Vol 13 No 1 (2021)
Narrative

First to Sea

Alexander Condie
Athabasca University
Published March 4, 2021

Abstract

Inspired by studying books such as “Ethical Slut” by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy, “Stars in my Pockets like Grains of Sand” by Samuel Delaney and “Homos” by Leo Bersani, “First to Sea” aims to explore cultural and gender topics through a fictional lens. By examining alternatives to ideas of family, relationships and gender, a world is imagined where these are the norm and have fostered the creation of a great civilization. One that is still not enough to change the bigoted mind of the traditionally leaning main character, showcasing the difficult journey to open some people’s minds to new possibilities.

Key words = “cultural studies”, “equity studies”, “gender studies”, “non-binary”, “non-traditional relationships”, “science fiction”