Class S, Futanari, Naiad Press, Janes World, Femslash, Golden Crown Literary Society, Sparkling Rain, Ellen Dean. Excerpt: Homosexuality in speculative fiction refers to the incorporation of homosexual themes into science fiction, fantasy, horror fiction and related genres which together constitute speculative fiction (SF). Such elements may include a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual (LGBT) character as the protagonist or a major character, or exploration of varieties of sexual experience that deviate from the conventional. Science fiction and fantasy have traditionally been puritanical genres aimed at a male readership, and can be more restricted than non-genre literature by their conventions of characterisation and the effect that these conventions have on depictions of sexuality and gender. However, speculative fiction also gives authors and readers the freedom to imagine societies that are different from real-life cultures. This freedom makes speculative fiction a useful means of examining sexual bias, by forcing the reader to reconsider his or her heteronormative cultural assumptions. It has also been claimed that LGBT readers identify strongly with the mutants, aliens, and other outsider characters found in speculative fiction Before the 1960s, explicit sexuality of any kind was rare in speculative fiction, as the editors who controlled what was published attempted to protect their perceived key market of adolescent male readers. As the readership broadened, it became possible to include characters who were undisguised homosexuals, though these tended to be villains, an...