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C4P: Cheryl Morgan - Tipping the Fantastic

Luna's first Call for Papers, 'Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and Science Fiction' will be released on Wednesday the 9th of August. Explore the ten brilliant papers you will find in the book.

Today, we introduce you to Cheryl Morgana (UK). She is presenting the paper: "Tipping the Fantastic: How the Transgender Tipping Point has Influenced Speculative Fiction".

Cheryl says:

"Fantasy, and more particularly science fiction, has always been interested in changes of gender. For most readers it seems to be a remarkable, if not magical, thing. For trans people, however, it is a fact of life. It hasn’t escaped our notice that most fiction about us is written very much from the point of view of people fascinated by our apparent transformations. With trans people becoming more visible in the media, and Time magazine proclaiming a “Trans Tipping Point”, has speculative fiction kept pace with society, and if so how is it different now?"

You can follow Cheryl on Twitter.

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