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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Andrew O’Day explores the gay themes of Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure within Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States, a scholarly collection that Emmanuel S. Nelson edited. The publisher’s description of that book follows.

In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts.

"Edited by Nelson (English, SUNY Cortland), this two-volume set presents over 300 signed entries authored by over 125 authors, professors, graduate students, librarians, and professionals from across the United States. The articles cover topics of relevance to the field of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered/queer (LGBTQ) literature such as AIDS, seminal texts like Angels in America, and a large number of articles on mainly contemporary authors. ... Bottom Line: Geared toward high school, college, and scholarly research users, this work is free of bias, focusing on LGBTQ topics as equally as the materials enable. Recommended for all academic and high school libraries."

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Videos for my books are receiving heavy viewing, especially at YouTube. All of my books include gay themes or characters.

Gay Love Poem has received more than 100,000 views at YouTube, while Gay Pride has received more than 13,220 views there. Both videos serve as book trailers for my book Holding Me Together.

Science Fiction has received more than 1100 views at YouTube, while Gay Science Fiction has received more than 4500. Those videos promote my novel Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.

The video for The Acorn Stories has received more than 370 views, the video for The Acorn Gathering has received over 780, and the video for The Return of Innocence has received more than 580. These numbers only represent YouTube, and not the other places where the videos appear.