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All Our Wrong Todays (Elan Mastai)

I’ve read a lot of time travel novels and short stories in my time. I’ve even watched plenty of time travel movies and TV shows. I’m sure you have as well–this subject has been fertile ground for creative types going back to H.G. 797 more words

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A potent mash-up of contemporary history, Greek mythology, Caribbean Santería, and queer eroticism-Review by Lambda Literary

Alan Lessik’s The Troubleseeker is an audacious debut novel.  No less a figure than Caesar Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus Buccellanus Augustus (better known to us as the Roman Emperor Hadrian) narrates this tale. 549 more words

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"George Saunders: What writers really do when they write."

If George Saunders is a word, I am a letter. Here, he waxes enthused about Lincoln in the Bardo, his new and first novel.

What Writers Really Do

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The Troubleseeker: a Stunningly Creative Novel-Gay & Lesbian Review

“This stunningly creative novel, The Troubleseeker…with its accessible writing, a compelling central character, and a fascinating blend of languages and cultures, …is a powerful first novel.” 646 more words

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The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

I’ve seen mixed reviews of this book, but I really liked it.  Chang gives us a screwed-up family on a road trip, but she makes their story sympathetic, clever and at times funny.  879 more words

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

I found this to be a thoughtful and entertaining take on the time travel story.  Time travel stories have plenty of tropes, and it seems like most of it’s been done before.  783 more words

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Our Queer Art Interview

Interview in My Queer Art

ALAN LESSIK, SAN FRANCISCO WRITER, INTERVIEW

What is your name?
Alan Lessik

Where are you from?
San Francisco

What kind of work do you create? 827 more words

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