Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index.
Introduction: reading lesbians reading fantasy -- Once upon a time: historical backgrounds and contexts -- Here be monsters: lesbian gothic -- In a kingdom far away: lesbian fantasy -- Beyond the known galaxy: lesbian science fiction -- Blurring the lines: mixed genre -- Conclusion: such stuff as dreams are made on.
"This work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture"--Provided by publisher.