Bikes Not Rockets: Intersectional Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories
by Elly Blue Editor, Elly Bangs Contributor, Monique Cuillerier Contributor, Gretchin Lair Contributor and Summer Jewel Keown Contributor
As you ride down the intergalactic bike path, you come to a crossroads. Which path will you take? Your choice could determine your future, or the future of all humanity, forever. These twelve stories explore a variety of intersections set in distant, outlandish, or disturbingly realistic futures and dimensions—all involving bicycles and the breaking of gender stereotypes. A bicycle race spans a rift between worlds. A teenager learns a valuable lesson from her prepper mom. A young fruit seller gets closer to her dream of becoming an astronaut. An overwhelmed mom finds unexpected solace at a bicycle collective. And much more! Contributors include Tuere T.S. Ganges, Gretchin Lair, Ayame Whitfield, Julia K. Patt, Elly Bangs, Osahon Ize-Iyamu, Monique Cuillerier, Kat Lerner, Hella Grichi, and Summer Jewel Keown, with illustrations by Elly Bangs and Paul Abbamondi.
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"Elly Blue clearly knows how to get there and has sought out writers who are witty, funny and craft tender, engaging stories with characters I can relate to who take up the challenges in their lives while riding bicycles."
The stories in this volume vary between those that take place in space or on other planets, and those that are still based on earth, either preceding, during, or after an apocalyptic event of some sort. But all of the stories share a common theme in addition to including a bicycle—they’re all stories with an element of hope.