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ANNOUNCEMENT: Nebula’s Edge – Valerie Mikles

Nebula's Edge - Valerie Mikles

QSFer Valerie J. Mikles has a new queer YA space opera out (ace): Nebula’s Edge. She wanted to meet aliens…… she wasn’t expecting to die for them. Life on Unity space station is tough but so is Kayla. When Kayla learns that her half-human friend Salfera is being treated as a slave, Kayla jumps to her defense. But, Kayla doesn’t understand the consequences of her activism. A genetically-engineered hybrid, Salfera has spent her life as a science experiment. She knows Kayla needs to end her crusade before she gets hurt . . . or worse. When Kayla starts hearing voices, … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Rising – L.D. Valentine

Rising - L.D. Valentine

QSFer L.D. Valentine has a new queer urban fantasy book out, The Coven of Zora Book 1: Rising. When Xavier arrives home on the last day of school, he walks into a horrifying scene of his uncle being consumed by a demon. After being rescued by a vampire named Serea, he finds himself thrust into a dark reality as a fledgling witch. Now Xavier must chart a new life while within the confines of the mysterious organization known as Zora. Can Xavier and his fellow witches protect themselves and humanity from a plot that threatens their nation? Get It At … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Laric and the Castle – Stephen J. Wolf

Laric And The Castle - Stephen J. Wolf

QSFer Stephen J. Wolf has a new queer fantasy “choose the fate” adventure out: Laric and the Castle. The magisters have been kidnapped… A boy must save them… The king’s men have taken the village magisters, and Laric sets out to rescue them. He enters the castle, not knowing where to go. Falling nets, shooting darts, and angry dogs are just some of the threats awaiting him as he searches the castle. Can he escape capture by the guards or will he face the wrath of the king? The decisions are yours to make. Guide Laric through the castle by … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Key of Ornoss – AJ White

The Key of Ornoss

QSFer AJ White has a new YA LGBTQ+ Fantasy book out (gay, trans): The Key of Ornoss. Everyone knows fifteen year old Cal doesn’t fit in, especially Cal. When a mysterious encounter with the handsome, extraordinary Drue catapults Cal into a strange and different world, fitting in isn’t a problem but survival will be. Now Cal must stay alive long enough on Sanquous to battle the evil Draguul Priesthood and rescue Drue. Get It At Amazon Excerpt For such a small cottage there’s a never ending list of chores to do. I’m halfway through peeling a pan of spuds. I … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Iron & Brass – Chris Fain

Iron & Brass - Chris Fain

QSFer Chris Fain has a new queer dark urban fantasy/horror book out (gay, gender fluid, genderqueer): Iron & Brass. Ramona Stone is a retired boxer and cancer survivor barely getting by in a faded Rust-Belt town—until she unwittingly frees a jinni from a thrift-store teapot. Now her cat has the power of speech, an ultra-powerful being is bunking on her couch…and her snow-locked community is set to become a battleground between our reality and a magic netherworld beyond. For the shapeshifting cannibal ghul Ashera has vowed to pursue Izi al-Samoon from the frozen vales of urban West Virginia to the … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: A Queer Little Book of Tales – H.R. Harrison

A Queer Little Book Of Tales - H.R. Harrison

H.R. Harrison has a new queer fantasy collection out (FF/MM): A Queer Little Book of Tales. And there’s a giveaway! A collection of queer fairy tale retellings for the discerning reader. Dive into a world both familiar and strange and meet a colorful cast of characters from all different backgrounds and upbringings, from princes and paupers to aliens and dwarves, from merchant sons to sign language interpreters. And fairies, of course. But it’s important to remember… most fairies aren’t fairy godmothers. The White Cat follows the intrepid young prince Yufitri from across the Sea, who meets a mystical talking cat … Read more

FOR READERS: Fave Queer Comics

Empyre #4

FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: In keeping with today’s Captain America news, what are your favorite queer spec fic comics and characters (print or web), and why? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat: FB:

TV: Seven LGBTQ+ Trailblazing Moments From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayerblazed an LGBT+ trail, dusting tired gay stereotypes and staking ancient evils that said TV characters can’t be queer and badass. Twenty-four years ago, a chosen few sat in front of their boxy television sets, peeled off their TV dinners, and were introduced to Buffy Summers. To viewers in 1997, she didn’t seem like much. A plucky, wise-cracking teen who had a seemingly neverending collection of halter-neck tops and shawls. Oh, and she fought vampires. But decades on and Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, has become one of television’s most enduring and inspirational characters (even if … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Draw Dead – O.E. Tearmann

Draw Dead - O.E. Tearmann

QSFer E.E. tearmann has a new queer cyberpunk book out, Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 5: Draw Dead. There’s a calm before the storm… In 2159, the Democratic State Force gains ground every day. As they fight to bring representative democracy back, they become heroes to the citizens indentured to the United Corporations of America. Widely spread guerilla units support the first civilian protests the country has seen in decades. Now it’s the Corporations on the defensive. And they are getting desperate. On Base 1407, the Wildcards start to think they just might help the former United States wake up … Read more

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver Is A Vibrant, Queer Cyberpunk Fantasy World

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver

Exploring memories is a major theme of much sci-fi media, but it’s at the core of Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, the forthcoming cyberpunk game from LGBT-focused developer MidBoss. In this world of Neo-San Francisco memories are malleable. Like a hard drive, files can become corrupt, defragmented, or completely overwritten. And with the help of an Esper, forgotten memories can be recovered – for better or worse. That computer analogy is fitting for a cyberpunk world of machines and androids, humans and animal hybrids. It’s the same world as the developer’s previous game, 2064: Read Only Memories, and follows a similar … Read more