Vol. 2 — With Her Body
by Nicola Griffith
Finalist for the Lambda SF award, 2004
With Her Body presents three pieces of short fiction by the Nebula-, Lambda-, and Tiptree-award winning Nicola Griffith. What are these three intense stories about? Hope, joy, the body.; mainly joy and the body—feeling the world on our skin, which is the place where Us and Not-Us meet. Nicola Griffith writes about being as well as doing—about life and love and the fears that keep us from having what we want. About feeling stuff, and making decisions, not sitting at home like a passive lump.
"In a world where most visual stories—and quite a few found
in books - don't even pass the Bechdel
Test, reading tales that are wholly and unapologetically about
women's desire, and in which women's desire for other women is taken as a
given rather than as a deviation to be preceded by agonised
soul-searching, certainly made for a few double takes.
"With Her Body is an atypical collection of science fiction, and
those who are turned off by epic sci-fi shouldn't hesitate to pick up this
volume. It is intimate, sexy, and rich with good old-fashioned
storytelling. That sounds like joy to me."
the whole review)
"...haunting, fiercely women-oriented tales of lesbians making their way in
one world or another."
ISBN: 978-0-9746559-4-9 (13 digit)