Irby, Samantha. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays. New York: Vintage Books, 2017.
I read about this essay collection on Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian and decided to buy it immediately because I have been looking for new queer life writing that might be suitable to use for teaching. I bought this and McGuire’s book from amazon.com’s network of independent booksellers.
McGuire, Seanan. Every Heart a Doorway. New York: Tor, 2016.
I am teaching a queer literature course this semester and mentioned that I did not know of any books about asexual characters to include in the course, though I am sure that they exist. A student did some research online and found out about this book, which supposedly does include a major asexual character, so I bought it immediately. I had not heard of McGuire before, but apparently they are a highly lauded science fiction writer. Once again, speculative fiction and queer fiction go hand in hand!
Richardson, Suzanne. Oh Niagara! Utica, NY: Suzanne Richardson, 2018.
I bought this zine by a colleague of mine at the Tramontane Cafe in Utica. It was produced to commemorate the Tram’s tenth anniversary earlier this month.