Women in Queer SFF: Interview with Amanda Foody!

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We’re halfway through September, which means we’re halfway through our month dedicated to celebrating Women in Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy!

Today we’re highlighting new author Amanda Foody, whose recent release, Daughter of the Burning City, is a darkly whimsical fantasy set in a traveling circus, and who has the talent to create realistic illusions of people… illusions which are somehow being murdered.

I sat down with Amanda at San Diego Comic Con, to ask her all about this incredible book, and about what’s coming up next for her!

So welcome, Amanda! 

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Trans Book Month: Trans + Ace-spectrum Characters in Fiction

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Over the weekend we got a message from one of our readers, Will, asking for some help finding books to read:

Hi there! Do you happen to know of any books/stories with a trans MC (nb or genderqueer included) who is on the ace spectrum? I’ve been looking for ages and have not had a ton of luck finding that particular intersection.

I’m ashamed to admit that I could only think of one or two books off the top of my head. But with the help of some excellent folks on Twitter, I’m excited to share with you a list of trans + ace-spectrum books for your reading pleasure!

  • “Assassins: Nemesis” by Erica Cameron. YA. Has an MC that’s intersex and NB + ace-spectrum. (Goodreads)
  • “The Traitor’s Tunnel” by CM Spivey. Fantasy. Character is pan-romantic asexual and trans. (Goodreads)
  • “Chamelon Moon” by RoAnna Sylver. SciFi. Both trans & ace rep, as well as an NB-ace character, and an agender-ace character. (Goodreads)
  • “Swansea” by Elliott Junkyard (Sweet Revenge #1). SFF. Airship pirates, serial, one of the MCs is grey-ace and trans! (Goodreads)
  • “Terminal” by AM Blaushild. Urban Fantasy. Online web serial (FREE!!) with an NB, asexual, and grey-romantic protagonist. (Website / AO3)
  • “Iwunen Intersteller Investigations” by Bogi Takács. SciFi. Webseries, two NB leads who are demisexual. (Website)
  • “No More Heroes” by Michelle Kan. Urban Fantasy. AroAce, genderfluid MC, POC (Cantonese) (Goodreads)
  • “Mr. March Names the Stars” by Rivka Aarons-Hughes. Contemporary. Ace MC, and ace-trans love interest. (Goodreads)
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Can you think of any others that we can add to this list? Drop us a comment and let us know! (Goodreads/website links welcome.)