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10 Diverse Queer Fantasy & Sci-fi Books

It’s hard to ignore the fact that, historically, the genres of sci-fi and fantasy have been dominated by straight, white men, with a few notable exceptions. Over the past few years, however, there has been a colourful shift to queer fantasy and sci-fi books, and books of that genre written by incredible women and authors …

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11 Essential Dutch Novels (in Translation)

Dutch literature has a great legacy behind it, but contemporary Dutch novels also stand out with their radical and political themes. When looking at modern European literature in translation, English language readers often celebrate novels from French and German, but Dutch has a habit of being overlooked. Must-Read Dutch Novels Here are some of the …

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12 Exciting Contemporary Queer Poetry Collections

Queer poetry explores so many different facets of the human experience. From trauma and self-hatred to happy marriages and messy break-ups. From retellings of folk tales to sci-fi poetry as a metaphor for the queer experience; from punk and angry voices to warming, soothing comfort food — everything that can be felt is felt here. …

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14 Best Modern Sci-fi Novels to Read Now

During the 21st Century, we’ve seen the genre of science fiction expand and evolve in exciting new ways. Authors are pushing boundaries, blending genres, revisiting classic themes with fresh eyes and perspectives. There’s so much to be excited about when it comes to modern sci-fi novels. Essential Modern Sci-fi Novels Whether you’re an aficionado of …

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10 Essential Modern Mexican Novels

Mexico is one of the great literary nations of the world; home to some of the most celebrated poets and novelists of all time. Here, rather than focus on the classics and the poetry, we’re celebrating the finest modern Mexican novels by the best contemporary Mexican authors. The Best Modern Mexican Novels If you want …

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17 Best Agatha Christie Books (Ranked)

Agatha Christie wrote a lot of books, all while pushing the boundaries of genre and setting. She remains the queen of the murder mystery, but her novels also breach territories like the gothic, noir, and romantic genres. Labelling the best Agatha Christie books is a challenge for this reason, and no two people will ever …

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13 Must-Read Sapphic & Lesbian Novels

Lesbian authors are paving the way when it comes to genre and boundary pushing, writing dark and toxic love stories and unlikeable women protagonists. When looking at lesbian novels and the art put out by lesbian authors, you see the darkest kinds of gothic fiction, as well as the brightest dedications to love and kindness. …

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13 Incredible Icelandic Books in Translation

Iceland is a nation celebrated the world over for its history of storytelling. Narratives and folk tales run deep in Iceland, so it’s no surprise that Icelandic books are some of the very best. Thanks to feminist Icelandic authors like Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and Nobel Prize winners like Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s literary legacy is strong …

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12 Essential Historical Manga to Read Now

Historical fiction is a genre that provides readers with fun from all angles, and that is especially true for historical manga. The genre is like a partially-painted canvas that comes already detailed with lore and language and aesthetics (architecture, costumes, inventions, traditions, and more). But using that canvas, authors and creators can layer whatever they …

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