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NEW RELEASE: The Alien’s Mate – Delaney Rain

The Alien's Mate - Delaney Rain

QSFer Delaney Rain has a new MM sci-fi book out: The Alien’s Mate. Luc Martin was abducted by aliens over a month ago and has been stuck in a cage on a spaceship with three women ever since. On either side of their cell are two alien prisoners who both seem to have a thing to staring at Luc. Oh and everyone’s naked. Then comes the moment when escape is possible, and Luc makes the decision to free Bolaico and Teranu in the hopes that they know how to do more in outer space than he does. And boy do … Read more

REVIEW: Astounding – Kim Fielding

Astounding! - Kim Fielding

Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book Carter Evans is founder and editor-in-chief of Astounding!—a formerly popular spec fiction magazine currently in its death throes. Not only can he do nothing to save it, but stuck in a rathole apartment with few interpersonal connections, he can’t seem to do much to rescue his future either. And certainly all the booze isn’t helping. He snaps when he receives yet another terrible story submission from the mysterious writer J. Harper—and in a drunken haze, Carter sends Harper a rejection letter he soon regrets. J. … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Home Within Skin – Jem Zero

Home Within Skin - Jem Zero

QSFer Jem Zero has a new MM sci-fi romance book out (bi, gay, trans FTM): Home Within Skin. A homeless trans man and an alien sex worker ruin each other’s nights, film a porno, and fall in love. Jax, a disabled trans man with more hangups than belongings, has survived two years of homelessness by keeping his head down and refusing to trust. The intergalactic Rrhi immigration reshaping life on Earth seems irrelevant until Jax sneaks into a hotel hoping for a respite from the cold and accidentally barges in on a Rrhi sex worker. Sei-vész is stunning, but his … Read more

What If Alien Genders Are Nothing Like Ours?

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Every Wednesday, we’re asking a what-if question – how would our world be different if something were changed? Today’s question is from QSFer SI Clarke: What if alien sex and/or gender look nothing like we’ve come to expect on Earth? How would that affect human-alien interactions? How we see ourselves? Share your serious scientific analyses, your off-color jokes, and random thoughts on the topic on our FB and MeWe Groups: FB: MeWe:

Iconic “Alien” Character Is Trans

Navigator Joan Lambert

Ridley Scott’s 1979 space-bound slasher “Alien” has achieved cult status for its genre-defining visual effects, depth of characters and stunning sci-fi realism – but trans reputation doesn’t often come to mind. Yet if you look beyond Sigourney Weaver’s iconic performance as Ellen Ripley you’ll find a subtle detail that many viewers missed. Among the small crew of the Nostromo is navigator Joan Lambert, a brilliant bag of nerves played by actor Veronica Cartwright. By the end of the film she and Ripley are the ones remaining aboard the doomed ship, left alone to battle it out against the Xenomorph. James … Read more

SPACE: Have Aliens Already Visited Us?

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Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb says he has found good evidence for alien technology in the solar system, what could be called alien garbage, and that some other scientists don’t take his ideas seriously because of “groupthink.” In his new book “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), set to be published Jan. 26, Loeb describes his journey to a radical position on the strange interstellar visitor that’s been dubbed ‘Oumuamua — a cigar- or disc-shaped object that whizzed through our solar system in 2017. When ‘Oumuamua flashed through the sun’s neighborhood in 2017, scientists didn’t … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Unidentified Flying Hottie – Kimberly Hart

Unidentified Flying Hottie

QSFer Kimberly Hart has a new FF sci fi book out, Little Green Book 2: “Unidentified Flying Hottie.” Earth has been invaded, and the aliens come in peace. In fact, they want to share their culture. The poet laureate assigned to the planet will take on a human companion, and together they’ll travel the world and write about they see. Katie is an unremarkable human; she’s barely left her parents’ farm. Although she feels completely unworthy to be chosen for the journey, she vows to do her best – even if it means dealing with an icy yet beautiful alien … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Eating Stars – Angel Martinez

Eating Stars - Angel Martinez

QSFer Angel Martinez has a MM sci fi romance re-release: Eating Stars. Flee. Scatter. Take your mates and your offspring and run. A new Science Fiction Romance from Angel Martinez The escape pods fall to Earth one by one over the course of weeks, a mysterious and diverse alien diaspora, each pod containing a different alien race and leaving the world’s governments scrambling to deal with this unexpected immigration. Serge Kosygin, still grieving and isolated after his husband’s death, watches events with gray disinterest until one day he witnesses a pod crash for himself while driving home. Two of the … Read more

SCIENCE: This Animal Doesn’t Breathe

When the parasitic blob known as Henneguya salminicola sinks its spores into the flesh of a tasty fish, it does not hold its breath. That’s because H. salminicola is the only known animal on Earth that does not breathe. If you spent your entire life infecting the dense muscle tissues of fish and underwater worms, like H. salminicola does, you probably wouldn’t have much opportunity to turn oxygen into energy, either. However, all other multicellular animals on Earth whose DNA scientists have had a chance to sequence have some respiratory genes. According to a new study published today (Feb. 24) … Read more

SCIENCE: Yaravirus Is Unlike Anything We Have Ever Seen


Our planet is teeming with mysterious microbes. Now, in the waters of an artificial lake, scientists may have discovered one of the most mysterious of all: a brand-new virus with genes that have never been seen before. A couple of years ago, the group collected water samples from the creeks of Lake Pampulha, an artificial lagoon in the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil, in search of giant viruses — or those with massive genomes — that infect single-celled organisms called amoebas. But when the team went back to the lab and added these samples to amoeba cells to try … Read more