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About Tucker Lieberman
His essays have been published in anthologies including the 2011 Lambda winner "Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community" and the 2012 Lambda nominee "Letters for my Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect."
His fiction, poetry, and art have been published widely.
With other gay men, he trained as a life coach at the Easton Mountain retreat center in New York in 2016. He studied philosophy at Brown University and journalism at Boston University. He lives with his husband, the science fiction writer Arturo Serrano, in Bogotá, Colombia.
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In Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains, Tucker Lieberman explores the stereotypes that fashion these cruel, warped characters. He encourages fiction writers to change the game.
-- Sam Fleming, "Ludwig"
Are they in our imagination, or are we in theirs? Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-six tales of people with uncertain existence. These accounts range from cheerful to dark, stopping off at frequent points between. Imaginary friends share space with witches, monsters, nightmares, and maybe a few things that have not yet been dreamed.
Included in this collection are stories from E.D.E. Bell, Jade Black, Die Booth, Maureen Bowden, Veronica Brush, Jacob Budenz, Sam Crane, Matthew R. Davis, Julian Dexter, Sam Fleming, Troy H. Gardner, Kiki Gonglewski, Lucinda Gunnin, Neil James Hudson, Blake Jessop, Vivian Li, Tucker Lieberman, K. K. Llamas, Christine Lucas, M. Lopes da Silva, Ville Meriläinen, Jennifer R. Povey, Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, Kayleigh Taylor, Jieyan Wang, and E. R. Zhang. Interior art is provided by Errow Collins, America Jones, Leigh Legler, and Ariel Alian Wilson. Cover art by Luke Spooner.
A HYPNO-SAGA...EXPERIMENTAL, TENDER, ANGRY, FREIGHTED.
In the Roaring Twenties, Edward Cumming might have become a railroad businessman, but he was more interested in literature. During the Depression, he tried to write a book about historical castrations. At thirty-nine, he died by suicide.
What went wrong for him? A lack of focus? A problem of fate? The number forty? Or was his book haunted?
In this train ride of an American biography, Tucker Lieberman tells the story of the would-be scholar of eunuchs. It is an essay about war, racism, gender, time, mortality, free will, money, argument, information architecture, and why a writer might not finish a book.