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New Release: Unanimity – Alexandra Almeida

Unanimity - Alexandra Almeida

QSFer Alexandra Almeida has a new queer literary sci-fi book out (bi, gay): Unanimity. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Shadow is a reluctant god with a broken mind and a death wish. He used to be Thomas Astley-Byron, an affluent young screenwriter whose creativity and idealism saved a world from the brink of collapse. Together with Henry Nowak, an AI expert, Tom created heaven on earth by inventing a Jungian simulated reality that helps humans confront their dark sides. The benevolent manipulation platform turned the two unelected leaders into beloved gods, but now everything is failing. … Read more

FOR READERS: Riding the Slipstream

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: Slipstream fiction falls between speculative fiction and mainstream fiction – I think of it as similar to magical realism vs. fantasy – it’s often contemporary or literary firction with a bit of a sci-fi gloss. What’s your definition, and what are your favorite examples? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe

ANNOUNCEMENT: Unsafe Words – Loren Rhoads

Unsafe Words - Loren Rhoads

QSFer Loren Rhoads has a new queer spec fic short story collection out: “Unsafe Words.” In the first full-length collection of her edgy, award-winning short stories, Loren Rhoads punctures the boundaries between horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction in a maelstrom of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Ghosts, succubi, naiads, vampires, the Wild Hunt, and the worst predator in the woods stalk these pages, alongside human monsters who follow their cravings past sanity or sense. Get It At Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Excerpt Excerpt from “Still Life from Shattered Glass” from Unsafe Words by Loren Rhoads The moment … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Eye of the Beholder – Thomas Grant Bruso

Eye of the Beholder - Thomas Grant Bruso

QSFer Thomas Grant Bruso has a new gay horror/paranormal book out: “Eye of the Beholder.” In the middle of a psychic session with Madame Petri, David hears a ghostly voice calling his name. But he is not sure if it’s the elderly fortuneteller exaggerating the reading or bizarre grumblings coming from a mysterious old man in a painting hanging in the psychic’s foyer. When Madame Petri disappears in a ball of flames, David rushes home, terrified. From that moment on, David and his policeman boyfriend, Zane, find themselves trying to solve the series of murders and mayhem that begin to … Read more