Lethe Press

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Lethe Press is an independent publishing house specializing in speculative fiction, books of gay interest, poetry, spirituality, as well as classic works of the occult & supernatural. Named after the Greek river of memory and forgetfulness, Lethe Press is devoted to ideas that are often neglected or forgotten by mainstream publishers. Founded in 2001 by author Steve Berman, Lethe Press has grown steadily in its first few years. Our books have been finalists for, and in cases won, such awards as the Andre Norton, Gaylactic Spectrum, Golden Crown Literary, and Lambda Literary Awards. Our anthologies have featured the works of many acclaimed and New York Times best-selling authors.

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Hollywood
Pre-release—available March 8, 2024. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 25,100. Language: English. Published by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Hoping to escape the drama back home, twenty-something Ophelia arrives by elevated train in a densely packed neighborhood of a nameless Midwestern city. Ophelia is drawn into a crowd of artistic post-college kids in the apartment building. The most intriguing of her neighbors is another young woman named Clyde, whose energy is infectious. But this new life is a sink-or-swim dilemma for Ophelia.
The Dancing Bears: Queer Fables for the End Times
Pre-release—available March 8, 2024. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The Dancing Bears showcases eleven darkly speculative tales of the queer and uncanny from talented author Rob Costello. This debut collection features young queer characters grappling with love and desire in a heartless world hurtling toward the abyss.
Next of Kin
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 44,130. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2024 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
American Psycho meets Romeo and Juliet, and this satirical horrormance will have you rooting for the bad guy as he makes space in his heart for something more. Even if that something proves to be his undoing. Everybody needs someone to come home to, and what is life without family? The family you choose is the one you deserve.
Lost in the Archive: Speculative Stories
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 82,140. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2024 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Stories as historical oddities, some set in parallel pasts, and others are excursions into the daunting near future, as these tales written by E. Saxey. "The collection delivers wonderfully distinct narrative voices and a vast array of speculative ideas ... Saxey is a writer to watch." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
Cryptopolis and Other Stories
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 121,060. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2024 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Acclaimed horror author has been bound in bytes, his work digitized under one imaginary cover, with these short stories of the weirdest of tales. Black magic? A church worshipping appliances? Tattoos piling all over your skin. These tales demand a read, and you want to give in, don't you?
His Salt and Her Flower
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » LGBTQ+
A personal navigation of bisexuality that intertwines internalized expectations and external system pressures, His Salt and Her Flowers is an undefinable existence of being, that struggle to understand the world's way to finding their voice through the poetry of a brave new talent. Every poem is an expression of brutal and radical honesty.
Brute: Stories of Dark Desire, Masculinity, & Rough Trade
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 90,080. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The allure of trouble is the forbidden fruit at the finale and the pleasure of abandoning good judgment for this win. And one of the enticing pursuits for us sodomites is rough trade, young or old men who could answer one wrong move on your part with violence. These stories are a collection of some things old, some things new, somethings scary, and somethings to leave you black and blue.
Monstrous Alterations
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
In this new collection from Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Christopher Barzak, discover stories where fairy tales, gothic narratives, and classic monster stories are transformed into new wonders. From the Brothers Grimm to Kafka, Barzak imaginatively traverses the history of the dark and the fantastic and returns with new tales for an ever-changing world.
Weather and Beasts and Growing Things
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In 2079, Stevven Pane (they/them) operates an unsanctioned GreenRoof, an urban garden atop a condemned apartment on the coast of South Carolina. On the run from the authorities, Stevven takes what might be humanity's best hope of escaping dystopia: BluBerry, a sentient plant.
Where You Linger & Other Stories
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Journey to the liminal space with acclaimed author Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam where interconnected stories span from past to future among the dead and the living.
Riot Son
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 69,860. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In an unnamed American city during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, two people meet in a cloud of tear gas, and experience love during COVID-19. Riot Son weaves real-life news events from one turbulent summer with a gay romance for the ages.
To Refrain from Embracing
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 150,020. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
To Refrain From Embracing is an immersive, naturalistic, and sometimes darkly comedic exploration of a Canadian family pushed up against personal and societal precepts of class, race, and sexuality.
