Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth
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Lambda Literary Awards finalist!
This collection of speculative short fiction is about all kinds of queer growth, from emerging and developing to flourishing and cultivating. Whether they’re tender sprouts just beginning to discover themselves or deeply rooted leaders fiercely defending those they love, the people in these stories have this in common: you can’t tell them what to do. They grow as they please.
Full table of contents:
The Aloe’s Bargain by Julian Stuart
This Story is Called “The Transformation of Things” by P.H. Lee
Uncharting Territory by Jessica Yang
The Thing About the Jack-o’-Lanterns by Maggie Damken
Midnight Candy by Wren Douglas
The Mandrake Loves the Olive by Sonia Sulaiman
Seedlings by Audrey R. Hollis
Dandelion Wishes by Leora Spitzer
The Princess and the P. Sativum by Jennifer Lee Rossman
Sapspear Syrup by Bradley Scott
A Lumberjack’s Guide to Dryad Spotting by Charles Payseur
Folded Into Tendril and Leaf by Bogi Takács
Feeding Coals by Mile H.
Reclaiming Our Roots by Hanna A. Nirav
How to Make a Spell Jar by EA Crawley
The Tree Whisperer by Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe
what the water gave by Cynthia Zhang
To Build a Garden by C.B. Blanchard