"Migration comes in unlimited shades of colour where we straddle between physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries within ourselves-and within our worlds and beyond...Who are the shades within us? We are called immigrants, locals, explorers, natives, settlers, pioneers, discoverers, newcomers, drifters, tenants, transients, nomads, expatriates, wanderers, evacuees, refugees, pilgrims, aliens, foreigners, squatters, visitors, intruders, conquerors, asylum seekers, urbanites, outsiders ... Take a journey with twenty-one speculative fiction authors through fractured borders and open frontiers, and break the monolith of our assumptions about migrants and "others." Stories that transcend borders, generations, and culture-always captivating and relatable. In the end, we get a glimpse into our human need in face of change-realized or lost-to hold fast to home, tradition, family, and the places in which we find them. And no matter how difficult or challenging lives can be-the human spirit will triumph in the end as all emotions are universal: we born, we dream, we strive, we die. Introduction by Eric Choi and Gillian Clinton. In addition to dealing with migrations, immigrants, and anti-discrimination, the book also deals with mental health and mental illness. There is an appendix in the book for Mental Health Resources and another appendix for Anti-Discrimination Resources."-- Provided by publisher.