Theology, with Drag(ons): How Fantasy Queers Religion

In Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story ‘Dragonfly’ (2001), something very queer happens when the titular character receives her true name. This rite of passage, which in many ways is the cornerstone of Le Guin’s wider Earthsea mythos, rests on the notion that people and things are fundamentally knowable; the name, in a sense, is …

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A Realm of Hope and Yearning: Queer Fantasy and Religion

A couple of months ago I came to the sudden realisation that, for this gay lad, fantasy and religion are one and the same thing. Not in the sense, of course, that both refer to things that don’t exist, but rather in that both have always filled me with the same feeling – a strange …

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Recommended Reading: Queer SFF Romance

For our first Glasgow in 2024 book club meeting, the book we read was Silk and Steel, a collection of SFF short stories each of which was structured around an F/F romance.  Some of the attendees mentioned not having read much or any romance before, so I volunteered to write a list of recommendations.   In …

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