July 5th, 2015


FREE BOOKS: LGBTTIQQ2SA graphic novels and other works

If multiple people want any of these, I'll flip a coin. Usually I give priority to those close to southern Ontario to save on postage costs, but this time priority goes to any LGBTTIQQ2SA folk who are lacking in such material, due to geographical, social, or other restrictions.

7 Miles a Second - multiple artists - hardcover - graphic novel of the journal of artist David Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1992. Disturbing and bizzare imagery of street hustling and drug use.

Qu33r - edited by Rob Kirby - over 240 pages of comics and graphic art by LGBTTIQQ2SA artists. Softcover.

Dancin' Nekkid with the Angels - Howard Cruise - comics about LGBT life in the 1980s and 1990s.

Transposes - by Dylan Edwards, with foreward Alison Bechdel - graphic novel with slices of life about six different transmen. Softcover

Wild Mouse - by Derek McCormick and Chris Chambers - chapbook with stories and poetry with an LGBT focus.

Streeters - by Rick Mercer - rants and raves from the CBC show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" by famous ranter (and high-profile gay Canadian hottie and role model) Rick Mercer. Softcover.

Light - by Nathan Burgoine - science fiction about a gay psychokinetic telepath in Toronto who can make rainbows. Softcover.

Anything That Moves - edited by Charles "Zan" Christensen - comics by various artists about bi people.

FREE BOOKS: Newly-released science fiction

If multiple people want these, I'll flip a coin. Priority goes to LJ friends near Southern Ontario, due to the cost of postage.

Dave vs. The Monsters: Emergence, by John Birmingham. An oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico punches through into caverns full of orc-like creatures that find humans tasty. A drug-addled, hard-drinking oversexed aggressively heterosexual oil rig worker and his trusty wood - splitting maul becomes the champion of humanity. Released May 2015. Paperback.

The Deep, by Nick Cutter. A parasitic aquatic organism found at the bottom of the Challenger Deep may be a cure for an Alzheimers - like pandemic. Released January 2015. Trade paperback.

Tomorrow War, by J.L. Bourne. Unlike the author's other books, this does not involve zombies. A Greek-like financial crisis hits the US. The government responds by imposing martial law, but hire biker gangs with drones and MRAPs to impose its will rather than use the police or military, as they have all quit their well-paying government jobs in a time of financial crisis to spend time with their families. Residents of Arkansas have fun blowing up government forces. Hardcover. Released June 2015. Good on the details, but the worldbuilding was more plausible when zombies were involved.


Labour of Love - Doug Wilson, based on characters by Peter McGehee. Gay domestic comedy in the middle of the AIDS crisis in Toronto. Hardcover.

She of the Mountains - Vivek Shraya. Hindu mythology mixed with growing up gay in Canada. Softcover.

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity. Robert Beachy. Berlin from the 1850s to the 1930s was a (somewhat) safe zone where LGBTTIQQ2SA culture could develop. Hardcover. 2014.

Giving It Raw: Nearly 30 Years with AIDS. Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco. A gay man heavily influenced by 1980s lesbian identity politics tells about his life in Chile, the US, and Canada while living with AIDS. Softcover.

A Not So Gay World: the frank, inside story of what it is like to be a homosexual in Canada. Published in 1972. Marion Foster and Kent Murray. Slices of life and interviews from LG people more than forty years ago. Hardcover.

The Canadian War on Queers, by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile. Well-researched book on how the RCMP and CSIS used harassment, blackmail, wiretapping, threats, and violence to hunt down and persecute LGBTTIQQ2SA civil servants and military personnel from the 1950s to the early 21st century. Note: I was interviewed by a CSIS officer about five years ago about my ex, and was appalled by the racism and homophobia shown by the questions.