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Point of View: When an Urse is Not a Horse

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I’ve been reading fantasy and sci-fi since I was in second grade – for those counting, that’s forty-six years. I always loved escaping into a different world through a good book, somewhere utterly unlike the place I knew growing up. I came by this desire honestly. My mother was (and still is) a voracious SFF … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: Conspiracy – M.D. Neu

Conspiracy - M.D. Neu

M.D. Neu has a new gay sci-fi book out, A New World book 3: Conspiracy. And there’s a giveaway. A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It’s home to 7 billion people with all manner of faiths, beliefs and customs, divided by bigotry and misunderstanding, who have been told they are not … Read more

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New Release/Giveaway: Contact Audiobook – M.D. Neu

Contact Audiobook - M.D. Neu

M.D. Neu has a new MM sci-fi audiobook out, A New World book 1: Contact. And there’s a giveaway. A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It’s home to seven billion people—with all manner of faiths, beliefs, and customs, divided by bigotry and misunderstanding—who will soon be told they are not alone … Read more

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NEW RELEASE: Tangents & Tachyons – J. Scott Coatsworth

Tangents & Tachyons - J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi collection out: Tangents & Tachyons. And there’s a giveaway! Tangents & Tachyons is Scott’s second anthology – six sci fi and sci-fantasy shorts that run the gamut from time travel to hopepunk and retro spec fic: Eventide: Tanner Black awakes to find himself in his own study, … Read more

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COVER REVEAL: Tangents & Tachyons – J. Scott Coatsworth

Tangents & Tachyons - J. Scott Coatsworth

I have a new queer sci fi collection coming out on December 10th, and am sharing the cover with you today: Tangents & Tachyons. And there’s a giveaway too! Tangents & Tachyons is Scott’s second anthology – six sci fi and sci-fantasy shorts that run the gamut from time travel to hopepunk and retro spec fic: … Read more

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REVIEW: For I Could Lift My Finger and Black Out the Sun – Keith Soares

For I Could Lift My Finger and Black Out the Sun - Keith Soares

Genre: Sci-Fi Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book My name is John Black and I’m in trouble. I used to be your typical nerd, a total weakling, letting bullies like Bobby Graden push me around. Then one day, Bobby and I got hit by a car. Somehow, the accident changed us, as … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Writing Alien

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I just finished reading The Bantam by RJ Theodore (review coming soon). I really enjoyed it – it’s like a crash course in writing a relatable alien. So how did the author do it? When writing truly alien characters, we have to discard everything we know: Why should they be bipedal? Why should they have … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Time Paradox – M. Timothy Murray

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M. Timothy Murray has a new space opera out: Time Paradox. And there’s a giveaway! The time crew are unexpectedly thrust six hundred years into Thumar’s past, where a planet wide plague is raging. These intrepid time travelers are predestined to find a cure. When they return to the future, they discover their actions dramatically … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Legacy – M.D. Grimm

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M.D. Grimm has a new MMF sci fi romance out, Saga of the Bold people Book 2: “Legacy.” And there’s a giveaway! What does a former assassin do when he’s not out there… well… assassinating? Saving his species from extinction, of course. At least, that’s what Leopold wants to do with every molecule in his … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Skythane – J. Scott Coatsworth

Skythane - J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi book out, Liminal Sky: Oberon Cycle Book 1: “Skythane.” Jameson Havercamp, a psych from a conservative religious colony, has come to Oberon—unique among the Common Worlds—in search of a rare substance called pith. He’s guided through the wilds on his quest by Xander Kinnson, a handsome, … Read more