I'm pleased to announce that Aqueduct Press will be publishing an anthology of fiction, Adventures in Bodily Autonomy, edited by Raven Belasco, later this year, in support of abortion rights.
The fourteen tales in Adventures in Bodily Autonomy flow across alternate universes and through space and time to consider the issues of reproductive justice through fresh perspectives. There is an adventure here for everyone.
An astronaut on her way to Mars discovers she’s pregnant — can she keep her baby? Bee-like entities try to force a human to be their queen. In1930s Philly, a vampire offers a novel form of birth control. From a ghost, lessons learned too late. Women who cannot find a comfortable fit in their mythic realities. Future worlds where reproductive choices are different, but individual choice and external battles for that choice are just as real.
Adventures in Bodily Autonomy will be released on October 16th, 2023, a date important in the history of women’s healthcare rights. On October 16, 1916, in Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opened the country’s first birth control clinic. Just nine days later police shut down the clinic, and Sanger served 30 days in prison.
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels — including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and postpartum care, and paid family leave—for every body.
Join the authors in supporting
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Kathleen Alcalá ~ Elizabeth Bear ~ Raven Belasco
Tara Campbell ~ Anya De Niro ~ Jaymee Goh
Cynthia Gralla ~ K Ibura ~ Ellen Klages
Annalee Newitz ~ Nisi Shawl ~ Sonya Taaffe
Cecilia Tan ~ Helena María Viramontes
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One hundred percent of the royalties of Adventures in Bodily Autonomy are being donated to NARAL Pro-Choice America to help them continue their vital fight for women’s bodily autonomy and basic human rights.