'True Religion' by J.L. Weinberg

Man’s eternal quest for a higher power and spiritual enlightenment is at the center of J.L. Weinberg’s genre-bending debut, True Religionread more

‘Dragon Horse War: The Calling’ by D. Jackson Leigh

The world has experienced 100 years of peace, and every human being has enough of everything they need. Technology has evolved to be both help to humankind and to preserve the environment from the ruin of the past. Equality and diversity are the norm. The one religion followed by people everywhere is more metaphysical than… read more

‘Prayer of the Handmaiden’ by Merry Shannon

It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Ithyris. Book One in the Legends of Ithyria series (The Sword of the Guardian) was released in 2006. Much to this critic’s delight, the second book, Prayer of the Handmaiden gives us the continuing story of the women of Ithyris and their Goddess…. read more

'The Vines' by Christopher Rice

“[…] Rice’s latest novel […] creatively blends his first talent for mystery and suspense with his heritage and own imaginative horror to produce a captivating horticultural nightmare. […]”… read more

‘Deep Merge’ by Linda North

In the compelling opening of Deep Merge, we meet Kaesah and Atimki, and events rapidly unfold to find Kaesah cradling her beloved partner as she dies. Both women are from the planet NaQwi. They were living on earth Earth doing clandestine research; however, with Atimki’s passing, Kaesah is conflicted about the action she must take… read more

'That Door is a Mischief' by Alex Jeffers

Liam Shea is not an ordinary teenage boy, growing up in rural Massachusetts; and not just because he has two fathers. Liam is not even a boy; he’s a fairy—literally. A fairy with glowing golden eyes, antennae, dragonfly wings sprouting between his shoulder blades, super-human strength, the power of suggestion, and a serious aversion to… read more

'Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction' Edited by Steve Berman

Begun in 2008, the annual series Wilde Stories has striven to provide the best in gay speculative fiction (much as its companion series Heiresses of Russ strives to do for lesbian speculative fiction). The latest installment in this series contains fourteen selections published during the calendar year 2013, which first appeared in other anthologies, literary… read more

'Everything Must Go' by La JohnJoseph

The novel offers enough enjoyment alone from a quick jaunt through the wordplay and humorous juxtaposition of images and characters. But ultimately, Everything Must Go begs multiple readings to chew on those serious questions about whether our world is worth saving […]… read more