Sunday Shorts—Depot 256, by Lisa Allen-Agostini

When I read Queers Destroy Science Fiction, I found the overall tone to be somewhat depressing; often the "victory" (if there was one) was snatched from scraps, and flavoured with settling-for rather than triumphant (and part of it was maybe having listened to it at the wrong time of year, in the depths of cold, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Depot 256, by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Friday Flash Fics — “La Dame Rouge de France Triomphante”

Today's Friday Flash Fics picture made me go in a spec-fic direction that I'd considered once or twice before, but apparently needed an image to work with to ground a character. She became Claire, and the story unfolded from her. La Dame Rouge de France Triomphante Le Musée de l'Unicité lay tucked within sight of … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — “La Dame Rouge de France Triomphante”

An Update on the Availability of Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks — They’re Arriving!

This is a much happier post to write about Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks. A while back, I mentioned that there was a problem getting the books out to e-tailers and retailers, especially in Canada. Well, good news. They've arrived! This is a shot of them arriving in a local brick-and-mortar up here in Canada, … Continue reading An Update on the Availability of Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks — They’re Arriving!

Sunday Shorts—Excerpts from the Personal Journal of Dr. V. Frankenstein, MD, Department of Pathology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital by Alex Acks

I do love a re-telling, and this one, by Alex Acks, takes Victor Frankenstein and nudges the tale forward to take place during the 1960's through to the 1980's. Conceptually, this changes a few key pieces: the involvement of funding, the NIH, and academic politics, but where this story from We Shall Be Monsters really … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Excerpts from the Personal Journal of Dr. V. Frankenstein, MD, Department of Pathology, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital by Alex Acks