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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

COVER REVEAL: Back Issues, by Dani Hermit & Nevi Star

Back Issues, by Dani Hermit & Nevi Star

Dani Hermit & Nevi Star have a new dark MM sci fi-paranormal romance coming out, book one of Burn Outs: “Back Issues.” And we have the cover reveal! From the Best-selling Authors of the Parliament of Twilight series comes a new erotic world of Heroes and Villains! 53 year old Matt Evans never thought he would be drawn back into the world of the Chosen and their staged battles of Good versus Evil. But with the return of his long dormant super powers on the heels of a devastating attack on the Chosen, Matt is forced to come face to … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Writing Mental Illness

FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Lex Chase: Again with pushing for diversity, what about writing characters with mental illness? Not as villains or unhinged perverts but as heroes? And not only heroes, but heroes compliant with treatment or making steps to seek treatment? Not using their illness to make them “interesting” or use an episode as a plot device. This is a legacy chat. Join the chat

ANNOUNCEMENT: Not Your Villain, by C.B. Lee

Not Your Villain

QSFer C.B. Lee has a new queer YA hero-villain book out: Bells Broussard thought he had it made when his superpowers manifested early. Being a shapeshifter is awesome. He can change his hair whenever he wants and, if putting on a binder for the day is too much, he’s got it covered. But that was before he became the country’s most wanted villain. After discovering a massive cover-up by the Heroes’ League of Heroes, Bells and his friends Jess, Emma, and Abby set off on a secret mission to find the Resistance. Meanwhile, power-hungry former hero Captain Orion is on … Read more

Heroes Actor Thomas Dekker Comes Out

Thomas Dekker

You may remember that Dekker’s Heroes character was slated to be gay on the show, but Dekker’s agents at the time objected. Thomas Dekker, who played Zach on the TV series Heroes, has come out as gay after he said he was outed by “a prominent gay man” in an awards acceptance speech. Wrote Dekker on Instagram: My sexual orientation once again came into question this week when a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to “out” me. While he did not mention me by name, the explicit details of his reference made it easy for the public … Read more

Drag Queen Heroines and Villains

Queen magazine has exclusively provided Dragaholic and Queerty with 16 incredible photos, captured for their first and second issues by photographer Magnus Hastings. Issues one and two, the heroine and villain issues respectively, are guaranteed to make anybody who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s feel nostalgic. Which heroin or villain did you love most as a child? Leave a comment below and let us know! Story from Queerty

Discussion: Writing From the Dark Side


Today’s discussion topic comes from QSFer MK Mancos: How about turning the genre on its ear and writing from the villain’s perspective? What kind of world would it be then? I know a few of our QSF authors have done this, and we’ve seen it in pop culture – think Maleficent and Wicked. So my questions today – what other villains are ripe for a rehabilitation? And on the LGBTQI side, how can we turn the old trope of the gay villain around?