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New Release: Killing Nightmares – Reis Asher

Killing Nightmares - Reis Asher

QSFer Reis Asher has a new M-NB sci-fi horror dystopian book out, Killing Games book 2: Killing Nightmares. And there’s a giveaway. It’s been four years since the Killing Game turned Reis and Edgar’s lives upside-down. Believing the past to be behind them, they’ve tried to move on with their lives. Edgar has returned to freelance computer programming, while Reis is training to become a Bureau agent. Emily is about to marry, and Reis’s biggest concern is what to wear to the wedding as they navigate the rocky seas of their gender identity. The peace they won is soon cast … Read more

New Release: Fallen – E. Prybylski

Fallen - E. Prybylski

QSFer E. Prybylski has a new queer urban fantasy thriller out (ace, gay, non-binary): Fallen. Can a fallen angel survive Boston and find a killer? Fallen from heaven’s grace, the angel Cassiel finds herself in an impossible situation: accused of murder and racing against time to rescue a young elven girl from the clutches of darkness. In the face of this horror, she wrestles demons both inside and out. Alongside her stand her friends: Jim, a disabled human combat veteran; Dust, an orc who serves in the church kitchen; and Eirlas, an elven former gangbanger. Can they save the girl … Read more

Review: Broken Valley – Owen Lach

Broken Valley - Owen Lach

Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Non-Binary, Trans MTF Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon About The Book Adan Testa is on the run. Somehow he can use the centuries-old tech left behind by Neska’s original colonists. And that makes him the target of powerful forces willing to do whatever it takes to learn Adan’s secret for themselves. With relentless Union operatives hot on his heels, Adan and his friends begin a perilous journey along the 500-year-old trail to find the only thing that can give Adan the answers he seeks. Don’t miss this thrilling new addition to the … Read more

Review: Dirt-Stained Hands, Thorn-Pierced Skin – Tabitha O’Connell

Dirt-Stained Hands, Thorn-Pierced Skin - Tabitha O'Connell

Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Demi, Gay, Non-Binary Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon About The Book A queer, Beauty-and-the-Beast-inspired novella Heron thought ey wanted to be with handsome, charming Tiel—but the relationship hasn’t quite lived up to eir expectations. With Tiel’s confidence comes a tendency to be overbearing, and now he wants Heron to leave eir farm life behind and move to town with him. And Heron can’t figure out how to explain to him that ey doesn’t want that. When an accident strands Heron’s mother at a castle rumored to belong to a family of mages, … Read more

Review: KYN – Laurence Ramsay

KYN - Laurence Ramsay

Genre: Sci-Fi, Cyberpunk, Hopepunk, Solarpunk LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly Reviewer: Beáta Get It On Amazon About The Book In a near post-dystopian future, an immortal assassin fights to defend civilization’s last city from the encroaching threat of mysterious invaders – all while struggling to protect those he loves from the twisted machinations of those he was bred to serve. Action-packed and dripping with slick style, KYN is a queer, hopepunk anthem set in a post-dystopian world of blazing colour and neon grit. Hyperkinetic and irreverent, it’s a f*ck you to the ‘Bury your Gays’ trope, … Read more

Review: The Southern Magicks – Ashton K. Rose

The Southern Magicks - Ashton K. Rose

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Trans Man, Bisexual, Achillean Bisexual, Pansexual, Non-Binary, Lesbian, Homoromantic Asexual, Poly, Gay, Aromantic Asexual Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book A month ago, a demon tore the thin veneer of a normal life I’d crafted apart when it almost killed me. Revealing my husband, Eli, as the prodigal son of a powerful magic family. When I grew up, I walked away from magic. Left my remote hometown and pretended the ghosts Gran taught me to see weren’t there while I went to university to become a librarian. Our one secret tightly … Read more

Review: Foxhunt – Rem Wigmore

Foxhunt - Rem Wigmore

Genre: Sci-Fi, Solarpunk LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Transgender Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book In a lush solarpunk future, plants have stripped most of the poison from the air and bounty hunters keep resource hoarders in check. Orfeus only wants to be a travelling singer, famed and adored. She has her share of secrets, but she’s no energy criminal, so why does a bounty hunter want her dead? Not just any bounty hunter but the Wolf, most fearsome of all the Order of the Vengeful Wild. Orfeus will call in every favor she has to … Read more

TV: Our Flag Means Death’s Non-Binary Pirate “Reclaiming Our Stories”

Vico Ortiz - Our Flag Means Death

Early on in Our Flag Means Death, the acclaimed new comedy starring Taika Waititi, we meet a pirate who loses their fake beard – and reveals their true identity. In the new feel-good series, which aired on HBO Max last year and launches on BBC Two on Wednesday (4 January), Vico Ortiz plays a gender non-conforming character who’s credited as both Jim and Bonifacia. When the show starts, Jim is presenting as a man so they can live their dream of being a pirate in the 17th century. That all changes when their fake beard and wax nose are foiled, … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: Androids & Aliens – J. Scott Coatsworth

New Release / Giveaway: Androids & Aliens - J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi collection out: Androids & Aliens. And there’s a giveaway. Androids & Aliens is Scott’s third short story collection – eight sci fi and sci-fantasy shorts that run the gamut from cyborgs to (comedic) alien invasions: Rise: Because of the rise in sea levels associated with climate change, Venice vanished beneath the lagoon half a century ago. But what if we could bring it back? Ping: I was a real estate agent by day and a museum curator in the evenings at a sci-fi museum. What I saw one night changed everything. … Read more

New Release: Spyder’s Trouble – Korin I. Dushayl

New Release: Spyder’s Trouble - Korin I. Dushayl

QSFer Korin I. Dushayl has a new queer erotic space opera book out (bi, gay, lesbian, non-binary, poly, trans MTF), The Lady and the Spyder book 1: Spyder’s Trouble. As shadows of a repressive piety movement spread across the system’s free worlds, the Lady Cassandra and her slaves must flee their home. Exiled to the desert, the Dominatrix contacts her only hope for salvation—Spyder, captain of the spaceship Trouble. Spyder ignores threats from the powerful criminal whose cargo fills Trouble’s hold, as well as the anger of his influential and overdue passenger. Risking his life, his spaceship, and his crew … Read more