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REVIEW: Talk Like a Man, by Nisi Shawl

Talk Like A Man, By Nisi Shawl

Title: Talk Like a Man Series: Outspoken Authors Author: Nisi Shawl Genre: Sci Fi, Alternate History LGBTQ+ Category: Various Publisher: PM Press Pages: 128 Reviewer: Jim Get It On Amazon About The Book In these previously uncollected stories, Shawl explores the unexpected horizons (and corners) opened up by science fiction and fantasy’s new diversity. In her worlds, sex can be both business and religion, complete with ancient rites, altars, and ointments (“Women of the Doll”); a virtual reality high school is a proving ground for girlpacks and their unfortunate adversaries (“Walk like a Man”); and a British rock singer finds … Read more

REVIEW: The Oldest Solution by Priya Sridhar

“The Oldest Solution” by Priya Sridhar

Title: The Oldest Solution Author: Priya Sridhar Genre: Lovecraftian Sci Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian Publisher: Strange Horizons (short story) Reviewer: Jim Read It at Strange Horizons The Review One hundred and one years have passed since the reclusive and eccentric Howard Phillips Lovecraft published the short stories “Dagon” and “Beyond the Wall of Sleep”, and arguably introduced the Cthulhu Mythos to the reading public.  While Lovecraft’s racist leanings have been condemned in recent years, his vision of a cosmos filled with tentacled monsters continues to inspire, with Elizabeth Bear’s “Shoggoths in Bloom” and Mat Johnson’s Pym being two recent works which have brought new … Read more