Non-Binary Authors to Read

Non-Binary Authors to Read

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Non-Binary Authors To Read is a regular column from A.C. Wise highlighting non-binary authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to another edition of Non-Binary Authors to Read! While we’re all stuck inside, we need excellent things to read, no? Here are four wonderful stories that speak to themes of family and home for your social distancing reading pleasure! Sam Kyung Yoo is a queer non-binary writer of speculative and literary fiction. My recommended starting place for their work is “Even Robots Can Cry” published in Fireside Magazine, which straddles the line between both of those genres. Simon faces incredible pressure from his parents to be the perfect student. He applies that same pressure to himself, studying at all hours of the day and night to the point where his roommate, Gene, accuses him of being a robot. In truth, Simon is beginning to feel a bit like a robot, programmed to become a doctor, every minute of his life scheduled with some input that will help him achieve that goal, with little thought to what he actually wants in life. Simon thinks being a robot would make everything so much easier. Streamlined data retrieval, […]

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