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New Release: We Mostly Come Out At Night – Rob Costello

We Mostly Come Out at Night Anthology

QSFer Rob Costello has put together a new queer YA horror anthology: We Mostly Come Out At Night. An empowering cross-genre YA anthology that explores what it means to be a monster, exclusively highlighting trans and queer authors who offer new tales and perspectives on classic monster stories and tropes. Be not afraid! These monsters, creatures, and beasties are not what they appear. We Mostly Come Out at Night is a YA anthology that reclaims the monstrous for the LGBTQA+ community while exploring how there is freedom and power in embracing the things that make you stand out. Each story … Read more

Jeff Baker, Boogieman In Lavender. Broken Metropolis. On Beyond Cisgender VIII

QSF Broken Metropolis; On Beyond Cisgender VII by Jeff Baker AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the latest installment of this column’s occasional feature “On Beyond Cisgender,” recommending books written by or that feature people beyond the “Old Dead White Cis Hetero Male Literature Canon.” It was suggested by A. M. (Amy) Leibowitz who was lamenting the choices of books for High School reading. I’ve been doing this feature since October of 2018 and it is even more important in an era of censorship and book banning. So, here’s the latest installment.—-jeff Queer-themed anthologies of science fiction and fantasy, while not dominating … Read more

New Release: Cretaceous Crushes Anthology

Cretaceous Crushes

The Cretaceous Crushes queer romance charity anthology is out: Romance transcends time, species, and sexuality. Embark on a prehistoric journey with stories crafted by fifteen of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) LGBTQ Romance Authors. From fierce raptors to gentle giants, our stories will satisfy both your inner paleontologist and the romantic in you. You’ll find stories from: Proceeds go to GLAAD and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF). Get It At Amazon Authors DeAnne Taylor (Writing as Annie Taylor), Debra K. Sutton (Writing as DK Sutton), JP Sayle, Katy Manz, RS McKenzie, Meredith Davidson-King, Kota Quinn, Kiernan Kelly, … Read more

New Release: Dragons and Heroes Anthology

Dragons and Heroes Anthology

QSFer K.A. Masters has a new queer fantasy tale in the Dragons and Heroes anthology: The Hedgehog and the Cobbler. About the anthology: Adventure awaits… Free fall into exciting worlds full of dragons and heroes. Dragons come face-to-face with meddlesome humans. Hunters seek revenge for fiery destruction. Some want to live in peace while some crave to make others quake with fear. Can the vicious cycle of misunderstanding be broken? Featuring stories by Francesco Parisi, Annie Snow, Barend Nieuwstraten III, Edgar Mahaffey, Sean E. Britten, K.A. Masters, S.E.M. Ishida, Rose McClary, Daividh Eideard Mitchell, Iren Adams, Charles Kyffhausen, Ryan Brinson, … Read more

Review: Flashes – K.L. Noone

Flashes - K.L. Noone

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bisexual Reviewer: Jay Get It At Amazon | Publisher About The Book From holiday decorating at a historic castle to werewolf FBI agents, from nightmares aboard a starship to a book-thief encountering a king’s brother in a fantastical library, from hurt and comfort and cinnamon pancakes to a cozy afternoon full of wedding planning, these collected stories bring together K.L. Noone’s flash and short fiction for the first time! Some familiar characters make an appearance — Jason and Colby from the Character Bleed trilogy and Wes and Finn from the Seasonal Stories — and … Read more

Review: Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice

Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice

Genre: Folklore, Fairy Tale, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian, Poly (some stories) Reviewer: Jay Get It At Amazon | Publisher About The Book During the cold winter months, we mirror the Earth as she lies quiet, waiting for the return of warm days. We gather around yule fires and perform rituals to lure back the sun. Drinking wassail, singing songs and exchanging gifts, some of us tell stories of the longest night. Stories of new love and old magick. Stories of the Holly King and his fight for the season. Of death and lives well lived. Of succumbing to the most feral parts … Read more

New Release: Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice

Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice

Speculation Publications has a new folklore/fairy tale anthology that includes LGBTQ+ tales (lesbian, poly): Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice. During the cold winter months, we mirror the Earth as she lies quiet, waiting for the return of warm days. We gather around yule fires and perform rituals to lure back the sun. Drinking wassail, singing songs and exchanging gifts, some of us tell stories of the longest night. Stories of new love and old magick. Stories of the Holly King and his fight for the season. Of death and lives well lived. Of succumbing to the most feral parts … Read more

Review: Transform the World Anthology

Transform the World

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Beáta, Ulysses Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book “Today I swam through MOMA. Leon says it was a waste, encasing the art, then flooding the museum—frivolous and elitist. I say it was a gesture of optimism, a triumph of technology and political will.” Want to thrill to the possibilities of a hopeful future? We asked a bunch of sci-fi writers to spin tales of a better future, imagining ways in which the world might become a better place. From a swim through an underwater museum to a joyous … Read more

Review: Rise Anthology

Rise

Genre: Sxci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror LGBTQ+ Category: Asexual, Bisexual, Demisexual, Gay, Gender Fluid, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex, Lesbian, Poly, Transgender Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book RISE (noun / verb) Eight definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) An upward slope or movement2) A beginning or origin3) An increase in amount or number4) An angry reaction5) To take up arms6) To return from death7) To become heartened or elated8) To exert oneself to meet a challenge Rise features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: Rise – Queer Sci Fi’s 10th Flash Fiction Contest

Rise

Queer Sci Fi has a new flash fiction anthology out: Rise. And there’s a giveaway. RISE (Noun, Verb) Eight definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: Rise features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi. About the Series Every year, Queer Sci Fi runs a one-word theme contest for 300 word flash fiction stories, and then we choose 120 of the best for our annual anthology. Publisher | Amazon | Apple Books | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop.org | … Read more