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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

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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: http://bit.ly/1MvPABVMeWe: http://bit.ly/2mjg8lf

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: When Morpheus Overslept – Michael Scott Phillips

When Morpheus Overslept - Michael Scott Phillips

QSFer Michael Scott Phillips has a new queer sci fi book out (gay, non-binary): When Morpheus Overslept. Brilliant physicist Henry Sullivan attempts to colonize TRAPPIST-1e in order to prove his superluminal theories, but is instead marooned and trapped by a terrifying alien in a ruined city and haunted by the ghost of his wife. When he discovers the true nature of her existence and its connection to his own latent telepathic powers, he realizes that this is the key to destroying the alien and saving a distant star system from an army of the inhuman Gorathkai. Get It At Amazon … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Home I Find With You – Skye Kilaen

The Home I Find With You - Skye Kilaen

QSFer Skye Kilaen has a new queer post-apolcalyptic hopepunk romance out (gay/poly/pan): The Home I Find With You. A polyamorous romance about building a new life after the world falls apart. Life in rural Colorado fifteen years after the second U.S. Civil War is perilous. Van and his girlfriend Hadas only recovered from the attack that killed Van’s wife because their community helped them heal. The warmth Van and Hadas share isn’t the love he lost, but it’s precious. He’s content. Clark survived the war, but his family fractured and now his relationships are in ruins… which must be his … Read more

FOR READERS: Favorite Comics/Graphic Novels

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Ryane: What are some of your favorite queer spec fic comics/manga/webcomics? What hooked you about them?If linking: Please provide only legal links. 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: http://bit.ly/1MvPABVMeWe: http://bit.ly/2mjg8lf

Video Games That Broke New Ground for LGBTQ+ Representation

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It’s LGBT History Month, so we’re here to give you a quick lesson in gaming history with eight queer video games you really should know about. LGBT+ representation in games has definitely picked up steam in recent years, with indie developers in particular offering fun, authentic and thought-provoking queer games. But since the 80s the LGBT+ community have been visible in video games – even if you haven’t heard of them… Caper in the Castro For many years, Caper in the Castro was thought to be lost. Originally released in 1989, it is widely considered to be the first LGBT+ … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Saffron Alley – A.J. Demas

Saffron Alley - A.J. Demas

QSFer A.J. Demas has a new queer fantasy book out (gay, non-binary): Saffron Alley. A month ago, eunuch sword-dancer and spy Varazda collided with ex-soldier Damiskos at a seaside villa during a dizzying week of intrigue, assassinations, and a fake love affair that—maybe—turned real. Now Varazda is back home in Boukos, at the center of a family and community he dearly loves, and Damiskos is coming to visit. Things aren’t going according to plan. Varazda’s family members suspect Damiskos’ motives. Varazda grapples with his own desires. Add in a horrible goose, a potentially lethal sculpture, and yet another assassination plot, … Read more