Being Ace: An Anthology of Queer, Trans, Femme, and Disabled Stories of Asexual Love and Connection (Hardcover)
Discover the infinite realms of asexual love across sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary stories
From a wheelchair user racing to save her kidnapped girlfriend and a little mermaid who loves her sisters more than suitors, to a slayer whose virgin blood keeps attracting monsters, the stories of this anthology are anything but conventional. Whether adventuring through space, outsmarting a vengeful water spirit, or surviving haunted cemeteries, no two aces are the same in these 14 unique works that highlight asexual romance, aromantic love, and identities across the asexual spectrum.
About the Author
Akemi Dawn Bowman is a critically-acclaimed author who writes across genres. Her novels have received multiple accolades and award nominations, and her debut novel, Starfish, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist. She has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She overthinks everything, including this bio. Visit Akemi online at her website or on Instagram.
"Themes of grief, community expectations, resilience, self-esteem, and queer joy are woven throughout this anthology [...] readers hungry for intersectional ace (and frequently also aro) representation will be pleased to see a range of queer identities, racial backgrounds, and disabilities."
"Dyer expertly delivers on the collection’s premise of creating a variety of colorful, aspirational places to which queer and aroace readers might flock and find community, belonging, and representation."
“Being Ace is an essential YA anthology. It’s a perfect palette that paints the richness of asexuality, in all its many shades and hues. This is the first anthology I’ve read that really gets what it means to be authentically, honestly ace. Fantastic!”
-Saundra Mitchell, bestselling editor of All Out, Out Now and Out There