The Helios Syndrome
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 31,210. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When Devin Stacy, a freelance necromancer, though the National Transportation Safety Board considers him an insightful contingency communication specialist, investigates a plane gone missing under weird circumstances, he finds himself haunted by a dead pilot. Vivian Shaw's new novella offers thrills and chills, cinematic and necromantic.
Voice of the Stranger
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 80,080. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Folk tales, legends, even a holiday, all become strange and eerie thanks to Eric Schaller's imagination.
American Scholar
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Rapidly shifting between the late 1980s, when AIDS cut a deadly swath through the gay community, and the dawn of the Trump era, where social media and political polarization threaten another kind of death sentence, American Scholar tells the story of a man driven to discover but afraid to know the truth about himself and his loves past and present.
I Never Liked You Anyway
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Transgender
Clever and brutal and hilarious, Kurella's novella is a mythic read. Eurydice is dead, and there's no rest in the Afterlife. The place is filled with classes like Hauntings and Threads of Fate. When Eurydice was alive, she tried to find her voice, while creating a suite of destruction that eventually led her to, well, being dead. But her terrible boyfriend is coming to look for her.
So Quick Bright Things Come to Confusion
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 25,140. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2023 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When exo-geologist James Blackthorne volunteers to survey a newly-discovered planet, he finds himself fascinated by Aveliin, a member of the indigenous Zil. Their developing relationship makes So Quick Bright Things Come to Confusion a deep space, post-colonial love story with a shocking ending.
Fear Itself
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 65,040. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Canadian author James K. Moran's debut collection of dark fiction offers fantasy, sci-fi, and horror shot through with hope and friendship.
Fit for Duty
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 86,690. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Army Psychiatrist Jennifer Stevens struggles to find answers when someone close to her dies violently after a rescue mission. oon she begins to suspect that her efforts to help traumatized soldiers by following military protocols may be inflicting more harm than good in dictating a quick return to duty.
Shirts and Skins
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
As a young boy, Josh plots an escape for a better life far from the steel mills that lined the bay. But fate has other plans and Josh discovers his life in Toronto is just as fraught with as many insecurities and missteps as his youth and he soon learns that no matter how far away he might run, he will never be able to leave his hometown behind.
The Girl Who Outgrew the World
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 40,310. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
When precocious Lilly, an eleven-year-old, undergoes an inexplicable and startling growth spurt, her father and doctors decide to take drastic action to curb what they see as a dangerous development. Faced with condescending treatment and cruelty, Lilly escapes and embarks on a journey to discover her true self.
A History of the Defeated
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 44,750. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Stripped of family, increasingly at odds with his own drug-altered body and mind, Amur lives by the sea, where he hones his fighting skills and contemplates revenge against his former lover. He enlists the aid of a magical hound, hoping to pit her against his enemy. But loyalties will be tested before Amur can face Dorone once more.
Blood on His Hands: A Vampire Erotica Anthology
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 54,300. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
This is a book of men and monsters who find themselves captivated by one another in the night. With the taste of skin and sweat and, yes, blood, on their lips, kisses that are pained and painful, and bodies left to cool on the sheets like spent seed.
Fit for Consumption: Stories Both Queer and Horrifying
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 64,920. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Horror » General
These are thirteen stories of men facing strange appetites within their own physicality, within a lover or, perhaps, a stranger's hungers. "Entertaining tales of the macabre, sure to cause shivers and indigestion." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Kindly Ones
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 123,000. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the aftermath of a disaster, two families seek shelter. Mindful of myths and fairytales, the forest that encircles the village is a dark and menacing environment, inhabited by unknown beasts that represent the dangers that lurk beyond the edges of civilization.
Burly Tales: Fairy Tales for the Hirsute and Hefty Gay Man
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 73,690. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Run away with us to enchanted woods, where the cubs and bears are not going to eat you (not without informed, enthusiastic consent), where no one will judge if you take up residence in a house with seven bearded men and only one bed, and where if you fall in love with a large, hairy man with a forbidding castle and a well-stocked library, he'll still be that way after you kiss him.
Beneath a Pale Sky
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 89,540. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
LFracassi's newest collection of chilling fiction will delight fans of cosmic horror, who have much to sup on in these eight tales. The supernatural intrudes upon a wedding; a pier becomes the site of tragedy; a collapsed building is only the start of the nightmare for those trapped in the ruins; a scientist who makes the discovery of the century but may doom mankind.
