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New Release: New Edge Sword & Sorcery #1

New Edge Sword & Sorcery #1

Editor Oliver Brackenbury has a new speculative fiction magazine out that includes LGBTQ+ stories (bi, lesbian, non-binary, poly): New Edge Sword & Sorcery #1. Made with love for the classics, and an inclusive, boundary-pushing approach to storytelling! Seven stories and four non-fiction pieces – 80 pages, ePub & PDF formats. Featuring new, original work by: Digital Format | Hardcover | Paperback Author Bio Oliver Brackenbury grew up around the corner from a five story deep cold war bunker, as one does, and can now be found living not far from a popular 1,815.4 ft tower in Toronto. He mostly writes … Read more

Review: Xenocultivars Anthology


Genre: Speculative Fiction LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Intersex, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly, Trans FTM, Trans MTF Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Kobo | About The Book This collection of speculative short fiction is about all kinds of queer growth, from emerging and developing to flourishing and cultivating. Whether they’re tender sprouts just beginning to discover themselves or deeply-rooted leaders fiercely defending those they love, the people in these stories have this in common: you can’t tell them what to do. They grow as they please. The Review I have always loved anthologies. They are like … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: Thorns of Chaos – Jeremiah Cain

Thorns of Chaos - Jeremiah Cain

Jeremiah Cain has a new MM fantasy romance out: Thorns of Chaos. And there’s a giveaway. “Cain crafts a vivid world … rich with detail and myth-lore that traipses brightly through the darker themes of oppression and suffering.” –BookLife Reviews Queer Grimdark Fantasy: Finn is no hero, chosen born, or noble. Despite escalating tensions from the Dayigan soldier’s occupation of Feah lands, the happy-go-lucky twenty-five-year-old is content to spend his days fishing and flirting with the other men in his Celtic-like village. But everything changes at their midyear’s eve festival when an angry Dayigan commander catches Finn in the arms … Read more

New Release: Bite Club – Eule Grey

Bite Club - Eule Grey

QSFer Eule Grey has a new MM fantasy romance out: Bite Club. Lenni lives on the civilised side of the wall, a hard worker who follows the rules. Super-fit and healthy, with everything he could wish for; an office, app-friends, and enough medications to suppress the extraneous. Like everyone in his country, Lenni’s safe. So why does the big, handsome guy cry each night? What of his aching heart and empty arms? When supervisor Lion offers a place in Bite Club, why would Lenni jump at the chance to cross the forbidden wall? Fighting? It doesn’t make sense. Maybe that’s … Read more

For Readers & Writers: Spec Fic Podcasts

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: What are your favorite spec fic podcasts, queer or otherwise? Writers: This is a reader/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: Which Spec Fic TV Show Has the Best Queer Representation?

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: Of all the speculative fiction TV shows you watch, which has the best overall queer representation, in your opinion? And why do you think so? 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 READERS: Does Accuracy Matter?

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: When reading speculative fiction, how much does accuracy (about science, historical facts, etc) matter to you, and does it vary by genre? Or do you not mind a little hand wavium? 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

NEW RELEASE: Eden.2 – Margaret Babcock

Eden.2 - Margaret Babcock

QSFer Margaret A. Babcock has a new gay sci-fi book out: Eden.2. On a planet far from dying Earth, Jerry Nichols, an Episcopal priest, and his exobiologist husband, Rob, lead the efforts of a small band of religiously diverse settlers and scientists to create a new community where people can survive. They receive help from a mysterious entity, changing them and opening unforeseen possibilities. Then their sister ship arrives and upsets the delicate balance they’ve achieved. Will humanity once again become its own worst enemy or will a new way of Being emerge? Get It At Amazon | Publisher Excerpt … Read more