Tag Archives: sci-fi

An interview with Kaia Sonderby for #KrakenFriends2018

Hello! 19 of us in the indie queer SFF world have put our books on sale for 99 cents from now until February 1. Mine’s The Olive Conspiracy. Now I’d like to introduce you to Kaia Sonderby, writer of Failure … Continue reading

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AI finds herself, a family, & a future

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers is a science fiction novel of such literary quality yet such approachable prose, characters, and relationships that I honestly feel like it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I don’t say … Continue reading

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A feel-good “found family on a spaceship” story

One is naturally intimidated when taxed with writing a review for a book that deserves as much positive attention as Becky Chambers’ A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. Will my words adequately advertise all its good qualities? What … Continue reading

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Creation Debt: short trans sci-fi about rescuing an enslaved android

One of the oldest and most venerated goals of science fiction is using a speculative setting to metaphorically discuss a real-world phenomenon. Creation Debt succeeds at this brilliantly, using the literal enslavement/indentured servitude of sentient androids to condemn abusive parents … Continue reading

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Review: ASCENSION, queer sci-fi starring Black lesbian mechanic who stows away on starship

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi is an incredible book full of facets I never imagined from just the blurb. I’m growing increasingly dissatisfied with blurbs lately; this marks the third book that took me forever to read because the back jacket made … Continue reading

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Queer families, including polyamorous ones, celebrated in SFF short story collection “Fierce Family”

The fact that I’m not constantly bombarded by enthusiastic recommendations for this book, when it has so much in common with my novels in celebrating the strong bonds of queer families in a SFF setting, just proves the truth of … Continue reading

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Free short science fiction: nonbinary Jewish fiction by nonbinary Jewish author

I am so glad that there is nonbinary Jewish sci-fi out there, and what’s more, it’s free. “None of you have been helping her maintain her shape,” the planetmind said. “We were promised the community would help her maintain her … Continue reading

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Aviva was already pissed at the giant sentient locusts, but when they threatened her girlfriend—

Presenting the 5775 Mangoverse Passover Special! Aviva and the Aliens: Aviva, chef turned royal mistress, must outwit the aliens who abduct her just before Passover in hopes she’ll be a better cook than their spaceship’s food replicator. Tales from Outer Lands, … Continue reading

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To Stand in the Light: superheroes fighting crime while dealing with mental illness

“Antimatter pigeons are trying to hold the Empire State Building hostage. Rosita needs backup!” Imagine a friendship turned romance between young superheroes, one of whom has power over light, while the other commands shadows and darkness. Imagine the miles-deep yet … Continue reading

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Escaping from aliens and rescuing dragons: just another day for Aviva and Rivka!

Mangoverse cuties Aviva and Rivka get a chance to shine in their own short stories, now available as as $2.99 eBook download. (If you’re buying the A Harvest of Ripe Figs paperback, they’re included free.) Rivka in Port Saltspray: The warrior … Continue reading

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