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Love: Beyond Body, Space & Time

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"Love Beyond, Body, Space, and Time" is a collection of indigenous science fiction and urban fantasy focusing on LGBT and two-spirit characters. These stories range from a transgender woman trying an experimental transition medication to young lovers separated through decades and meeting far in their own future. These are stories of machines and magic, love, and self-love. ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published September 30th 2016 by Bedside Press
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Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Most depictions of Native peoples are by people who aren't Native... people who feel compelled to create Native characters and stories, but who do so from a place of good intentions shaped by hundreds of years of misrepresentations of who we were, and who we are. As a Native scholar and literary critic working primarily in children's and young adult literature, I often feel quite raw after reading one starred messed up book after another about Native peoples.

With that as context, I gotta say th
Some really great stories in here! And not a bad one in the bunch! I'd call this more a collection of speculative fiction rather than strict science fiction, so there's something in here for you even if you're not a hard SF fan. Full review here ...more
Shira Glassman
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shira by: everyone lol
My favorite story in the Love Beyond Body, Space, & Time collection is cis f/f fluff by Darcie Little Badger, about which she says, "Né łe is a lighthearted story about lesbians and puppies in space." Forty chihuahas (and one husky!) need care when the dog stasis on the transport to Mars malfunctions and they all wake up, so the crew wakes up one of the human passengers, an Apache veterinarian on her way to the Martian colony to start over after a breakup. Really, does anything I say here matter ...more
Aliens, by Richard Van Camp
4/5 Definitely a beautiful story with a Two-Spirited character
Legends are made, not born, by Cherie Dimaline 2/5 Didn’t really understand what this story was about . . .
Perfectly you, by David A. Robertson
4.5/5 OMG I LOVED THIS ONE! It shows how important it is to enjoy your life while you can
The boys who became the hummingbirds, by Daniel Heath Justice
5/5 Definitely my favourite! This story is about being who you truly are, and not being ashamed of it. And you should
Chasia Lloyd
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I requested an e-ARC for this sci-fi anthology from Indigenous writers, most who identify somewhere on the QUILTBAG & two-spirit spectrum. My exposure to such an intersection is pathetically close to zero. But I hope this anthology will inspire more publishers to buy works from queer, Indigenous SFF writers, because the world needs more of this.

We have some great openings from Hope Nicholson, Grace L. Dillon, and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair before we
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Love beyond body, space, and time
is a collection of indigenous science fiction and urban fantasy focusing on LGBT and two-spirit characters. It is very well done and it was so nice to read about all these characters. I must admit that I liked some stories more than others. My favourite was definitely Aliens by Richard Van Camp, I really liked it.
If you're into sci-fi, indigenous history and L
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful and tender anthology.
I went into it with little to none knowledge about indigenous writers or two-spirits. So for me the introductory essays were very good and helpful.
Although I would half of the stories not necessarily count among SF, every single one of them convinces with humanity and loving understanding of the authors for their characters. I felt somehow safe and warm while reading them.

My favourites were:

- "Perfectly you" by David A. Robertson, which deeply moved me an
Nov 17, 2017 added it
i really liked almost all the stories in this! my favorites were Né łe, Valediction at the Star View Hotel, and especially The Boys Who Became the Hummingbirds. I also really appreciated that a lot (more than half) of the stories were about trans characters - in 'lgbt' anthologies (and 'lgbt' stories in general) like this it's usually at least 99% cis gay people. ...more
'Nathan Burgoine
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt, anthologies
As always, anthologies mean individual story reviews will likely pop up on my 366 Short Stories blog project, under this tag.

Also, a note: I need to point out this is one of those anthologies I’ve had in my collection for, well, years. It’s been sitting on my iPad, and it was only when someone asked me if I’d read it that I went to look and found out the publisher is defunct due to the publisher, Bedside Press, being shuttered when the editor confessed to sexual misconduct and sexual assault. Af
"So they darted to those whose hearts beat strongest, streaks of blinding bright grace, calling to them in soft voices, sharing stories of possibility beyond the grim dust of what was to a hopeful possibility of what could be."

- The Boys Who Became The Hummingbirds, Daniel Heath Justice

I wish I could have spent more time in each of the speculative worlds as I was so immersed in the different tensions, joys and resolutions of each one.

Cont'd on the blog:
Nicole Field
Sep 08, 2016 rated it liked it
NetGalley Review

I was really excited to read this anthology. Far too many books about persons of colour aren't written by the people they are representing. And to add to it, this book was specifically LGBTI? I was hooked. I grabbed it as soon as I saw it.

Unfortunately, the biggest problem I found was the order of the first four stories, put together in such a way that it seemed all the contributions to this anthology were a bit sameish. That's not the fault of the contributors, of course, but it made an inesca
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great collection of stories. My favorite was probably IMPOSTER SYNDROME by Mari Kurisato, which is a great story that adds it's own unique elements to a "Philip k dick/cyberpunk"-ish kind of story. I would definitely recommend this collection to anyone who loves sci-fi & fantasy ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sff
I was provided a copy of this by the publisher.
So, I stand by my opinion, that anthologies are not good to get out a reading slump, but I have to amend that this one is an exception. I couldn't put it down, because literally every story had me at the second line in the latest and didn't let me go until the end. It's everything I love (non-normative SF(F)) and every single author in this is so talented....asfggjkl. Best way to end not only the year but alsp the decade.
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book is impressive. It's everything I've ever wanted. Native stories by Native authors, scifi and fantasy elements, LGBT and two-spirit characters...I didn't want it to end. I hope another anthology comes out in the future! ...more
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time is an excellent collection of short stories, and its existence is completely necessary. I think marginalised communities deserve to be able to read more genre fiction about themselves, especially when there are so many ways that marginalised identities intersect. This anthology fills a gap that deserves to be filled.

