Tag Archives: LGBTQIA

Black Sun • 2020 • High Fantasy novel by Rebecca Roanhorse

First sentence: Today he would become a god. His mother had told him so. Synopsis: The novel starts with a pitch perfect chapter describing the ceremonial blinding and carving of young Serapio by his mother. A strong and harsh impression … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Nebula nomination, Novel | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

The Thief on the Winged Horse • 2020 • Fantasy novel by Kate Mascarenhas

★★☆☆☆ Synopsis: The Kendrick family has been in the trade of fabricating dolls for the last two centuries in a town near Oxford. As a family secret, they are the only ones who are able to cast a magic spell on … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Novel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Dead Lies Dreaming • 2020 • Urban Fantasy novel by Charles Stross

★★★★☆ Synopsis: It’s an alternate London in the Laundry Files universe, but with a fresh start of characters and topics, and hopefully less tentacles. An anarchic robber gang, the transhuman “Lost Boys”, stage several robberies. Their ultimate goal is to fund … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Novel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lions and Tigers and Girlfriends • 2020 • SF short story by Tina Connolly

★☆☆☆☆ Synopsis:  A settler space ship will take three years longer to its target planet. The teenagers are all highly frustrated, half the girls are crying. The diary of one of those girls follows the next weeks as she gets … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to They/Them • 2020 • Non-fiction novel by Stuart Getty

A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity ★★★+☆☆ My daughter Giulia knows so much more about English grammar than me (well, she has to professionally), so let’s have hear her opinion:  This Non-Fiction was everything … Continue reading

Posted in Meta, Novel | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Invisible People • 2020 • Near Future SF novelette by Nancy Kress

★★★★☆ Synopsis:  Kenly is an adopted daughter, and “everything parents hope for: kind, hones, smart, sunny“. The happy family live turns when FBI special agents tell the parents that Kenly’s been gen altered causing her to take risky behavior. Behind … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Story | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Savage Legion • 2020 • Military Fantasy novel by Matt Wallace

★★★☆☆ Synopsis: A politician’s got lost in the secretive world of a superficially happy state. Behind the curtains, there are ugly ghettos, and a police state with hidden dictatorial rulers. The three main characters find their way through the impenetrable … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Novel | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Wishes do come true!

Netgalley has the option to “Request” a book or to “Wish for it”, the latter being fulfilled extremely seldom – in my case never. Up to today! I don’t consider this as a Level up, because Christmas is neither. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Allgemein | Tagged | 6 Comments

Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders • 2020 • Urban Fantasy novella by Aliette de Bodard

★★★★☆ Synopsis: Lunar New Year festival is approaching in the domain of the Vietnamese dragons. Dragon prince Thuan and his Fallen Angel husband Asmodeus come to this underwater realm to celebrate with the High Court family. Instead, they get entangled … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Story | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Bound • 2019 • Romance Fantasy novelette by Mark Lawrence

★★★☆☆ I had to laugh so hard: Mr Lawrence, the grittiest dark fantasy writer this universe has ever seen, who doesn’t refrain from sputtering blood, dangling entrails, and unrelenting rape got his dirty fingers into a fucking KISSING ROMANCE? Because … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Story | Tagged , | Leave a comment