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Time Well Bent: Queer Alternative Histories

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We have always been here. For as long as there's been such a thing as sex, alternate sexual identities have been a fact of life. So why have we been so nearly invisible in recorded history and historical fiction? Now editor Connie Wilkins, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, has assembled fourteen stories that span the centuries from ancient times to the Renaissance to the m ...more
ebook, 186 pages
Published 2009 by Lethe Press
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Gerry Burnie
Oct 18, 2010 Gerry Burnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Time Well Bent” [Lethe Press, 2009] is one of the more intriguing collections of stories that I have had the pleasure of reading—for a number of reasons.

The first, off-hand, is that it contains several tales about lesbian love; something that I have not had an opportunity to review, previously.

"A Wind Sharp as Obsidian" by Rita Oakes opens the collection and sets the tone for the stories that follow; inasmuch as it is an imaginative example of superb writing. Malianalli, a mortal, is in a rela
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Jennifer
Nov 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Slash Readers: Alright, so 'Time Well Bent', is a collection of short stories. All of the short stories are based on historical fact and what might've happened if certain things had gone different. So, don't get this thinking it's straight up historical fiction... it is but it isn't exactly. :) All of the stories in this anthology were well done and interesting. I did not have any big problems with any of them. My biggest issue with the book actually was the fact that the author's comments/state ...more
Nan Hawthorne
Mar 18, 2011 Nan Hawthorne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What a delightful bunch of "what ifs" where a gay or lesbian character holds the key to some event in history. You will meet some famous people here: Thomas Jefferson, William Gilbert, the future Wueen Isabella of Castile, Christopher marlowe, and Lawrence of Arabia. The strong theme in this anthology is that love is at the center of all strong relationships, gay or straight, and that people's beliefs about sin and decadence have nothing to do whith why people love. I particularly enjoyed the T. ...more
Dinah
Not all excellent, but some very good stories among this collection.
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