One Man's Trash
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 49,290. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Seeking solace in queer lives and landscapes, these fables of loneliness, love and liminality delight in disgust, discover joy in daily junk, and create wild unexpected treasures from the most unusual of leftovers. Ryan Vance's debut collection is a marvelous exploration of queer magic realism.
Vintage: 13th Anniversary Edition
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 62,010. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
One night, on a lonely highway, a teenager meets the boy of his dreams dressed in vintage clothing. When the boy vanishes, the teenager discovers he’s encountered the local legend, the a ghost who died four decades earlier and has haunted that road ever since. Curious and smitten, the next evening the teen returns with his best friend. So begins one of the eeriest romances told for gay teens.
Underworld Dreams
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 83,790. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Underworld Dreams is Daniel Braum’s third short story collection of genre transcending, strange stories full of tension between the supernatural and psychological. Within the pages Braum’s multi-dimensional characters face dark underworlds and strange experiences that illuminate the human condition and world (we think) we know.
The Walls of Sparta
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 162,910. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
A new rendition of an ancient story written with insights into Sparta's martial culture and its use of the agoge, the institution that raised young men to be elite warriors often amid the exchange of amorous same-sex experiences. Eros between men fascinates this king—his own lover puts him on the throne. But the king finds himself tempted by the young men in orbit around the throne.
Behold the Void
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Behold the Void is a collection of nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980's and the stylistic prose of today's literary giants.
Lance & Leo
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Cody Montrose is about to lose his virginity during a one-night (more accurately a one-hour) stand in a seedy motel when the hookup is interrupted by three men from the future abduct him. His captors reveal that mankind will soon be extinct because of the mutated HIV virus. But perhaps a risky plan to send the ideal test subject back in time to the year 1983 and the golden era of gay porn films.
Jesus & John: A Novel
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Jesus and John is a gay, Weird re-imagining of the New Testament as a novel of allegorical horror.Incorporating Christian Gnosticism, Pagan dreams, and a contemporary will toward queer disruption, Adam McOmber's new novel tells a powerful story of devotion as the apostle John follows the risen body of Yeshua to a strange house in Rome.
Tormented Virgin
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2019 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Keefauver's Tormented Virgin is one of a thousand of pulp novels that sought to entice readers with a salacious story. The novel follows Gene through his romance with the young and attractive Faye, as well as his attraction to Mickey--the lesbian who is attempting to seduce Faye--and also Mark, his own best friend. This confusion of gender and attraction creates a subversively queer milieu.
THCock: Stoner Boys
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 59,120. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2019 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
It's 4:20 somewhere in the world and that means two boys are lighting up a joint, a pipe, a bong, or munching on some cannibas-laced browners as you read this. And under the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, those guys experience a loss of inhibition, a feeling of elation, and a distorted sense of time. And for readers of this. the drug can heighten imagination of those boy's hormones.
Gay A Day
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 78,170. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » LGBTQ+, Nonfiction » LGBTQ+ » Biographies
From pirates, politicians, and pornographers to starlets, serial killers, and saints, Gay a Day showcases a multicultural mosaic of real-life stories. Each day features the biography of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex person of note: their accomplishments, their loves, their tragedies, and their times.
Transcendent 3: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Series: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 93,510. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Editor Takács has assembled a wide range of non-cis experiences: from an intergalactic art heist to the everyday life of a trans woman through the lens of horror movies; non-binary parenting in the far future, to a unique method of traveling back to the past. Steampunk, ghosts, even deities, all can be found in these stories that show how transness can relate to and subvert so many themes.
Gents: Steamy Stories From the Age of Steam
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 113,520. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Twenty gay erotic tales (most original to this volume) set in the good old naughty days of the Victorian era. Return to an era of foggy back alleys and Macassar oil in every man's hair. readers will take delight in following the trysts of 19th century noblemen, servants, and rakes. Includes tales from authentic male prostitutes of the era!
Wilde Stories 2018: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 103,420. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This book offers the best gay-themed stories of the strange, uncanny, and fantastical is out! Turn a page and walk the halls of a library shelved with every book never completed by authors before they passed away, a fish grants a young man wishes without ever explaining their true cost, ghosts relive their erotic past, Captain Hook and the Greek god Pan finally meet, and even Oscar Wilde himself.
