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Rise Honorable Mention Stories

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It’s time to announce this year’s “Honorable Mention” stories – submissions that did not make one of the top three spots, but were nevertheless among the most well-fashioned, engaging stories that we received for the “Rise” Queer Sci Fi flash fiction anthology. Here’s our announcement schedule for this year: And now, without further ado, the honorable mention picks – congrats to all:

New Release: Binary Stars: Constellations #1

Binary Stars: Constellations #1

Space Fruit Press has a new queer sci-fi romance anthology out (bi, gay, gender fluid, lesbian, non-binary): Binary Stars: Constellations #1. Binary Constellations #1 is the first sci-fi LGBTQ+ anthology from Space Fruit Press, featuring four stories of intergalactic romance. From a shady bar on the wrong side of the asteroid field, to a royal wedding that gets a rude interruption, to two rival lawyers going deep in the archives, to a formal treaty ceremony that heads in an unexpected direction — these tales of space-age hijinks prove that there is steam in outer space. The title refers to the … Read more

Podcast: Starship Q Star

Starship Q Star

QSFer Meegan May has a queer sci fi fiction podcast out: Starship Q Star. “When a tone deaf space agency sends the ‘first all women and non-binary crew’ on a PR mission to Mars, they inadvertently end up the last six humans in the universe. Lead by Co-Captains (and ex-girlfriends) Aurelia and Sim, STARSHIP Q STAR follows this extremely queer crew and the last man left alive, as they quest across the galaxy in search of a new home.” Listen to the Podcast Author Bio Lauren & Meegan Co-writers, co-creators, co-wives. Collaborating since 2017, in love since 2018 – together … Read more

New Queer Science Fiction Musical – The Unseen World

The Unseen World

Last week, Ira Marlow pitched me on something intriguing: I’d love to submit “The Unseen World” for review. It has a sweet queer love story central to its plot and thus far people are knocked out by the variety and quality of the songs. It’s been described as “The Matrix meets The Wizard of Oz” with references to Philip K. Dick, Mel Brooks and Sylvia Plath. He had me at “Philip K. Dick, Mel Brooks and Sylvia Plath”. :P So while we don’t generally review podcasts, musicals, or “podcast musicals” (I mean, seriously, who knew?) I thought it was worth … Read more

2023 QSF Flash Fiction Theme Announced: “Rise”

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Every year, QSF holds a flash fiction contest to create an amazing new anthology of queer speculative fiction stories. We ask authors to do the nearly-impossible – to submit a sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror LGBTIQA story that has no more than 300 words. It’s Our Tenth Anniversary! Our 2023 contest launches on March 1st, and closes on May 1st, but we will soon be open for early entries. The theme for 2023 is “Rise”: Rise (noun) 1) An upward slope or movement2) A beginning or origin3) An increase in amount or numberttaining certainty about something4) An angry reaction … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Endosymbiont – Elizabeth Noble

Endosymbiont - Elizabeth Noble

QSFer Elizabeth Noble has a new gay paranormal/sci-fi thriller out, Vampire Guard book 3: Endosymbiont. A werewolf and seven vampires are all that stand between the world and complete annihilation. When Kai Richter and Ori Bier met, sparks flew. Then a train blew up. Tracking an organism deadly to not only humans, but vampires and werewolves alike, brings Kai and Ori into The Vampire Guard. Decades later, they, along with Operative Team Jack Rabbit, come face to face with the horrors that same virus produces. Dead bodies are coming back to life, and rational people are becoming violent and brutal … Read more

NEW RELEASE: The God Painter – Jessica Pegis

The God Painter - Jessica Pegis

QSFer Jessica Pegis has a new queer sci-fi book out: The God Painter. In the year 2035, humanity is rescued from a lethal solar flare by seven mysterious beings and transported across the universe to the uninhabited planet Ansar. Earth’s major cities are recreated, and a stunned but thankful humanity mostly carries on with life and society. But is everything as it appears? Just who are the semi-omniscient beings who rescued them? What do they really want? And to what secret place do they retreat every night? With the appearance of the seven, all the old divisions concerning gender, privilege, … Read more

COMIC BOOKS: Wonder Woman Has a Girlfriend in new Series

Wonder Woman - Dark Knights of Steel

Wonder Woman and Princess Zala are revealed to be in a same-sex relationship in DC’s new medieval, fantasy series “Dark Knights of Steel”. (DC/Dark Knights of Steel #2) Wonder Woman shares a beautiful kiss with her girlfriend, Superman’s sister, in the new comic series Dark Knights of Steel. The DC Comics limited series is set in a fantastical universe that vaguely resembles medieval times. Dark Knights of Steel #2 begins with Lois Lane arriving by ship on Themyscira, the island home of the Amazons, to deliver bad news to Wonder Woman and princess Zala of the House El – the … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Betrothal of Usk – Felice Picano

The Betrothal Of Usk - Felice Picano

Felice Picano has a new queer sci fi book out, City on a Star book 2: The Betrothal of Usk. With the end of the Galactic Matriarchy, Vir’ism has risen, centered on Hesperia, the City on a Star. But one leader, Mart Kell, is out of power, while another, the Great Father, Ay’r, is quietly retired. On a small resort planet with a rainbow of rings, Ay’r Eise’nstein-Kell, a 16-year-old boy, air skates across the sands, dreaming of escape to the famed City on a Star. When the rulers of the galaxy-wide republic and their glamorous entourages arrive on Usk … Read more