Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome authors Madeline Dyer, Linsey Miller, Akemi Dawn Bowman, Emily Victoria, and Anju Imura to our virtual event space! They'll be joining us to celebrate their newest book release, Being Ace: An Anthology of Queer, Trans, Femme, and Disabled Stories of Asexual Love and Connection on Tuesday, October 10th at 12pmMT. The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.
MORE ABOUT BEING ACE:
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.
More about the authors specific short stories:
Nylon Bed Socks by Madeline Dyer – Amelia is desperate to escape—both the psychiatric hospital she's found herself in and life itself. It's too confusing, listening to the other girls who now live inside her body. Too scary being forced to eat. Too painful remembering how she was sexually assaulted for being ace. But then she meets Dale, a boy who's accepted his own asexuality, and she wonders if she can reach that place too. But as Amelia tries to recover, the voices in her head are determined to hold her back...
Give Up the Ghost by Linsey Miller – The dead stay dead in Pinesplit but don't stay quiet, and that's how Cassandra prefers it. Her job ferrying the living through the woods to speak with their lost loved ones pays well, keeps people from questioning her aceness, and allows her to investigate her murdered best friend's death. However, when her newest client breaks the rules and risks Cassandra never being able to speak with the dead again, she'll have to face far more dangerous ghosts than the real ones chasing her.
Across the Stars by Akemi Dawn Bowman – Freya grew up on a space station with only her robots for company. The last message her parents left her before their deaths exists on her beloved communications bot, Tiki. But when Tiki’s memory core is accidentally wiped, Freya must find the courage to do the one thing she’s never been able to do: Leave home. With the help of a friendly customer service representative, Freya travels across the galaxy, and learns what it means to let go of her grief.
Sealights by Emily Victoria – Her whole life, Annelise and her father have protected their lighthouse and the sea magic of the harbor around them. But when her father dies in a storm and Annelise begins struggling to skim the magic she needs, she's afraid she'll lose her home forever. It's only when Annelise meets Meera, an innovative girl who knows land magic, that Annelise realizes there might still be a way to save her lighthouse and the magic of the sea.
Moonspirited by Anju Imura – All her life, Sena has known two things: The safety of Maiko's hand in hers, and the wanton selfishness of gods, the spirits who brought humanity to the stars. When Maiko is taken by the Moon Empress, Sena must finally face the gods—and her own resentment towards them—if she ever wants to see her sister again.
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