I was familiar with some of the writers in this anthology, and the ones I already knew were ones I already adored. Some of the others were entirely
Katrina (trb_artly)
3.75 stars

I enjoyed - even loved - most of the stories in this anthology. And, not only did they entertain me immensely, but they educated me too.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review at the Alliterates

I don’t read anthologies ever. Some anthologies are written to push publishers to think about the spaces and voices missing on reader’s shelves. This is one of those anthologies. My desire to read this is to push for more Indigenous visibility and representation for #IndigAThon, hosted by Michelle at Thor Wants Another Letter and Brody at Et tu, Brody?. Honestly, if we’re talking about diversity but there are people not being represented what the hell is the point? Those
Kara Babcock
First, huge shout-out to the Oxford comma lurking in this title. Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.

Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time is an anthology of queer Indigenous science fiction and fantasy by Indigenous authors. That’s it, and yet it is so much more. I really liked Hope Nicholson’s comment in her foreword about how some stories aren’t meant to be told, or at least, do not need to be shared with just anyone. This is something I've become more aware of as I learn more about the traditions of t
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I know very little about indigenous people, but I am always open to learning more about different cultures and backgrounds.

I had actually never heard about two-spirited people before, and I really appreciated the great description we got at the beginning of the book.

Unfortunately, this anthology just didn't work for me. I thought the writing in the majority of the stories was good, and it definitely helped introduce me to topics I knew nothing about, but I wouldn't say I loved the anthology. Al
A much-needed, varied anthology collection of indigenous LGBTQIA+ stories in the sci-fi genre.
Some I really enjoyed, while others were just okay for me.
Definitely recommend for those who have even a passing interest in the topics/collection!

My favourites:

Aliens - Niigaan Sinclair
The boys who became the hummingbirds - Daniel Heath Justice
Né Łe! - Darcie Little Badger
Transitions - Gwen Benaway
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is so dang beautiful.
Jun 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
this was amazing.

my favorite stories were
• NÉ LE! by Darcie Little Badger
• Transitions by Gwen Benaway
• Valediction at the Star View Motel by Nathan Adler
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An e-copy received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Love Beyond Body, Space and Time is a sci-fi anthology of stories about indigenous LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirited people, written by own voices authors.
I've picked up this book for a few different reasons:
- I enjoy short stories and anthologies are a great way for me to split up my reading, especially after reading long books;
- Sci-fi is one of my favourite genres to read;
- I am not very knowledgeable on the topic of indigenous people a
If you can’t tell from the title, Love Beyond Body, Space and Time is a short story collection focused on LGBT and two-spirit science fiction and fantasy and written by all indigenous authors. I always have an eye out for queer SFF, and I also haven’t read much by Native American authors. I want to correct this flaw in my reading, and this anthology looked like it would introduce me to a number of relevant authors.

The only author in the anthology I’d heard of before was Daniel Heath Justice, alt
This is why I hate rating anthologies. This one was cool, but also fluctuated a lot. There were a couple where I legitimately did not know what was going on or what the point was, there were some that were cute, but not super memorable beyond that, and some that were BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVED THEM.

My absolute favorites were Perfectly You by David A. Robertson (super cute story about two girls in love and making the most out of life) and The Boys Who Became The Hummingbirds by Daniel Heath Justice (
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this on NetGalley

This was such a beautiful book! I normally struggle to read short story anthologies, but every single story in this was so easy to read. They characters were all so unique and wonderful, and the world-building was especially impressive, given how short some of these stories were. Each one had so much heart, and I loved every single one. Reading this book felt like I was given an incredibly precious gift, and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to r
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! There are times when I read Sci Fi and I am astounded by new ideas & concepts. This was one of those experiences but enhanced even more because it's Native. A few of these stories made me feel like I was sitting & listening to one of my grandma's or another tribal elder's stories. It's wonderful to find books like that - I don't often do. And all of this combined with queer characters and ideas. ...more
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Overall I really enjoyed this but I would have liked for the stories to be more similar in length. I didn't enjoy the super long to super short structure to this anthology. however I felt like I learned a lot and it was Canadian which I didn't know before starting so I was very impressed. Review to come on Books and Ladders! ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
At first, I thought that this was going to be a series of essays, and I was dreading it. A lot of information about two-spirited people have been placed in this book and in all the short stories. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more.
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I essentially read this cover-to-cover, but it was in pdf. Very much recommended.
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Hope Nicholson is the owner of Winnipeg-based publishing Bedside Press. She's an ardent comics fan passionate about bringing new stories to light, and author of the book "The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen" which shines light on characters forgotten by comics history. ...more

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