Continuing with our month of science fiction, today's interview features Brandon L. Summers, author of Quiet Shy. This story has the feel to me of combining dystopian future, comic book, and science fiction, with literary leanings and even some magical elements. In other words, a bit of everything. It's a unique story, and I love the relationship between the two main women.
How and why did you choose your genre?
I’m not impressed by reality. The world isn’t a great place. Science...
To celebrate the release of Lawrence Hogue's Daring and Decorum, August's theme is historical fiction.
It can be tempting to think that Regency-style novels with LGBT+ protagonists are a modern-day fantasy. To a degree, there's some truth to it, but no more than the fantasy found in heterosexual Regency-themed work. LGBT+ people have always existed and will continue to exist as long as humans do. Cultural taboos have existed in different forms across the eras, and playing with forbidden love isn't exclusive to queer lit....
From our friends at the lesbian fiction organization, the Golden Crown Literary Society --
The selection committee is now accepting applications for Panelists and Moderators for the 2017 Conference in Chicago.
Please note that, while the committee will do its best to accommodate everyone, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be selected as a panelist or moderator. We'll do our best, though.
To see the descriptions of selected panels in need of panelists, please go to the 2017 Panelist Application page on the GCLS website. Read through the...
We have two new books this month, both set in a dystopian future Earth. Nephil's Destiny is post-apocalyptic urban fantasy, while Quiet Shy is science fiction.
Nephil's Destiny, by Sirena Robinson
General fiction, urban fantasy, post-apocalypse, religious themes
This is the seventh book in the Chosen Chronicles series. If you've been following along, you won't want to miss the final battle. It's an exciting conclusion to everything the characters have been fighting for in the previous books. You won't be disappointed.
Over at Bitopia, author A. M. Leibowitz discusses bisexual erasure and classification issues for bisexual charactesrs in straight or gay works.
If I want to read queer lit, I want to know it fits in that category, even if it’s space cowboy or urban fantasy or dystopian futuristic or sweet romance. My issue, though, is all the people being rendered invisible by categorizing something based on which two people are in a relationship. Bi erasure happens when we label books as “gay” or “lesbian.” Those are identities, not romantic pairing labels. A bisexual man is not automatically gay because he’s...