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Friday, August 25, 2006

Music, Another Gay Movie, Another Gay Science Fiction Novel.

Please visit this new page: Music Reviews.

Watch This Week In Texas for my review of the racy comedy Another Gay Movie.

If you don’t want to read about gays or people of color, you won’t like the revised, second edition of Degranon. Though it takes place on other worlds, all the characters are people we might call Native American, African American, Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern. Some of them are also gay. In fact, you could call it a gay science fiction novel. For the revised, second edition, I rewrote three of the main characters as gay men, gave a larger role to a lesbian police officer (known as a “Maintainer”), and further explored the “closet” metaphor that appeared in the first edition. Degranon deals with themes of diversity, censorship, and religious violence. It takes place in an alternate dimension, with some of our prejudices and other problems looked at from unusual angles. More importantly for most scifi fans, though, it delivers fast-paced adventure and constant twists.

Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure

By Duane Simolke