Another destination we could often find bisexuality is with in fantasy/science fiction/utopian novels.

Another destination we could often find bisexuality is with in fantasy/science fiction/utopian novels.

Another destination we could often find bisexuality is with in fantasy/science fiction/utopian novels. Here, bisexuality is normal, confirmed, perhaps not stigmatized. A great deal more leeway is allowed by setting a story outside of the current reality. A couple of examples are Starhawk’s The fifth Sacred Thing, Samuel Delaney’s Dhalgren, Marge Piercy’s girl from the side of Time, James Varley’s Titan, Wizard and Demon show, and Melissa Scott’s Burning Bright and Shadow guy.

Historic novels are another accepted location to find the evasive bisexual. Right right right Here, properly far through the time that is present males (and the vast majority of the historic bisexuals I’ve been able to located are male) are bisexual no big deal though they’re not called bisexual or homosexual. Examples: all of the historical novels by Mary Renault (about ancient Greece), and Lucia St. Clair Robson’s Tokaido path (set in 17thcentury Japan).

Then there’s just what we call “1970s bisexuality” where bisexuality equals free love. These novels usually are compiled by guys and, as opposed to historic novels, the bisexuals figures have been ladies who share their voluptuous systems with both ladies and (mainly) with guys. Writers Robert Heinlein, Tom Robbins, and John Irving would all be included under this heading.

Then there’s adolescent bisexuality, often written down as youthful teenage experimentation: Hanif Kureishi’s, The Buddha of Suburbia, Felice Picano’s Ambidextrous, and Judy Blume’s summertime Sisters.

There’s the hedonistic bisexual who is usually self destructive and may also keep a path of broken life (including their very own), for instance, Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers, Rupert Everett’s hey, Darling, have you been Working? Continue reading “Another destination we could often find bisexuality is with in fantasy/science fiction/utopian novels.”