Forget the Sleepless Shores: Stories
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 101,560. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
In Forget the Sleepless Shores readers should expect to be captivated by many ghosts and spirits who inhabit brine, some from tears of heartache and loss, some from strange bodies of water, not necessarily found on the map but definitely discovered through charting a course though the perilous straits of author Sonya Taaffe's imagination, which is eerie and queer (by every definition of the word).
The Dissolution of Small Worlds
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 82,910. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Eerie and unnerving events are welcome reads for horror and weird fiction aficionados, and Kurt Fawver's collection delivers: a group of work-study students grow obsessed with a particular, otherworldly room at the university library; a monster's mother wants her to assume a traditional life; and a mysterious calling haunts an elderly man at a nursing home.
Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Series: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The best work of genderqueer stories of the fantastical, stranger, horrific, and weird published the prior year. Featuring stories by Merc Rustad, Jeanne Thornton, Brit Mandelo, and others, this anthology offers time-honored tropes of the genre--from genetic manipulation to zombies, portal fantasy to haunts--but told from a perspective that breaks the rigidity of gender and sexuality.
Acres of Perhaps: Stories and Episodes
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 49,480. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Acres of Perhaps collects acclaimed weird fiction writer Will Ludwigsen's recent & most heartfelt stories; these are tales that delve into what crime means, could a person live a different life than the one of the moment, what humanity can do about the big and small evils of the world...as well as inspired serial killers, haunted presidents, cursed lead figurines, and a weird 60s television show.
Pennsylvania Station
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 80,060. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
Manhattan, 1962. Frederick Bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets Curt, a vibrant, immature gay activist more than half his age, he is overtaken by passions he hasn’t felt in years, putting everything he cares about—his friends, his family, his career and reputation—at risk.
Susurrus on Mars
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 36,830. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This novella-length collection of Erehwynan Idylls offers readers an indulgent and weird agglomeration of randy boys and revelations, as the embodiment of a small breeze--actually the gene-spliced child of the gods Zephyros and Ares--flirts and seduces fleshlings on a terraformed future Mars. Hal Duncan's acclaimed style is an erudite retelling of Greek myth.
Insatiable
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 94,760. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Scotsman Derek Maclaine has fallen in love with his adopted West Virginia home and its burly native son, Matt Taylor. But a local mining company’s recent efforts to destroy the land spell an end to all that Matt holds dear. Derek happens to be an immortal, a creature of the night, a vampire who does not know satiety. After many years without equal, Derek believes stopping a corporation of weak men
His Seed: An Arboretum of Erotica
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Verdant virgins and lush lotharios await readers in this anthology of strange yet sensual stories about men and vegetation. Fantastical fronds cannot resist caressing warm flesh. Sylvan creatures of myth protecting the forest; botanical laboratory experiments run amok; and a veteran of the Mexican-American war finds himself entranced by an aesthete's poisonous garden. Lammy award winner!
Vanishing Point
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 79,750. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Angela's sense of self, of direction, is fraying. She finds herself lost, alone despite a calendar full of society events, charity meetings, shopping dates, and dinners her aloof husband expects her to attend. Her best friend is a flirt, but Angela only strays when she discovers a young drifter haunting the grounds of her house. The desire to be intimate threatens to suffocate in this novel.
So You Want to be a Robot and Other Stories
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gender? Sexuality? Old words unsuited for new consciousness. The twenty-one stories in this book challenge the imagination as only acclaimed author A. Merc Rustad can. Pages of robots and AIs constructing lives and exploring "humanity"; wasted worlds with monstrous cityhearts; assassins and the perils of enchanted labyrinths.
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Series

Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
An annual series that showcases the best of the prior year's transgender- and genderqueer-themed tales of the fantastical, the strange, and otherworldly.
Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Named after one of the pioneers of homoerotic fantasy, the Wilde Stories series offers readers the finest stories of the eerie, the strange, the fantastical, and the weird--all with gay male leads.

Books

Geezer Dyke and Other Stories of Bad Behavior
Pre-release—available April 17, 2024. Price: $5.00 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Thacker skillfully intertwines wit and sensitivity in her debut collection of quirky stories that traverse the realms of nostalgia and an ever-changing world for lesbians.

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Latest book: Insatiable.
Published October 23, 2017.