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The Advocate Releases List of 15 Best LGBT Summer Reads, Includes Anne Rice and Cullyn Royson
Nancy Pearl Award finalist "Seducer Fey" by pansexual author Cullyn Royson makes best of list
Seducer Fey (Booktrope) is a groundbreaking novel that includes a mix of straight and LGBT characters as well as a handicapable hero. The plot combines genetic engineering with Celtic mythology as scientists scour the Earth searching for descendents of the fey whose DNA could hold the key to longevity and charisma.
The article states, "Seducer Fey is simply one of the best young adult fantasy novels out there, queer or otherwise. Get ready for the sequel."
The list also includes I Left It on the Mountain by Kevin Sessums, editor in chief of FourTwoNine magazine, and Beauty's Kingdom by Anne Rice.
Royson identifies as pansexual and genderqueer. She began LGBTQ activism by volunteering for GLSEN. She's a proponent of gender neutrality and uses the pronouns "xie" and "hir" in her novel, which are gender-neutral pronouns that combine "he" and "she" and "his" and "her" respectively. Royson did not invent these pronouns. They have a long-standing use among LGBT persons and allies, though spellings vary.
Gender-neutral pronouns already exist in the English language. "They" and "it" are gender neutral, but "they" is only for referring to multiple people and "it" is considered by many to be rude to use in association with a person. Sweden already has a singular, gender neutral pronoun, "hen." It is a combination of the Swedish words for "he" and "she," just like "xie" in English.
View the complete list http://www.advocate.com/
Learn more about Seducer Fey on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/
Page Updated Last on: Jun 03, 2015