Blood Sucking Dykes

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At the NEW, (as-yet) untitled,
science fiction reading goup in san francisco

for the
gay, lesbian, bi, transgendered, poly, SM,
queer, questioning and/or curious (whew!)
and feminist communities

who are
interested in reading

science fiction, fantasy, magically-real, fairy-tales,
ghost-stories, horror, and all non-realistic
(but mainstream-supportive) literature ...

first discussion:
The Gilda Stories
by
Jewelle Gomez

Possibilities for future discussions:

Melissa Scott's ShadowMan, Mark Merliss' Arrows Flight, Lois McMaster Bujold's Ethaf Athos, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Heritage of Hastur, Robert Heinlein's Friday, Raphael Carter's The Fortunate Fall, Lois Lowry's The Giver, Pat Califia's Doc and Fluff, George Nader's Chrome ...
Octavia Butler, Joanna Russ, Samuel Delany, Ted Sturgeon, Mercedes Lackey, Michael Moorcock, Suzy McKee Charnas, James Tiptree, Jr., Ted Sturgeon, John Varley, Nicola Griffith, David Gerrold, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Marge Piercy, Ursula Le Guin
topics might include:
Man-hating lesbians, transgendered Oz, SF porn & slash
childrens' fantasy, comics, The Harry Potter stories
the "Alien" films, Lizzie Borden's "Born in Flames", "Flash Gordon", TV-sf, Xena: The Warrior Princess

(all decisions will be made by group consensus, of course)

Winner, 1991 Lambda Literary Award

Gilda is our foremost Black lesbian, former-slave, present & future vampire ... The Gilda Stories chronicles her life from the 19th century into the 22d ... Should be read by anyone who loves thoughtful, fun, queer, well-written, exciting stories ...

Jewelle Gomez is a Bay Area resident Black lesbian, executive director of the Poetry Center, SFSU.

Copies available at:
- Books Inc.
- SF Public Library, Eureka Valley Branch
- A Different Light

Book Discussion Begins:
7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 6
at
Cup-a-Joe
3801 17th (at Sanchez)

- wheelchair accessible; very short 2" rise -
- street parking; muni "J", "24", 2 blocks fm. Castro station KLM, etc. -

Organizational Meeting Starts at 6:00

Call philip 415-552-9958 or laura 415-586-5101 for more info

Get out from under the TV and read some of those books that have been piling up on your shelves ...