Out of the Past – LGBTQ Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in the 1970s

Hello! Welcome to the second installment of my series of columns on the history of LGBTQ science fiction, fantasy and horror. As I noted in my previous post, things had Continue Reading →

Boogieman In Lavender Review: Heiresses of Russ

The story was that some people had learned to read again.—-line from “The Tip of the Tongue” by Felicia Davin. That most conventional of female archetypes, the bride, figures in Continue Reading →

Out of the Past – LGBTQ Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Before 1970

Welcome! Out of the Past will be a regular column discussing the history of LGBTQ+ science fiction, fantasy and horror literature from the earliest years of the genre to the Continue Reading →

Review: “Transcendent” – Boogieman In Lavender

“Transcendent,” edited by K.M. Szpara, is the latest “Best Of” collection from Lethe Press. The question arises, would there be enough Transgender-related speculative fiction for a full anthology, let alone Continue Reading →

Announcement: Once Upon a Time in the Weird West Anthology

There are bunches of QSF authors in this new wild west speculative fiction anthology: This isn’t the same old Wild West. The usual suspects are all present: cowboys, outlaws, and Continue Reading →

Jeff Baker—Boogieman In Lavender

                                         Wilde Stories 2016                                                 By Jeff Baker               Science fiction, magical realism, fantasy and plain old horror. All are on display in the 2016 edition of Wilde Stories, Continue Reading →

Jeff Baker–Boogieman In Lavender

                                                                                                         Queer 101                                                    By Jeff Baker               When I was scoping out markets for LGBT-themed science-fiction/Fantasy/Horror (1) short-stories (2) about five years ago, Continue Reading →

Dispatches from Hogwarts G.S.A.: Tropes we’d like to see

A famous writer once said: “There is no such thing as a new idea.” That writer was Mark Twain, who is pretty hard to argue with (especially since he’s dead), Continue Reading →

Announcement: The Harbinger, by Keegan Kennedy

QSFer Keegan Kennedy has a new sci fi book out that includes gay characters: It starts as a whisper, barely audible. Rumors. Paranoia. Conspiracy theories. Subterfuge. Like lightning, the plague Continue Reading →