Bi Author Cecilia Tan Explains Bi Sci-Fi

qrbjygrimuc7bwlipuqxIt’s an intriguing question for science fiction fans who understand the history of bisexual characters in this specialized genre.

The question was posed by Lambda Literary Magazine and  Circlet Press publisher Cecilia Tan explained it in great detail.

Why were there so many bisexual heroes in the 1970s (including Robert A. Heinlein’s Lazarus Long), and was bisexuality viewed as “futuristic”? More to the point, why did bi heroes mostly vanish throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and what brought them back?

She has some intriguing new projects that have bi heroes, such as House of Sable Locks and Magic University, but click on the link for more.

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]