Friday, May 31, 2013
Queers Dig Time Lords
Mad Norwegian Press' Queers Dig Time Lords came out last week. I picked up a copy after work last Friday over at Uncle Hugo's. (They are a fantastic local SF bookstore. And they do mail order. Check them out.)
We think this book is a winner. I am just in the flip-through-the-book stage of reading it, but what sold me in the bookstore was seeing that Hal Duncan, the author of Vellum, had an essay. (Vellum, in case you haven't read it, combines Tolkien's Hobbits, Moorcock's multiverse, the Red Clydeside socialist revolution, Matthew Shepard, and the Epic of Gilgamesh together into a dense multilayered narrative. Best book I have ever read. And if you haven't viewed his "It Gets Better" video for queer youth, you haven't started living yet.
Great essays by both fans and authors you will recognize, including Tanya Huff, Melissa Scott, Gary Russell, Amal El-Mohtar, Rachel Swirsky, and the Twin Cities Gaylaxian Jason Tucker.