An anthology of all-new 23 short stories and poems set in Bordertown setting created by Terri Windling. Some of these urban fantasy stories have prominent queer characters. They are listed here.
Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell-powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists’ studios of Soho.
Terri Windling’s original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today’s urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all-new work (including a 15-page graphic story), the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.
Genre: Urban fantasy, Anthology
Location: Fantasy world based on a western country
Welcome to Bordertown
Cis girls: Trish, Cam, Seal
Cis boys: Jimmy
Lesbian: Cam, Seal
Heterosexual: Trish, Jimmy
Homoromantic: Cam, Seal
Heteroromantic: Trish, Jimmy
White: Trish, Jimmy
Our Stars, Our Selves
Cis girls: Allie
Cis boys: Alaunus
Ours Is the Prettiest
Cis girls: Gladstone, Damiana, Beti
Lesbian: Gladstone, Damiana, Beti
Homoromantic: Gladstone, Damiana, Beti
Descriptions of past domestic abuse
Ownvoices: Ownvoices for Jamaican and queer representation.
We Do Not Come in Peace
Cis boys: Marius, Mouse
Ownvoices: Ownvoices for gay representation.