'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

'Things Half in Shadow’ by Alan Finn

Alan Finn mines the fertile history of post-Civil War Philadelphia and the country’s obsession with Spiritualism during that period to craft a superbly rich, historically-detailed whodunit in Things Half in Shadowread more

'Wild Fell' by Michael Rowe

In his well-reviewed debut Enter, Night, a chilling and atmospheric throwback to Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot fused with the gothic leanings of an early V.C. Andrews novel, author Michael Rowe added both depth and dimension to the otherwise overplayed vampire mythos, injecting it with some much needed viability…. read more

'The Heavens Rise' by Christopher Rice

Readers who held out hope that the son of Anne Rice would eventually find his way to the dark side will rejoice over his latest novel, The Heavens Rise (Gallery Books). Those lamenting the time it took him to get here shouldn’t because the years Christopher Rice spent sharpening his literary teeth over the course of… read more

'The German' by Lee Thomas

In The German (Lethe Press),  a savage serial killer forces the denizens of a small World War II-era Texas town to confront their own homophobia and xenophobia in this unsettling portrait of small-town Americana at its most insidious from Lambda Literary and Bram Stoker Award-winner Lee Thomas…. read more

Speculative Dimensions: July 2011

Introductions… Welcome to the revamped speculative fiction corner of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s website. Here’s the spot where chimera rules. We’ll be introducing you to shining new lights in the spec-fic universe and spotlighting the darkest, most fantastical works with reviews and interviews with their creators. … read more

6 of the Scariest Queer Horror Books Ever

UPDATED: In celebration of Halloween, we asked a few of our speculative fiction friends to share the scariest LGBT-relevant books they’ve ever read. Special thanks to Vince Liaguno for rallying his friends to contribute. Here’s the result. Jameson Currier, author of The Wolf at the Door: Some of my favorite ghost stories are by Ralph Adams… read more