GlitterShip Year Two

Edited by Keffy R.M. Kehrli. CreateSpace, $17.95 trade paper (398p) ISBN 978-1-974227-67-9
A joyful cry of defiance in the face of oppression, the second annual anthology of works published in the online magazine and podcast GlitterShip celebrates the whole rainbow of queer narratives, even when they hurt. Though this powerful collection’s disparate settings range across time and space, their central theme is overwhelmingly one of love. Bogi Takács’s “The Need for Overwhelming Sensation” is a tender, intimate peek into a universe where faster-than-light drives run on pain. Robin M. Eames’s “The Little Dream” is utterly relatable despite its superpowered content, celebrating the strength of friendship, hope, and small acts of defiance. Nicole Kimberling’s “Oh, Give Me a Home” takes cowboy love, adds adorable robots, and flings the results onto the surface of a distant planet. Rose Lemberg’s “How to Remember to Forget to Remember the Old War” is a gut-punching exploration of PTSD, forgiveness, and belonging, while Aimee Ogden’s “The Pond” will tear the heart of any parent in half. On the lighter side, Cat Rambo’s “The Subtler Art” pits a wizard against an assassin in clever competition, and Agatha Tan’s “For She Is the Stars, and the Sun Revolves Around Her” wonders what happens when your girlfriend is also your archnemesis. These brilliant morsels will delight readers both under and outside of the LGBTQ umbrella. (BookLife)
Reviewed on : 01/25/2019
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
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