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Love in the Time of Starships: Quiet Ones to Watch Out For, or the New Hard SF (Polenth Blake, Yoon Ha Lee)

Polenth Blake. Rainbow Lights Yoon Ha Lee. Conservation of Shadows Additional stories: Polenth Blake’s bibliography, on-line fiction by Yoon Ha Lee. The usual disclaimer: books above come from my personal collection, funded by the readaholic who is writing the review. … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Long Look Back and the Promise of the New (Kate Elliott, E. E. Ottoman)

Note: This review is based on pre-publication review copies from the publishers via NetGalley. Publishers linked below are thanked for these free review copies. Additional process notes
: This was my first time reviewing pre-publication copies, which was interesting in itself … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Grit, Struggle, and Fierce Love (Koyanagi’s ‘Ascension,’ anthology ‘Fierce Families’)

A few years ago, I saw a student performance of Fierce Love, created by the groundbreaking performance group PoMo Afro Homos (one of whom, Djola Branner, was my Father in the Art). These performance vignettes tell a story of love … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised (Joseph Bruchac, Olivia A. Cole)

Joseph Bruchac. Killer of Enemies Olivia A. Cole. Panther in the Hive How I discovered these books Bruchac’s book showed up in the Amazon suggestions and caught my eye with its painterly cover, which does everything right in terms of … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Grunts in the Engine Room (Menial: Skilled Labor in SF)

Kelly Jennings & Shay Darrach, eds. Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction The premise sold the book to me: the grunts in the engine room (and elsewhere) are seriously neglected in traditional SF. Also, I love anthologies the same way … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Postcolonial Fluff and MORE Queer Steampunk! (Zen Cho, E. E. Ottoman)

E. E. Ottoman. A Matter of Disagreement Zen Cho. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo How I met these authors I don’t remember by what chain of linky-linky I found Zen Cho’s work, but I’ve been reading her stories since … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Foxhole Romance, Raygun Shenanigans, and the N-Ring Circus (Veronica Scott, Kris Rusch, Lois McMaster Bujold)

Veronica Scott. Wreck of the Nebula Dream Kris Rusch (writing as Kris DeLake). Assassins in Love Lois McMaster Bujold. A Civil Campaign For better for worse, or: nothing is more romantic than a shipwreck A long time ago in a … Continue reading

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