I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter by Isabel Fall : Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy


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The Isabel Fall Affair
10 days ago by mediapathic
RT : Our statement on Isabel's story.
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10 days ago by nwhyte
I sexually identify as an attack helicopter.

I lied. According to US Army Technical Manual 0, The Soldier as a System, “attack helicopter” is a gender identity, not a biological sex. My dog tags and Form 3349 say my body is an XX-karyotope somatic female.

But, really, I didn’t lie. My body is a component in my mission, subordinate to what I truly am. If I say I am an attack helicopter, then my body, my sex, is too. I’ll prove it to you.

When I joined the Army I consented to tactical-role gender reassignment. It was mandatory for the MOS I’d tested into. I was nervous. I’d never been anything but a woman before.

But I decided that I was done with womanhood, over what womanhood could do for me; I wanted to be something furiously new.

To the people who say a woman would’ve refused to do what I do, I say—

Isn’t that the point?

terf 
12 days ago by seatrout
Have you ever been exultant? Have you ever known that you are a triumph? Have you ever felt that it was your whole life’s purpose to do something, and all that you needed to succeed was to be entirely yourself?

To be yourself well is the wholest and best feeling that anything has ever felt.
13 days ago by limeonaire
"I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter" by Isabel Fall
to_read  original  s-f  cyberpunk  trans 
13 days ago by Tiferet
When I joined the Army I consented to tactical-role gender reassignment. It was mandatory for the MOS I’d tested into. I was nervous. I’d never been anything but a woman before.

But I decided that I was done with womanhood, over what womanhood could do for me; I wanted to be something furiously new.

To the people who say a woman would’ve refused to do what I do, I say—

Isn’t that the point?
fiction  sf 
14 days ago by kadymae
I lied. According to US Army Technical Manual 0, The Soldier as a System, “attack helicopter” is a gender identity, not a biological sex. My dog tags and Form 3349 say my body is an XX-karyotope somatic female. But, really, I didn’t lie.
IFTTT  Pocket  fiction 
14 days ago by ldodds
The story is up at — not too long…
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15 days ago by eaton
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IFTTT  Pocket 
16 days ago by kissane
Yesterday, I removed the story “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter” by Isabel Fall from the current issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. The recent barrage…
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16 days ago by danieroux
I share a rank (flight warrant officer), a gender, and a urinary system with my gunner Axis: we are harnessed and catheterized into the narrow tandem cockpit of a Boeing AH-70 Apache Mystic. When climate and economy and pathology all went finally and totally critical along the Gulf Coast, the federal government fled Cabo fever and VARD-2 to huddle behind New York’s flood barriers. He is trying a Shoot On Prospect attack: he cannot find us exactly, so he fires a missile that will finish the search, lock onto our heat or burn through our stealth with its onboard radar, or acquire us optically like a staring human eye. Axis steers the nose turret onto the target and I imagine strong fingers on my own chin, turning me for a kiss, looking up into the red scorched sky—Axis chooses the weapon (30MM GUIDED PROX AP) and aims and fires with all the idle don’t-have-to-try confidence of the first girl dribbling a soccer ball who I ever for a moment loved— I get what I need from the flight line, from the ozone tang of charging stations and the shimmer of distant bodies warping in the tarmac heat, from the twenty minutes of anxiety after we land when I cannot convince myself that I am home, and safe, and that I am no longer keeping us alive with the constant adjustments of my hands and feet.
16 days ago by sechilds
I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter by Isabel Fall – recommenced short story for your weekend reading
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16 days ago by jkleske
I sexually identify as an attack helicopter. I lied. According to US Army Technical Manual 0, The Soldier as a System, “attack helicopter” is a gender identity,…
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16 days ago by nertzy
This is the best short story I've read in a while.
gender  sfnal  fiction  writing  military  climate  idealogging  via-mastodon  for-toni 
17 days ago by brennen
I sexually identify as an attack helicopter. I lied. According to US Army Technical Manual 0, The Soldier as a System, “attack helicopter” is a gender identity,…
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17 days ago by lach
I sexually identify as an attack helicopter. I lied. According to US Army Technical Manual 0, The Soldier as a System, “attack helicopter” is a gender identity,…
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17 days ago by bling
ISABEL FALL
scifi 
17 days ago by andym
this is such a good science fiction story god damn. insane
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18 days ago by dontlooknow
excellent riff on the dumb attack helicopter joke about trans people, 3 point shot
sf  gender  trans  ha  fiction 
18 days ago by ignatz