Category Archives: Fantasy

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

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Interview with a Queer Reader: Natalie Cannon Talks KUSHIEL’S DART, Gay Sherlock and Watson, Ace Romance Novels, and More!

Natalie Cannon is a person of many hats: writer, editor, and reader for three. She writes urban fantasy short stories for her MFA Fairleigh Dickinson University and her first short story is going to be published in Ink & Locket’s … Continue reading

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Four Queer Black Canadian Women Writers You Should Be Reading for Black History Month

It’s February, and that means it’s Black History Month! Check out these four queer Black Canadian women authors whose books you should definitely have on your shelves. Continue reading

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Bookish Survey 2016: A Review of My Year in Reading

This is a year-end reading survey I’ve been using for a couple years now that I originally stole from Danika at The Lesbrary in 2014. (If you’re not following The Lesbrary, you’re missing out on a lot of rad queer … Continue reading

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A Comic as Weird and Rad as It Sounds: A Review of RAT QUEENS, Volumes 1 and 2

Rat Queens by Vancouver writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and American illustrators Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic is one of those comics that, when people try to describe it, ends up sounding like the most bizarre combination of the most disparate … Continue reading

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A Deliciously Dark YA Fantasy, Full of Surprises: A Review of Hiromi Goto’s HALF WORLD

Melanie Tamaki is a lonely girl shunned by her peers: she loves books but she’s not very good at school, she has no special talents to speak of, she’s fat, and her single, alcoholic mother loves her but is neglectful … Continue reading

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A Reflection on My Year of Reading QTPOC Books

When I was looking back on the books that I had read in 2014, I realized that, despite the fact that according to lots of people’s standards I read very ‘diverse’ books, I had read more than twice the amount … Continue reading

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