|"Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue"|
|by Charlie Jane Anders|
|Genre(s)||Science fiction short story|
|Published in||Boston Review|
|Publication date||October 30, 2017|
Rachel is a trans woman who is captured by an agency that forces detransition by means of brain transplants — where she discovers that the person supervising her torture is her childhood friend Jeffrey.
"Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue" won the 2018 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and was on the Honor List for the James Tiptree Jr. Award. Gardner Dozois compared it to Kafka's The Castle.
In 2020, Anders stated that she has only read the story aloud once, as she finds it too traumatizing; as well, she reported that "other trans people have told [her] that they had to lie down after reading it."
- Anders Wins 2018 Sturgeon Award, by Mike Glyer, at File 770; published June 23, 2018; retrieved May 1, 2019
- 2017 Honor List, at the Tiptree Society; retrieved May 1, 2019
- Gardner Dozois Reviews Short Fiction, by Gardner Dozois, in Locus; published February 12, 2018; retrieved May 1, 2019
- Global Dystopias, reviewed at Publishers Weekly; published December 4, 2017; retrieved May 1, 2019
- Never Say You Can’t Survive: How To Get Through Hard Times By Making Up Stories, by Charlie Jane Anders, at Tor.com; published May 12, 2020; retrieved December 14, 2021