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In this anthology, you will find artists, mothers, and academics; bodies constructed of flesh and of bone, of paper and metal and plastic. Bodies formed of bouncing, buzzing electrons, waves and particles of light. Bodies grown and bodies sewn, glued, folded and sutured. And all of them standing in defiance of the rules and regulations designed to bind them.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published November 2012 by Futurefire.net Publishing
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Matt Dent
May 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
This review was originally published in issue #245 of science-fiction magazine Interzone. You can buy back issues and subscribe to future issues at their shop.

If science-fiction has a point beyond simple entertainment – and I would imagine most Interzone readers would say it does –I would submit that the most likely candidate is to push boundaries and challenge norms. So it's fairly encouraging to see Outlaw Bodies wedding itself to that idea from the introduction: an anthology of stories revolv
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Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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It's about time that an anthology like this was released. At a time when the politics of the body is so complex and at times, confusing, once again speculative fiction makes sense of and highlights issues that face us all. Five stars!
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Thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking.
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This is a very diverse collection of stories, in topic, style and mood, though all of them deal in some way with the anthology's theme. Several of the pieces deal with sex and gender issues, some more or less in passing, and cybernetic, virtual and reconstituted bodies are also dwelt upon. I would have been interested to read something about migrants and illicit immigration, especially since that was mentioned in the foreword, but I very much enjoyed Lori Selke's story 'Frankenstein Unraveled', ...more
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