Sci Fi Friday: Sapphics in Space (and Across Time)

Sapphics in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. I am so happy with publishing over the past couple of years, because not only have there been quite a few wlw science fiction and fantasy releases, but many of them (well, the ones I read and go for) are ownvoices. No more cringey lesbians written by clueless white dudes (here's looking … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: Sapphics in Space (and Across Time)

Sci Fi Friday: 20 YA SFF Books by Black Authors

Is this mostly to show off the absolutely breathtaking cover that is For All Time? Mmm, maybe. Anywho, it's Black History Month, so why not showcase Black authors writing speculative YA fiction? Edit: And Happy Lunar New Year! I didn't check the calendar when I scheduled this post Celebrate Black History (and Future) Month every … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: 20 YA SFF Books by Black Authors

Book Review: The Gilded Ones

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Graphic murder (on page), sexual assault (off page), racism, xenophobia Deka is a young woman coming of age in Otera, a kingdom that values the purity of its women. Pure women bleed red, and young women are forbidden to bleed from fifteen until they are proven … Continue reading Book Review: The Gilded Ones

Book Review: Winter’s Orbit

Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Domestic Abuse, Mind Control Playboy Prince Kiem is doing just fine thankyouverymuch. That is, until he's forced into an arranged marriage with recently widowed Count Jainan, who was previously married to Kiem's cousin, Taam. But the empire of Iskat is held together by marriage treaties, and they're going … Continue reading Book Review: Winter’s Orbit

Book Review: The Diabolic Trilogy

Okay, I truly, honestly feel that everyone has been sleeping on this YA series. And it disappoints me. Because generic ensemble poo rises in YA sci-fi, and the twisty, turny, complex (ish) and delicious mess that is the Diabolic trilogy sinks into oblivion. So here are my reviews from the trilogy (light edited). I was … Continue reading Book Review: The Diabolic Trilogy

12 Upcoming Queer YA SFF Releases

Last week I highlighted four (I know there are more but my brain is just toast right now) adult queer science fiction releases from September to November. Despite having a strong start to 2020 and a hella queer August (Harrow and The Space Between Worlds, among others), YA SFF-land has gotten a whole lot gayer. … Continue reading 12 Upcoming Queer YA SFF Releases

Upcoming Queer SFF, Sep-Nov 2020

There are a bunch of fantastic-looking SFF novels coming out this fall, with releases from the hottest up-and-comers in SFF: P. Djèlí Clark, Alix E Harrow and K Eason, plus releases from old favorites—CL Polk, Yoon Ha Lee, VE Schwab and Rebecca Roanhorse. I'll probably do a post to highlight my most anticipated adult SFF … Continue reading Upcoming Queer SFF, Sep-Nov 2020