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PW Radio 161: Charlie Jane Anders and Havana Book Fair
Author Charlie Jane Anders discusses her new novel, 'All the Birds in the Sky,' in which magic and science come together. PW senior news editor Calvin Reid reports on the Havana Book Fair and the first steps toward connections between U.S. and Cuban publishers.
Rocket Talk Episode 74: Charlie Jane Anders
Charlie Jane Anders visits the show this week, talking about her new novel All the Birds in the Sky. The conversation covers her ideas about the intersection of literary and genre fiction, her fascination with time, and whether or not she’ll listen to Hamilton before seeing it live. The two also discuss Anders’ long running Writers With Drinks series in San Francisco, among other things.
The Coode Street Podcast Episode 260: The Best of the Year with Charlie Jane Anders and Nisi Shawl
This week Gary and Jonathan are joined by award-winning writers and critics Charlie Jane Anders and Nisi Shawl in the Gershwin Room to discuss more of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year. As with last week, you'll need to listen to the episode to hear what’s recommended, but there are a good handful of familiar books and few surprises that you may want to hunt down before the year is done.
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All the Birds in the Sky by
"Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages. Charlie Jane Anders' All the Birds in the Sky is a deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse." --from Amazon.com
The Lazy Crossdresser by
"Studies show that as many as 5% of American men crossdress regularly - but not all of them want to crossdress fully or publicly. Charles Anders, a writer and crossdresser of many years` experience, gives you the skills and confidence you need to crossdress as much - or as little - as you want: embarrassment-free clothes shopping, doing your makeup, making decisions about your head and body hair, and much more. Unlike crossdressing manuals that insist on nothing less than perfect passable femininity, `The Lazy Crossdresser` gives you permission to experiment: `The moment you put on a dab of lipstick or a pair of panties, you`ve stepped outside the magic circle. There are no rules.` Hints, ideas, stories, emotional support, and illustrations to help you become the creature you`ve dreamed of being!" --from Amazon.com
Six Months, Three Days by
Doug and Judy have both had a secret power all their life. Judy can see every possible future, branching out from each moment like infinite trees. Doug can also see the future, but for him, it's a single, locked-in, inexorable sequence of foreordained events. They can't both be right, but over and over again, they are. Obviously these are the last two people in the world who should date. So, naturally, they do. Six Months, Three Days is the winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
That's Revolting! by
"As the growing gay mainstream prioritizes the attainment of straight privilege over all else, it drains queer identity of any meaning, relevance, or cultural value. What's more, queers remain under attack: Gay youth shelters can be vetoed because they might reduce property values. Trannies are out because they might offend straights...This updated edition contains seven new selections that cover everything from rural, working-class youth in Massachusetts to gay life in New Orleans to the infamous Drop the Debt/Stop AIDS action in New York. This lively composite portrait of cutting-edge queer activism is a clarion call for anyone who questions the value of becoming the Stepford Homosexual."
Charlie Jane Anders wrote the essay "Legalized Sodomy is Political Foreplay" for this anthology.
Sex for America by
"Sex for America takes us to the intersection of our desires and our political beliefs. These provocative stories by some of today's best writers, including Anthony Swofford, Jerry Stahl, Rick Moody, and Jonathan Ames, will inspire new discussions of sexual freedom and fascination. A surprising encounter between a lesbian and a young man shipping off to war, a liberal Hill staffer falling for the wife of a Republican senator, and Dick Cheney's duck hunt accident as jilted lover's revenge. See your government—and your most recent sex partners—as you've never seen them before." --from Amazon.com
Charlie Jane Anders wrote the essay "A Crystal Formed Entirely of Holes" for this anthology.
Charlie Anders is the author of several fictional and nonfictional texts in the genres of science fiction and gender politics. She is the author of The Lazy Crossdresser (2015), Choir Boy (2005), and All the Birds in the Sky (2016). She has also contributed to anthologies such as That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation and Sex for America: Politically Inspired Erotica. She co-edited the anthology She's Such a Geek! Women Write about Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff (2006) with Annalee Newitz.
Anders also contributes to a variety of magazines and online publications. She publishes Other magazine and is the editor of io9.com. She has also written for several publications such as Mother Jones and the San Francisco Chronicle and hosts "Writers with Drinks," a monthly event for San Francisco writers and performers.
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