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A selection of books in celebration of the work of science-fiction novelist and world-renown Tarot expert Rachel Pollack. The creator of prolific worlds in which science and sèance seamlessly intermingle, Pollack is a pioneer of feminist and queer fiction. While widely known for her writings on the Tarot, many of her awarded award-winning science-fiction novels have been out of print in recent years. In their honor, this list weaves together some of Pollack’s work with other titles that speak to recurring images and dreams in her novels: of the spiritual, the political, and the marvellous.

Alice dos Reis is an artist and writer who was researching the work of Rachel Pollack while being a Visiting Artist-Researcher at Wendy’s Subway during the summer of 2022.

Unquenchable Fire
Rachel Pollack 
Overlook Press, 1992

Godmother Night
Rachel Pollack
St. Martin's Press, 1996

The Beatrix Gates
Rachel Pollak 
PM Press, 2019

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom 
Rachel Pollak
Weiser Books, 2019

The Elder Femme and Other Stone Writings
Pantano Press, 2021

Born in Flames: A Film by Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden and Kaisa Lassinaro
Ocassional Papers, 2011

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever: SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection
James Tiptree Jr.
Science Fiction Book Club, 2004

Ma(s)king Her: Black Feminist Futures
Honey Pot Performance
Candor Arts, 2018

Behind Shut Eyes: QTBIPOC Dream Anthology
Edited by Coyote Park
GenderFail, 2021

Listen My Friend, This Is the Dream I Dreamed Last Night
Cody-Rose Clevidence
The Song Cave, 2021

Court of the Dragon 
Paolo Javier
Nightboat Books, 2015

Señal 2: Enigmas
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, translated by Stalina Emmanuelle Villareal
Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
C.G. Jung
Vintage, 1989

His Dark Materials Trilogy
Philip Pullman
Everymans Library, 2011

Additional Texts

A Conversation Between Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira de Silva

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