ARC Review: Invasions | A Shining Example of Queer Speculative Fiction

ARC Review: Invasions | A Shining Example of Queer Speculative Fiction

TITLE: Invasions.
AUTHOR: Calvin Gimpelevich
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Instar Books
GENRE: Speculative Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: short stories, queer fiction, bodies, debut collection, #ownvoices
REPRESENTATION: trans women, trans men, amputee, m/m relationships, f/f relationships, transracial adoptee, people of colour, 
CONTENT NOTICES: 
eating disorder, body dysmorphia, body dysphoria, non-consensual bodily interactions, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, body horror, abusive relationships, gaslighting, potential pedophilia, sexual realignment surgery, humiliation, police violence

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ARC Review : The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories | An Enchanting, Sexy and Outstanding Anthology

ARC Review : The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories | An Enchanting, Sexy and Outstanding Anthology

TITLE: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Solaris
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: anthology, diverse stories about djinn, cultural diversity
REPRESENTATION:
women of color, people of color, m/m, Muslim 
CONTENT NOTICES:
possession of children, physically binding women, explicit sexual scenes, incest between siblings, death, torture

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ARC Review: Trans Teen Survival Guide | A Handy Guide for Young Trans People

ARC Review: Trans Teen Survival Guide | A Handy Guide for Young Trans People

TITLE: Trans Teen Survival Guide
AUTHOR: Owl and Fox Fisher
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2018; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: advice book for young trans people, transitioning, resources
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, trans men, trans women
CONTENT NOTICES:
use of explicit sexual terms when talking about sex, in-depth information about surgeries and surgical techniques, illustration of a needle and pills (p88), diagram of intermuscular injection (p86)

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ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…

ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…

TITLE: Blackfish City
AUTHOR: Sam J. Miller
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2018; Ecco
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: environmentalism, capitalism, wealth inequality, poverty, technology
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, queer, f/f, indigenous characters
CONTENT NOTICES:
violence, death

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ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

TITLE: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
AUTHOR: edited by Jennifer Patterson
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2016; Riverdale Avenue Books
GENRE: Non-fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: non-fiction, anthology, advocacy and activism, radical organizing
REPRESENTATION: queer authors, non-binary, trans women, trans men, cis queer women, women of colour, people of colour, survivors, mental illness (not complete list)
CONTENT NOTICES: pretty much everything you can think of – rape, sexual violence, incest, child abuse, eating disorders, BDSM, institutional violence, suicide attempts, physical violence, racism, racialized violence, neglect, emotional abuse, domestic abuse.

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