“This is what desire feels like: black adrenaline slicked through a straw of molasses, corkscrews spinning into each inch of skin. It takes a lot and you still only get a little, but it’s because what you wanted was to want more. No one craves satisfaction, that’s far too scary to actually experience. Because when you get it, what’s left? Nothing was fun until it ran through the full road of excess; nothing was fun until it wasn’t fun anymore.” – Elizabeth Aldrich, “Saturnina”
Pink Narcissus Press presents Daughters of Icarus, a collection of new feminist science fiction and fantasy.
“Strong pieces offer memorable takes on the notion of feminism in speculative fiction.” – Library Journal
“This collection of 28 short stories […] explores many areas of speculative fiction, from fantasy lands of ritual and magic to postapocalyptic wastelands to modern cityscapes. Throughout, the authors explore themes of gender, identity, and autonomy, with characters as diverse as miniature clones, stripper vampires, aggressive mermaids, and mystical crones. Many of the stories focus on gender roles and the pull of relationships, whether parental, familial, or romantic, among all kinds of people.” – ForeWord Reviews
Available in trade paperback wherever books are sold:
Edited by Josie Brown. Cover photo by Jordan Tao Mambert. Design by Rose Mambert.
ISBN (Trade Paperback): 978-1-939056-00-9
Includes stories by Marissa James, Douglas J. Ogurek, Cynthia Reeser, John McCormack, A.A. Balaskovits, Tina Starr, Janett L. Grady, Donna Scott, E. Catherine Tobler, Thoraiya Dyer, Laura Givens & Nicole Spencer, Zachary Jernigan, A.J. Fitzwater, David North-Martino, Margaret Karmazin, Eric Bosse, Heather Fowler, Caren Gussoff, Erica Lianne Inglett, Anna Sykora, Elizabeth Aldrich, R.P. Steeves, Jason Andrew, Joanna Fay, Therese Arkenberg, Jennifer Linnaea, Summer Hanford, and Ao-Hui Lin.