Upright Women Wanted

February 4, 2020|
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
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A 2020 ALA Booklist Top 10 SF/F Pick

In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.


"That girl''s got more wrong notions than a barn owl''s got mean looks."

Esther is a stowaway. She''s hidden herself away in the Librarian''s book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her-a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.

The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.

Praise for Upright Women Wanted

"A good old-fashioned horse opera for the 22nd century. Gunslinger librarians of the apocalypse are on a mission to spread public health, decency, and the revolution."-Charles Stross

"A dazzling neo-western adventure. . . . Gailey''s gorgeous writing and authentic characters make this slim volume a pure delight."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Hugo award winner Sarah Gailey is an internationally published writer of fiction and nonfiction. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe, and they are a regular contributor for Tor.com and Barnes & Noble. Their fiction credits include Fireside Fiction, Tor.com, and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River o...
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Title:Upright Women WantedFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.35 X 5.43 X 0.81 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.35 X 5.43 X 0.81 inPublished:February 4, 2020Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250213584

ISBN - 13:9781250213587

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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