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Ten Queer Books to Kickstart Your Reading

Welcome to the top ten queer books to kickstart your reading. There is a notion that books that appeal to a Grimdark reading audience are written by cis-het white men for cis-het white men....

REVIEW: The Hedge Witch by Cari Thomas

The latest offering from the Sunday Times bestselling author Cari Thomas is her novella The Hedge Witch. Set in her Threadneedle world, The Hedge Witch appears earlier in The Language of Magic chronology than...

REVIEW: Ogres by Adrian Tchaikovsky

In his new novella, Ogres, Adrian Tchaikovsky explores the oppression of humans by savage ogres. Lacking the emotional capacity, size, and strength of their masters, humans are subjected to a life of fear and...

REVIEW: And Then I Woke Up by Malcolm Devlin

Malcolm Devlin’s novella, And Then I Woke Up, explores the concept of the truth and the way its many versions influence choice and action. The story’s narrator speaks directly to the reader, helping them...

REVIEW: Servant Mage by Kate Elliott

Kate Elliott packs an assortment of fully-realized story elements into her new novella, Servant Mage. The narrative focuses on the journey of Fellian, a low-level mage, interweaving significant themes of power, class, loss, and...

REVIEW: Dames for Hire by S.C. Jensen

Dames for Hire is a prequel spin-off of the Bubbles in Space series by S.C. Jensen. Bubbles in Space is a Neo-Noir thriller series set in HoloCity, a cyberpunk dystopia. Without spoiling, her private...

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REVIEW: A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman

The House on the Bottom of the Lake by Josh Malerman is a lovely novella full of nostalgia and wonder with just a touch of horror that takes it from saccharin to sweet.  I remember...

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REVIEW: Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling started incredibly strong with great atmospheric detail and a very creepy vibe but puttered out and ended with a whimper.  Evelyn Perdanu is a shipping magnate, the only living...

REVIEW: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Brooding and dark, Nothing but Blackened Teeth drew me in and kept me off-balance. Always on the precipice of scary, it never quite tipped over. Instead, it stayed an eerie book, one that has...

REVIEW: Church by Renee Miller

The last book I read by Renee Miller was Eat The Rich, an amusing and thought-provoking account about aliens taking over Earth. It was a yarn as packed with intrigue as it was filled...