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Once upon a time, our ancestors were much more honest and open about the spectrum of human sexuality. Among the fairy tales and myths they told were stories of androgynes, neither male nor female; of women and men who resist sex and marriage for other kinds of love; of chaste romances, miraculous childbirth and bodily transformations. These are the asexual fairy tales you ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published September 27th 2019 by SilverWood Books
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Lynn O'Connacht
CW: Allusions to sexual coercion and rape.

Disclaimer: I'm a kickstarter backer.

"Asexual Fairy Tales" is a collection of fairy tale retellings and a few original fairy tale stories focusing on asexual (and often aromantic) narratives. If you know anything about me, it's probably that the title alone is like catnip. I love fairy tales and, being a demi writer and critic, asexual interpretations of literature are 100% my jam.

Let me get the bad out of the way: I w
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Estance Moriarty
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I participated in the Kickstarter & I deeply regret it.

I very rarely give out bad ratings. If I believe a book to be badly written, the worst I give out it 3 stars.
And here, a book on the topic of asexuality, my topic, my main thing.
For me to give a bad rating, I've had to think hard about it.

What it comes down to is this. There is rape apologizing in this book.
That's unforgiveable in any book, but in a book about asexuality?

And the problems d
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Elizabeth Hopkinson is best known for Asexual Fairy Tales, Silver Hands, and a range of short fantasy stories and original fairy tales.
Elizabeth describes her writing as, "seeing the magical in the ordinary". She has loved fairy tale and history since studying English Literature at Leeds University;.
She has lived all her life in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK (home of the Bronte sisters and t
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