Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction

The 2013 edition of the annual series showcasing the best tales of lesbian-themes fantasy, science-fiction, and the weird, includes such acclaimed authors as Jewelle Gomez, Nisi Shawl, Carrie Vaughn, and Brit Mandelo. The editors have ensured that a variety of voices and styles present imaginative fiction encompassing the love between women.

Tenea D. Johnson is the author of the novels R/evolution and Smoketown, as well as Starting Friction, a poetry and prose collection. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including the Lambda Award-winning Necrologue. She is also a musician and has had the good fortune to perform her pieces at the Knitting Factory and the Public Theater, among others. Her virtual home is teneadjohnson.com.

Steve Berman takes much delight in discovering wonderful queer stories and helping authors share their voices. He has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for his editorial efforts four times, including for his work on Heiresses of Russ 2012. He resides in southern New Jersey.

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