Adult Fiction · Fantasy · History · Nonfiction · Queer · YA

10 Book Recommendations for GLBT Book Month (#queerpop)

It’s Pride Month! Not coincidentally, it’s also the American Library Association’s first-ever GLBT Book Month. Tailor-made for #queerpop, am I right? I don’t think all this month’s posts will be book-related, but hey, they might be. I thought I’d start us off with a list of book recommendations, including fiction, nonfiction, and comics. I tried…… Continue reading 10 Book Recommendations for GLBT Book Month (#queerpop)

Comics · Fantasy · Queer

A to Z: Rawra Chin

Rawra Chin hails from Hypothetical Lizard, a graphic novel from Avatar Press in 2007. It’s based on an earlier short story by the great Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and other awesome things, and the comic version I have actually prints the story in the back, so you’re covered on all counts! It’s…… Continue reading A to Z: Rawra Chin

Comics · Fantasy · Queer

A to Z: Elfquest

Behold, Elfquest, a beautifully drawn comic from Wendy and Richard Pini. It’s been ongoing since 1978! It’s sort of a D&D-esque thing with a central tribe of elves, outcast by the humans. Lots and lots of arcs, but I’m told it’s heading toward a completion — a beginning, middle, and end, all planned from the…… Continue reading A to Z: Elfquest

Writing

Snippet: Solstice Trick

Hi there, readers! Remember Eclectic Alli’s story blog parties? There’s another one going on right now, loosely centered around April 1 and “things are not what they seem.” Last Halloween’s story about the masquerade ball was an early exploration of a larger story, and for this event, I’ve got a short snippet continuing where I left off.…… Continue reading Snippet: Solstice Trick

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · TV & Movies

Tinker Bell Answers: My Little Pony and a List of Fairy Talents

It’s no secret that I love the Tinker Bell/Disney Fairies movies. Last year I wrote essays/reviews of all the movies then available: Tinker Bell, The Lost Treasure, The Great Fairy Rescue, Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy, and Pixie Hollow Games. Wednesday I added to that list with the new release, Legend of the Neverbeast, which is…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers: My Little Pony and a List of Fairy Talents

Queer · Romance

2015 Book Challenges (LGBT+ and Romance)

We can take it as a given that I’ll read as many books as I can during any given year. I don’t worry about whether the number is higher or lower — I’m confident that I read what I wanted, when I wanted. However, I still love book challenges! They add a fun kind of…… Continue reading 2015 Book Challenges (LGBT+ and Romance)

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · YA

Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

You have no idea how much I want you to read this book. I have a confession to make — I hardly ever pay attention to who writes my comic books. Sometimes I see a name and it looks vaguely familiar. Very rarely do I remember the names or who writes what. It’s all pretty…… Continue reading Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Comics · Fantasy · Queer · Sci-Fi

My Top 14 Indie Comic Books

My definition of “indie” is extremely loose here: Basically anything that’s not Marvel or DC, including some DC properties. It’s just an easy way for me to distinguish between “Marvel/DC” and “everybody else,” but I’m on the hunt for better terminology if you have any suggestions!  1) Abadazad by J.M. DeMatteis A three-volume series designed…… Continue reading My Top 14 Indie Comic Books

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy

Review: Frostborn by Lou Anders

Let’s trace this back a little ways, shall we? Lou Anders presented to Science Fiction & Politics class nearly a year ago. I think it’s fair to say he was the highlight of an already great class. Much of his presentation was devoted to the structure of movies, based in part on the book My…… Continue reading Review: Frostborn by Lou Anders