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REVIEW: The Demon of Hagermarsh, by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus

The Demon of Hagermarsh

Title: The Demon of Hagermarsh  Series: Virasana Empire: Sir Yaden Book One Author: Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay Publisher: Self Pages: 276 Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon About The Book “The Emperor cares for each and every one of his subjects.” Many consider the catchphrase of the imperial Lotus Knights to be nothing more but well-polished propaganda, but for Yaden, it is a way of life. A young Lotus Knight himself, his first mission in service of the Emperor sends him to the remote village of Hagermarsh, a suspiciously friendly place on … Read more

REVIEW: The Last Run, by J. Scott Coatsworth

The Last Run

Title: The Last Run Author: J. Scott Coatsworth Genre: Sci Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian Publisher: Other Worlds Ink Pages: 98 Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon About The Book Sera is the last runner from Earth, bringing badly needed supplies to the Tharassas Colony across a twenty-five year gulf between the planets. Jas works on a hencha farm to make ends meet, harvesting berries from the semi-sentient plants. Neither one that knows their lives—and worlds—are about to change forever. The Review I love sci-fi movies and tv shows and when it comes to sci-fi books not so much … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: The Shoreless Sea, by J. Scott Coatsworth

The Shoreless Sea

QSFer J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi book out, the final book in his Liminal Sky trilogy: “The Shoreless Sea.” And books one and two are on sale! As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over yet. It could lead to a new beginning, or it might spell the end for the last vestiges of humankind. The generation ship Forever has left Earth behind, but a piece of the old civilization lives on in the Inthworld—a virtual realm that retains memories of Earth’s technological wonders and vices. A being named … Read more

FOR READERS & WRITERS: My Favorite Spec Fic Tropes

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Kari Trenten: What are certain plot and character features in sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and horror that you simply can’t get enough of? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB: http://bit.ly/1MvPABV MeWe: http://bit.ly/2mjg8lf

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Time Turns, by C.B. Lewis

Time Turns, By C.B. Lewis

QSFer C.B. Lewis has a new gay sci fi book out: Time Turns. As a consultant analyst for the most technologically advanced firms in the country, Danny Ferguson knows he’s seen a lot of crazy stuff, but nothing comes close to his newest position at the Temporal Research Institute, the world’s foremost time travel organisation. The corrupted piece of code Ferguson found on the TRI’s closed network is a serious concern for Lysander O’Donohue, the director of the TRI. Unable to trust his own people—any one of whom might be the source—he’s forced to put all his trust in Danny … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Warp Gate Concerto, by Dorian Graves

Warp Gate Concerto

Dorian Graves has a new M/NB sci fi book out: “Warp Gate Concerto.” And there’s a giveaway! Nulani, Ashua, and Silna are alien soulmates on the run from their oppressive homeworld. When their past catches up to them, they find themselves lost and separated on a deadly jungle planet. To survive, they’ll have to face everything—from floral reptiles to pain-eating scientists—with only their wits and mind-altering music on their sides. But they soon learn they aren’t the only ones in need of rescue. An underground laboratory houses genetically altered superweapon Kozrin, who is not only a reminder of the war … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Tales From Ardulum, by J.S. Fields

Tales from Ardulum

J.S. Fields has a new FF sci fi book out: Tales From Ardulum. One year after saving the Neek homeworld and redefining the people’s religion, the crew of the Scarlet Lucidity returns to the Charted Systems for a much-needed break. For Nicholas and Yorden, the Systems will always be home, but for Emn and Atalant, too many memories compound with Emn’s strange new illness to provide much relaxation. TALES FROM ARDULUM continues the journey of Atalant, Emn, Yorden, Nicholas, and Salice as they try to define their place in a galaxy that no longer needs them while battling the artifacts … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: A Fall in Autumn, by Michael G. Williams

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QSFer Michael G. Williams has a new queer sci fi book out: A Fall in Autumn. WELCOME TO THE LAST OF THE GREAT FLYING CITIES It’s 9172, YE (Year of the Empire), and the future has forgotten its past. Soaring miles over the Earth, Autumn, the sole surviving flying city, is filled to the brim with the manifold forms of humankind: from Human Plus “floor models” to the oppressed and disfranchised underclasses doing their dirty work and every imaginable variation between. Valerius Bakhoum is a washed-up private eye and street hustler scraping by in Autumn. Late on his rent, fetishized … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Symbionts, by MF Alfrey

QSFer M F Alfrey has a new sci fi collection out that includes queer stories: Symbionts. Nice body. Think you control it? Think again. Eight stories. Eight realities. Eight ways to be enslaved. The symbionts are coming and not all of them come in harmony. A colony-wide blackout, but two engineers have a much bigger problem. Trapped by ghosts on a planetoid where escape isn’t what you would imagine. An alien spore puts humans to sleep and reshapes Earth. A drifting wreck slowly repairs itself, but every breath brings the survivors closer to death. An aerial assault on a bug … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Haaken’s Honour, by Leona Windwalker

Haaken's Honour

QSFer Leona Windwalker has a new MM sci fi book out: Haaken’s Honour. When a dirty, naked creature dashes onto their ship with armed Talit in desperate pursuit, they know something is up. When the creature begins to utter sounds that sound suspiciously like sentient speech, Captain Mauu finds himself in a quandary. The Ha’ak don’t permit slave trading, while the Trade Confederation only extend rights to members. When the Talit claim Mauu and his crew have stolen their merchandise, Mauu finds himself in a quandary as the livelihood of his entire clan is at stake. He knows one thing. … Read more