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Fiction Transgender

Meanwhile, Elsewhere

Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers

edited by Casey Plett & Cat Fitzpatrick

Metonymy Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2021
Transgender, Cyberpunk, Short Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price

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In 2017, Meanwhile, Elsewhere, a large, strange, and devastatingly touching anthology of science fiction and fantasy from transgender authors was released onto the world. The collection received rave acclaim and won the ALA Stonewall Book Award Barbara Gittings Literature Award. When its original publisher went out of business, the book fell out of print, and LittlePuss Press is now pleased to bring this title back to life for a new audience of readers. What is Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers? It is the #1 post-reality generation device approved for home use. It will prepare you to travel from multiverse to multiverse. No experience is required! Choose from twenty-five preset post-realities! Rejoice at obstacles unquestionably bested and conflicts efficiently resolved. Bring denouement to your drama with THE FOOLPROOF AUGMENTATION DEVICE FOR OUR CONTEMPORARY UTOPIA.

About the authors

Casey Plett is the author of the novel Little Fish and the short story collections A Dream of a Woman and A Safe Girl to Love, and co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers (Topside Press). She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney's Internet Tendency and her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Maclean's, The Walrus, Plenitude, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. She is the winner of two Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and she received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. She lives in Windsor, Ontario.

Casey Plett's profile page

Cat Fitzpatrick is the Editrix at LittlePuss Press, the Director of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University--Newark. She is the author of a collection of poems, Glamourpuss (Topside Press, 2016) and co-edited the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction & Fantasy from Transgender Writers, which won the ALA Stonewall Award for Literature. The Call-Out is her first novel.

Cat Fitzpatrick's profile page


  • Winner, ALA Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award
  • Short-listed, Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology

Editorial Reviews

"Fueled by politics and history, conceived by experience and imagination ... prepare for an emotional roller-coaster of a read. These enchanting and eye-opening tales move us to think and feel beyond genre norms."
--Library Journal

"Instead of using SF/F to theorize new trans possibilities, they use trans realities to imagine new possibilities for SF/F. ... There's much to love, and much to dwell upon. A dazzling showcase of speculative writing ... huge, vibrant, and full of ideas."
--Strange Horizons


"Remarkable ... fun and totally wild ... Meanwhile, Elsewhere is good, weird, out of this world, and occasionally trashy. But more importantly, it defies the singular trans story of the mainstream media, and shows how visionary and interesting trans writers are when they have the chance to write stories they really want to tell."

"In a word, brilliant. You want other words? Okay, how about fantastic, original, engaging, wondrous, amusing, exciting, arousing, and intellectually stimulating ... Multi-author anthologies are always a hit-or-miss proposition, even when built around a theme, but Cat Fitzpatrick & Casey Plett have done an astounding job here."

--Bending the Bookshelf

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