Lambda Literary Award winner
This exciting and groundbreaking fiction anthology showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous) writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism’s histories.
Here, readers will discover bio-engineered AI rats, transplanted trees in space, the rise of a 2SQ resistance camp, a primer on how to survive Indigiqueerly, virtual reality applications, motherships at sea, and the very bending of space-time continuums queered through NDN time. Love after the End demonstrates the imaginatively queer Two-Spirit futurisms we have all been dreaming of since 1492.
Contributors include Darcie Little Badger, Mari Kurisato, Kai Minosh Pyle, David Alexander Robertson, and jaye simpson.
This visionary anthology edited by Lambda Literary Award winner Whitehead (Jonny Appleseed) brings together a group of Indigenous voices from across North America to explore the aftermaths of apocalypses both global and personal. Ranging from imaginative science fantasy to plausible near-future speculative fiction, these nine stories are thematically unified by their queer visions of Indigenous futures. Standouts include "History of the New World" by Adam Garnet Jones, an emotionally resonant story that grapples with generational trauma and parenthood; "How to Survive the Apocalypse for Native Girls" by Kai Minosh Pyle, which explores the exclusion implicit in the concept of kinship; and the refreshingly conversational "Story for a Bottle" by Darcie Little Badger, in which a teenage protagonist must escape from an abandoned, floating city powered by artificial intelligence. Many of the stories offer portraits of a dead Earth from which new life springs, and all are ultimately uplifting, hinting at a way forward through the darkness of the present. Drawing on deep wells of history and experience, these powerful stories are sure to impress.