Tag Archives: fantasy fiction

I found a Tristan retelling where Marke/Brangäne is canon!

I’m going to explain the premise, pitch, and demographics of The White Raven by Diana Paxson first so you know whether or not you’re interested and then give you the recipe-blog ramble afterward, so that you aren’t sitting there for the first … Continue reading

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Book review: polyamorous SFF about bi girls w/pink and purple hair escaping from evil fairies

Humanity is full of folktales about fairies who steal people away; Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll is the story of what happens when some of them escape. They emerge back into “earthside” with only the faintest traces of their human memories … Continue reading

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Spirits Abroad: 15 short stories of Malaysian fantasy

Zen Cho’s Spirits Abroad Malaysian and Malaysian-diaspora fantasy shorts collection brings extremely intimate and personal concepts into the sphere of fantasy fiction–like unexpected difficulty in schoolwork or performing arts after being at the top of your class, or blooming into your suppressed … Continue reading

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Happy Purim/Chag Purim Sameach/A Freyliche Purim!

This week Rivka carries her special hamantasch shield in honor of Purim! I hope each and every one of you have a happy. Here’s the art credit. (Yes, the dragon’s probably going to eat the shield. Y’all know he has … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown: fantasy set in 1800’s England with Leads of Color

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho imagines a similar type of magical Britain as Harry Potter, with the competing factions, magician guild meetings where nobody believes the hero, and political intrigue, except this book focuses on adults of color in … Continue reading

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You don’t want to get on Rivka’s bad side

Rivka, the warrior woman from The Second Mango, in all her powerful and amazing glory. Even the lizard thinks she’s awesome. Drawn by the admirable Rebecca Schauer.

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Even wizards get backaches

Luckily, even fierce warriors are willing to dole out backrubs for their favorite wizards. Characters Isaac and Rivka, the hetero couple from The Second Mango, drawn by Cillaid.

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Queer women can star in fairy tales, too

Painfully aware that big Western animation houses weren’t going to give me the queer lady fairy tales I wanted… I wrote my own, and it got accepted and published. And a sequel, due out July 2014. And I’m 2/3 of … Continue reading

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The Second Mango has hetero romance in it, too

She forbade herself even to think the words. But the idea itself, wordless, bubbled forth from her heart and could not be contained. Try as she did, she couldn’t suppress a sudden thought of the thick solidness of his body—tall, … Continue reading

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My experiences with bi erasure, and some fun stuff about the sensual parts of The Second Mango

I spent nearly a decade in fandom hearing the anti-slash crowd try to point out, “But how can those two men be a couple? Look how much [one of them] liked women!” And they said it again and again, because … Continue reading

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