All Our Worlds: Diverse Fantastic Fiction

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Finder
by Carla Speed McNeil
Jaeger is a finder, or aboriginal detective. Heís gotten involved with an old friendís ex-wife, only to discover that the old friend isnít really out of the picture and appears to be dangerously crazy. A tale of conflicting loyalties in a science fiction setting full of talking dinosaurs and sentient toasters.
Submitter's comments: "Finder is a series that is set in a far future world with very rigid social boundaries - but some of those boundaries are quite different from the ones we are used to in the present. Class is hugely important, for instance, but manifests mainly as a system of genetically uniform clans. These clans often also have closely regulated ways of expressing gender (e.g., there is one clan in which everybody is expected to look like Marlene Dietrich - and yes, that goes for the men, too). Another recurring theme is the relationship between "native" peoples and a hegemonic, technologically more advanced culture. McNeil is intensely interested in what happens on the margins and interfaces between social groups, and her portrayal of the interactions and processes there is always aware of power differentials." Focus on marginalized people, especially indigenous societies. Many societies feature, including one that uses only "she". Characters have relationships with multiple partners.
gay, lesbian, asexual, transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, race, setting, queered culture, multiple culture, disability, poly, pronouns, class, , race Indigenous, Unspecified_Disability 2007 Adult

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