Disability History Month: Books Featuring Autistic Leads

I’ve spent the last few weeks co-ordinating a whole bunch of lovely posts for Disability History Month, which takes place in the UK from the 18th of November to the 20th of December, which you’ll get to read over the course of the month. To kick things off, I wanted to share an aspect of …

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Recommended Reading: Bisexual/Pansexual Characters in SFF

Fantasy and science fiction offers a space to imagine new worlds and new possibilities, and to challenge established or assumed norms. And yet it is still relatively uncommon – although not as rare as it used to be – to find explicit bisexual and/or pansexual representation in SFF. In media and literature, bi/pan erasure still …

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Shine On: 6 Aspec SFF Books To Light Up The Future

The first time I heard “There are no books with characters like you”, I believed it. I believed it the second time too. And the third. You can probably tell where this is going. I wish I had a neat little story where I stumble across a book that has a character like me and …

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L. D. Lapinski’s Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Queer stories for young readers

As a pre-teen girl, I adored Elinor Brent-Dyer’s Chalet School books. Growing up just outside Watford in South-East England and going to what was at the time a rough mixed comprehensive school involved in pitched battles with other local schools, stories set in the Austrian Tyrol, Wales and Switzerland written between the 1920s and 1950s …

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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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Recommended Reading: Non-Binary SFF Short Stories

As a non-binary person, I love it every time I read a story that includes non-binary characters (and especially non-binary main characters). There’s more of those stories than there used to be, but it can still be hard to find them, especially given the huge field of SFF short stories coming out every month — …

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