In Our Own Worlds

Four LGBTQ+ Tor. com Novellas

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Margaret Killjoy, Ellen Klages, Kai Ashante Wilson, Neon Yang: In Our Own Worlds (2018, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom)

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Published Sept. 26, 2018 by Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom.

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4 stars (2 reviews)

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Review of 'In Our Own Worlds' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Awesome collection of novellas.

Killjoy's and Yang's stories are really lovely and Klages's Passing Strange is among the most beautiful pieces I've ever read. I didn't like Wilson's story, but for reasons that are spoilers — it's very well written and the world he conjures is rich and detailed, I just didn't like an aspect of the plot.

I'll review each novella separately, on their own pages, and link then here once I have done.

Review of 'In Our Own Worlds' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Thanks to, I’ve been on a free sci-fi novella kick. This book added four more to the 9 I’ve read this past year or so. In addition, I’ve been aiming for a wider diversity of SF authors, so I’ve been reading Chinese sci-fi, Africanfuturism, and now this set with LGBT protagonists. The current collection is a pretty fun range. Here’s the short overview: one preachy, but fun punk horror story--the most political (Killjoy); one charming and loosely magical realist piece set it San Francisco--the most historical (Klages); one richly detailed diachronic saga--the most anthropological (Wilson); and one Asian-influenced empire fantasy, with ambiguous pronouns and great world building--the most sociological (Yang). (For the latter, I suggest that if you want to sell readers on singular "they", you not have twin protagonists! That said, I sought out and enjoyed the rest of the trilogy.) Altogether, a great set of new authors …


  • Fiction, fantasy, epic