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punkcaptainamerica whispered,

do you know of any sci-fi books w/ bisexual protagonists that sold well and would be considered successful (even in the loosest sense of the word)? I know the Adaptation duology, but I can't find anything else. this is for a post on mogii representation in ya lit, specifically how silly it is that some people are calling divergent sci-fi's first bi allegory when there are sci-fi books w/ canon bi characters that have done well.


Here are a few that come to mind, mostly YA but some adult:

Otherbound by Corrine Duyvis - bisexual sci-fi/fantasy
Proxy by Alex London - gay sci-fi dystopian 
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith - bisexual sci-fi/horror
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson - bisexual sci-fi/dystopian
Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo - bisexual sci-fi
Pantomime and Shadowplay by Laura Lam - trans/intersex steampunk fantasy
The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj - all kinda queer sci-fi
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan - all kinda queer sci-fi graphic novel series
Love In The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block - all kinda queer sci-fi mythology retelling
Beyond the Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction edited by Brit Mandelo - won last year’s Bisexual Book Award in speculative fiction. 

I also did a round up of thoughts on Divergent as a bisexual allegory (ie it’s pretty shitty) here.  There is also this two part series on LGBTQ scifi in the 70’s and after.  

If you find more, please send them my way!  Good luck!

- Sarah 

Not Sorry Feminism: No, I Don't Want To Watch That Movie


This felt so good to write.

"I think that the reason I almost never want to watch a new movie, unless someone’s taking me to the movie theater for free (parents, not dates), is because they are constantly disappointing me.

I am so tired of seeing women being rescued by men. I am so tired of men threatening violence (and implying the threat of sexual violence) upon women to motivate men. I am so tired of seeing women used as decoration. I am so tired of women being sex-shamed. I am so tired of seeing women portrayed as prizes - as objects of conquest. I am so tired of the tropes. So tired of the obligatory heterosexual romance subplots. So tired of seeing the guy get the girl at the end, again and again and again, no matter how shitty he is, because he “kept trying.”

Movies are fucking sexist and boring, okay? They’re not just sexist, they’re predictably sexist. Is the woman going to die? Hell no, of course not, we can’t deprive the man of his prize, can we?”



"haha what do sjws want next, a bisexual disabled trans woman of color?"