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Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Secretly" - A Vintage Montage Of Guys Together. MJS posted this romantic video, with music by Jimmie Rodgers and black and white photography of men embracing.
Angie Smibert, a member of the YA writing group The League of Extraordinary Writers, posted the blog entry Gay Teens in YA Science Fiction and Fantasy. The entry examines gay-positive depictions in sf/f and asks about others.

According to the their statement, “The League of Extraordinary Writers is a group of debut YA authors who write science fiction and dystopian works. The five of us have works that run the gamut of near-future mind control to far-future space travel, but they do have one thing in common: a future where the Earth we know now is twisted, gone.”
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

On Feb. 17, Hero author Perry Moore passed away from an apparent overdose of pain medication. Moore also produced the Narnia movies; details about his projects appear at MovieWeb and doorQ.

The novel Hero involves a gay teen who joins a group of superheroes. I had written an extremely brief review of Hero, which follows.

I grew up loving DC Comics superheroes, so I enjoyed the many nods to them here. Hero pokes a little fun while playing homage, but it also explores the "secret life" themes in engaging ways.