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New Release: The Rebels of Psiere – K. Aten

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QSFer K. Aten has a new queer steampunk book out (bi, lesbian), Mystery of the Makers book 3: The Rebels of Psiere. If we know anything by the third and final installment of this thrilling trilogy, it’s that Royal Connate Olivienne Dracore is an adventurist, not a soldier. Yet after the events over King’s Marsh, the people and land are in need of both. It’s a good thing her beloved Captain Castellan Tosh is one of the most powerful psi their world has ever seen. Together, with Olivienne’s protective Shield team, they seek to not only right generations of wrongs … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: The Magic Users of Greenford Trilogy – Lisa Oliver

The Magic Users of Greenford Trilogy - Lisa Oliver

Lisa Oliver has a new MM paranormal romance trilogy out: The Magic Users of Greenford. And there’s a giveaway. Lucifer Fireborn is a high magic user with a taste for the high life. He spends his days, along with his anchor brother Darwin, chasing the rogue magic users who don’t follow the rules all magic users live by. When his brother claims his own fated mate, and can’t anchor for Lucifer anymore, Lucifer has to find someone else to anchor for him, or risk setting everything and everyone around him on fire. But there’s a problem… Lucifer really doesn’t want … Read more

Drag Race Alum Shea Couleé Spills the Tea on Forthcoming MCU Role

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RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Shea Couleé is spilling the tea about her role in the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series Ironheart. Shea Couleé’s casting in Ironheart was confirmed last week, and while details about her character remain undisclosed the non-binary drag queen told E News! on Tuesday (9 August) how exciting it will be to go “mainstream”. “It’s really so humbling to be able to cross over into a much more mainstream avenue, and push the needle forward as far as drag is concerned, in the way that it’s consumed and in pop culture,” she told the publication. Full Story from … Read more

TV: Marvel’s “Ironheart” Cast Gets Trans NB Actor

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Trans non-binary actor Zoe Terakes has been cast in a key role in the upcoming Disney+ series Ironheart, Deadline reports. The actor, who starred in Prime’s Nine Perfect Strangers, is the second trans actor to be cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the first in a Disney+ series. They follow in the footsteps of trans man Zach Barak who played Zach Cooper in Spiderman: Far From Home. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Netflix Cancels LGBTQ+ spy series Q-Force


Queer adult animated series Q-Force will not be returning to Netflix, having been axed after just one season. Variety confirmed Q-Force had been officially cancelled on Monday (8 August), after star Matt Rogers first let the news slip on the Attitudes! podcast in May. The show followed the misadventures of a group of undervalued LGBTQ+ spies, with a cast that also included Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes, Patti Harrison, Gary Cole and Stranger Things’ David Harbour. Rogers noted that while the show didn’t receive great reviews, he was grateful for the cult following it amassed. Full Story from … Read more

TV: New Paranormal Series “Paper Girl” Praised for Lesbian Storyline

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Paper Girls, the new Amazon Prime supernatural sci-fi series, is being praised for its queer representation by fans. The series, based on the comics of the same name, follows four girls after they are snatched from the ’80s and dropped into 2019 where they navigate the supernatural, puberty and encounters with their chaotic older selves. One of the four, KJ, also comes to realise she is a lesbian, grappling with self-acceptance, burgeoning feelings and what it means to love women. Fans have been impressed by the diversity of the show – as well as KJ, who is Jewish, there is … Read more

For Readers: Let’s Make a Mash-Up

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: Something fun today. Take one of your favorite spec fic shows or films and mash it up with something else. Tell us the basic plot, and give it a name. Go! 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

FOR WRITERS: That’s So Extra

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Authors: Do you ever do extra content to go with your series? In-between shorts, ficlets, etc? What do you do, and does it help? 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. Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe

FOR READERS: Fave TV/Streaming Series

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: What’s your favorite new queer spec fic TV /streaming series from the last 12 months? Why? 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

COMICS: Marvel Cancels Guardians of the Galaxy Comic With Bi Star-Lord

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Marvel Comics had abruptly cancelled the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series featuring a bisexual Star-Lord. The entertainment company’s comic division has dashed hopes of a bisexual, polyamorous Peter Quill, the 1980s pop culture-grooving armed professional scavenger, becoming a mainstay. Marvel, without offering an explanation, has made the 22 September issue of the rebooted series about the galaxy-hopping squad the last. According to FanSided, per The Washington Times, the 18-issue relaunch helmed by writer Al Ewing that was meant to signal a massive step in LGBT+ representation has come to an end. “The End! Thanks for everything – and … Read more