1. Polyboy says

    “The Steel Remains” and its sequel, “The Cold Commands.”

    It’s fantasy-noir; Two of the three main POV characters are LGBT, neither are overtly sterotypica, all are culturally alien or alienated. And all three are exceedingly, unrepentantly violent.

    The third book is due soon (well soon in publishing time). I like the series. I especially like that, of the three, the main character, Ringil Eskiath, is gay, loves men, and has no agnst about it.

    He has a lot of bad memories, because people suck, but he isn’t wondering “why is this happening to me.” He has his sword, his fists, and his cynicism, and the tattered remains of a code of honor that he wraps himself in to bludgeon his way through an honorless society.

  2. J.P. says

    Loved “Songs for the New Depression” by Kergan Edwards-Stout. I got turned on to it by a friend–laughed and cried the entire read. Keep the reviews coming!

  3. Nanuq says

    Uh, Andy, there’s something missing in the list of reviews … oh, wait, just HALF the population! Not a single review of anything by a lesbian writer.

    I know some of you are allergic, but some of us dykes do occasionally read this blog (skipping the many varieties of beefcake in order to do so).

    Please try harder to find a lit-dyke to review dyke-lit.

  4. says

    What I would like to see is more LGBT novels actually sold in bookstores. I don’t know about everyone else but there are a few bookstores in the local cities and none of them carry actual LGBT literature. Barnes & Noble in Florence has a Gay & Lesbian section, which is incredibly small and the books are either written about a time pre 1980s, or something weird like The Joys of Gay Sex. There aren’t any real novels. If I want an actual novel or series I have to find it online.

  5. says

    “Elana Dykewomon?” She brandishes this outrageous moniker, and I bet nobody bats an eye. Wonder what the reaction would be if a Black writer called herself “Beulah N*gger B*tch”? LGBT folk nowadays have some hella strange ways of expressing pride. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d mistake it for internalized heterosexism.

  6. says

    E. Lynn Harris – Invisible Life & Just As I Am

    Ethan Mordden – How Long Has This Been Going On?, The Venice Adriana, and the 5-part Buddies’ Cycle of novels. they changed my life, they’re so amazing.

    and of course, Edmund White, Holleran, Maupin, Lorde, Walker, Vidal :-)

  7. Jem (truly outrageous) says

    When I saw lgbt authors, the first person I thought of was Christopher Bram. He has produced amazing work.