In 2017, Meanwhile, Elsewhere, a large, strange, and devastatingly touching anthology of science fiction and fantasy from transgender authors was released onto the world. The collection received rave acclaim and won the ALA Stonewall Book Award Barbara Gittings Literature Award. When its original publisher went out of business, the book fell out of print, and LittlePuss Press is now pleased to bring this title back to life for a new audience of readers. What is Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers? It is the #1 post-reality generation device approved for home use. It will prepare you to travel from multiverse to multiverse. No experience is required! Choose from twenty-five preset post-realities! Rejoice at obstacles unquestionably bested and conflicts efficiently resolved. Bring denouement to your drama with THE FOOLPROOF AUGMENTATION DEVICE FOR OUR CONTEMPORARY UTOPIA.
“Fueled by politics and history, conceived by experience and imagination ... prepare for an emotional roller-coaster of a read. These enchanting and eye-opening tales move us to think and feel beyond genre norms.”
“Instead of using SF/F to theorize new trans possibilities, they use trans realities to imagine new possibilities for SF/F. … There’s much to love, and much to dwell upon. A dazzling showcase of speculative writing … huge, vibrant, and full of ideas.”
“Remarkable … fun and totally wild … MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE is good, weird, out of this world, and occasionally trashy. But more importantly, it defies the singular trans story of the mainstream media, and shows how visionary and interesting trans writers are when they have the chance to write stories they really want to tell.”
"In a word, brilliant. You want other words? Okay, how about fantastic, original, engaging, wondrous, amusing, exciting, arousing, and intellectually stimulating ... Multi-author anthologies are always a hit-or-miss proposition, even when built around a theme, but Cat Fitzpatrick & Casey Plett have done an astounding job here."
—Bending the Bookshelf
Kristi Chadwick @ Literary JournalM. Milks @ Strange HorizonsEvelyn Deshane @ Plentitude MagazineH Kapp-Klote @ TruthoutCasey the Canadian Lesbrarian @ Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian Editor (Cat Fitzpartick) SiteEditor (Casey Plett) Site
H Kapp-Klote @ Truthout
Cat Fitzpatrick wrote the book of poems Glamourpuss (Topside Heliotrope, 2016) and co- edited the anthology MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FROM TRANSGENDER WRITERS, which won the ALA Stonewall Book Award for Literature. Her verse novel, The Call-Out, is forthcoming in 2022 from Seven Stories Press. She is the Director of the Women's Studies program at Rutgers University- Newark and the Editrix at LittlePuss Press. Find her intermittently on Twitter and Instagram @intermittentcat.
Casey Plett is the Publisher of LittlePuss Press and author of A Dream of a Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021), Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018), and A Safe Girl to Love (Topside Press, 2014). She has written for The New York Times, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Maclean's, and them., among other publications. Find her on Twitter @caseyplett and Instagram @plettsky.