Inception - Eames Arthur and Girl!Eames

TERF Wars by Dharma Kelleher

TERF Wars by Dharma Kelleher was awesome! Bounty hunter Jinx Ballou must catch a TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist).

I was aware this was a Book 4, but I couldn't resist the title. I enjoyed it a lot, so I'll catch up with the beginning of the series in the near future.

Most of the book was action-packed, but there was also cool content like Jinx going to a convention and doing cosplay.

Jinx is a trans woman. There are other trans women, a non-binary character, minor m/m and f/f. There are a number of POC, as well as a woman with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Content warnings: [Spoilerish]transphobia, murder of a Black trans woman, rape attempt (unrelated to Jinx being trans)
Without Reservations - Chay and Keaton

Edge of the Woods by Jules Kelley

Edge of the Woods by Jules Kelley was great! ^__^ Haley is the alpha of her pack. Leland is the new sheriff's deputy and doesn't know about werewolves. Diego just got attacked and turned.

Yay for a new werewolf series! I already love the characters and the plot is good. If you're overwhelmed by the length of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs, this series is just starting.

This is bi m/f (as in they're both bi). As for Diego, he's gay and there's a love interest in sight. ^^ There's also a trans female character.
Sense8 - Nomi and Amanita

The Hellion's Waltz by Olivia Waite

The Hellion's Waltz by Olivia Waite was a lot of fun. It's the latest Feminine Pursuits novel. Sophie plays and teaches the piano. Maddie makes ribbons and leads the weavers' society.

In addition to all the fascinating professional details that can be found in this series, this tome has a Leverage-style swindle. :D It can be read on its own, if you're in it for the Be Gay, Do Crimes trope.

There's major f/f, as well as background f/f/m (not the same ladies).
Star Trek - Kirk and Spock

The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird was excellent and kept me on the edge of my seat. A pandemic kills most of men (of the cis variety, as well as trans women).

This novel was actually written before Covid, but of course it feels very real. I had a great time watching the movie Locked Down, but I know it made some of you anxious. If that was the case, this book is clearly not for you. I thought it was fascinating to see how many things the author had gotten right, as well as the few things she had gotten wrong. For example, hairdressers have a hard time finding clients during this pandemic, when IRL some people were obsessed with the idea of going back to the hairdresser's.

I have other novels with planets of mostly or only women, as it's a mini-trope of lesbian sci-fi (I especially recommend Ammonite by Nicola Griffith, which starts briefly with hard sci-fi, then switches to science fantasy). I would call The End of Men feminist, but not queer. Still, there are a bunch of POV characters (I could have done with fewer Catherine chapters...) and some of them are LGBT. Lisa is married to Margot from before the pandemic. Afterwards, Briony creates a female-only dating app that becomes a huge success and Mariana gets married to Jenny. Life is tough for gay men, who have become a micro-minority, and for trans people, since the pandemic is based on genes, not gender.

Content warning: several mentions of high suicide rates

A big thank you for the rec to justphoenix! :-)


The Japanese BL drama Given is available legally and for free on Crunchyroll. I won't watch it because I've already seen the anime (also on Crunchyroll), but I think it'll interest some of you.

Have a fun fanvid from the Chinese BL drama The Untamed! There are barely any spoilers, you can go ahead even if you haven't seen the show yet.
The Secret Circle - Diana Adam Cassie

Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer was brilliant. I found it even better than the first tome, Catfishing on CatNet.

In addition to AI CheshireCat and human girl Steph, there's now a third protagonist, human girl Nell. They investigate apparently unrelated events that might actually all be caused by another AI. It's a really well-developed plot.

Both Steph and Nell have girlfriends. Nell lives with her father, her stepmother, her father's girlfriend and her stepmother's girlfriend. The latter also has another girlfriend. Basically, everyone has a girlfriend. :D
Without Reservations - Chay and Keaton

Major Grom: Plague Doctor + American Demon by Kim Harrison

Major Grom: Plague Doctor was great. Police major Igor Grom investigates a vigilante murderer.

This is the first Russian comics movie and it's distributed internationally by Netflix.

I've heard it's popular in the Russian slash fandom, but nobody seems to care about Dima/Igor/Yulia. ♥

There's a mid-credits scene and a post-credits one, so I hope there will be a sequel. Thanks for the rec to sabrina_il! :-)


American Demon by Kim Harrison was amazing! ^__^ It's back to The Hollows with Rachel and her friends, after the author spent a few years writing other books.

There's a good preface to remind us of the main facts. Though if you've never read this series, you need to start with Dead Witch Walking, not here.

This is one of my favourite urban fantasy series along with Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs. This one has minor f/f and polyamory, while Mercy Thompson has minor m/m.
Nobuta wo Produce - Shuji to Akira

A Man Who Defies the World of BL

A Man Who Defies the World of BL was such a funny and meta j-drama. ^__^ The protagonist finds out that he lives in a world of BL and tries to avoid getting a boyfriend.

This show has m/m all over the place. The protag plays matchmaker just so that other guys leave him alone. XD

There are only 4 episodes, which are available on Dailymotion (the subtitle menu is on the top right of the video).
HOB - Hua Cheng and Xie Lian

Fast & Furious 9 + Scarlet Dandelions: The Zither and the Sword by Fynn Chen

Fast & Furious 9 was awesome. This remains the best franchise in terms of POC representation.

My favourite parts:
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There's one mid-credits scene.


Scarlet Dandelions: The Zither and the Sword (what gorgeous cover art!) by Fynn Chen was absolutely lovely. <3 It's the story of two princesses in a fictitious medieval China.

Since I've recently watched several Asian BL shows, I was especially happy to run into this f/f novel for a change. There's also an f/f secondary pairing.


99¢ e-book sale from indie authors, until July 20th

Some are available on Amazon, others are on different websites. I hope you guys find something to your liking.
Inception - Eames Arthur and Girl!Eames

Comment je suis devenu super-héros + Elite minisodes

Comment je suis devenu super-héros (How I became a superhero) was really great. ^__^ Moreau is the cop in charge of supercriminality. There's a new drug that gives people superpowers.

This is the first French superhero movie and it's distributed by Netflix.

Benoît Poelvoorde, a famous Belgian actor, is in this.

Moreau's new colleague asks him if he has a girlfriend, then if he has a boyfriend. See, Marvel, you don't have to wait for 22 movies to introduce the existence of LGBT people in your universe...

The ending song, Super-bien by Oxmo Puccino & Nemir, mentions Son Goku (the Dragon Ball Z version).


The Elite minisodes were all right, but not as good as the main series.

They were quite unpractical to watch, Netflix should have put all of them in 1 set of 12 instead of 4 sets of 3.

Each set of 3 lasts 35-45 minutes. If you only watch one set, I recommend "Guzmán Caye Rebe", which is super fun and the only one not about saying good bye.