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Review: Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice

Yule: Tales for the Winter Solstice

Genre: Folklore, Fairy Tale, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian, Poly (some stories) Reviewer: Jay Get It At Amazon | Publisher About The Book During the cold winter months, we mirror the Earth as she lies quiet, waiting for the return of warm days. We gather around yule fires and perform rituals to lure back the sun. Drinking wassail, singing songs and exchanging gifts, some of us tell stories of the longest night. Stories of new love and old magick. Stories of the Holly King and his fight for the season. Of death and lives well lived. Of succumbing to the most feral parts … Read more

The Science of the Winter Solstice

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For many of us on Earth this year, celebrating the first day of winter, astronomically speaking, is more than a yearning for snow-covered landscapes and sips of hot chocolate — It also means we’re closer than ever to the end of the year … and the beginning of a new one! But the winter solstice is an astronomical marvel in its own right. Today, the Northern Hemisphere experiences the fewest hours of daylight for the year all because of our blue marble’s tilt as it treks around the sun. This year’s winter solstice is doubly special, as it’s the day … Read more

FOR READERS: Favorite Queer Spec Fic Winter Holiday Tales

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: Readers, bring me your favorite queer speculative fiction winter holiday tales – Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Christmas, Solstice, New Year’s… and why you love them. Links please! Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat: FB:

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Solstice Pudding, by Angel Martinez

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QSFer Angel Martinez has a new FF holiday sci fi comedy book out: “The Solstice Pudding.” Chief Engineer Shandi Leavenworth has been crushing on Major Tyra Sur ever since she joined station staff, though the laconic customs officer doesn’t give up personal information easily. A few scraps of information leads Shandi to the perfect Solstice present, until of course everything goes horribly wrong. Major Sur took the job on Onwa Station for the stability, the quiet, and out of a need to be useful. It’s been all of those things up until the woman she’s been quietly flirting with at … Read more