Bending the Landscape is the title of an award-winning series of LGBT-themed anthologies of short speculative fiction edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel. Three books were produced, subtitled Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, between 1997 and 2002.
The editors asked contributors to "imagine a different landscape... some milieu that had not happened" and then address the theme of Alien or Other, with the Other being a lesbian or gay man.
Each of the volumes won LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or genre awards, including winning a World Fantasy Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and two Gaylactic Spectrum Awards; some individual stories contained within were also recipients of awards and nominations.
Famous quotes containing the words bending and/or landscape:
“And then I ran to get away,
But when I stopped and turned to see,
The tree was bending to the side
And leaning out to look at me.”
—Elizabeth Madox Roberts (18801941)
“One classic American landscape haunts all of American literature. It is a picture of Eden, perceived at the instant of history when corruption has just begun to set in. The serpent has shown his scaly head in the undergrowth. The apple gleams on the tree. The old drama of the Fall is ready to start all over again.”
—Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)