"Fun Home", by Alison Bechdel - A powerful graphic novel-memoir, Fun Home documents Bechdel's childhood experiences and coming-of-age as a woman and lesbian. At its center lies her heartbreaking relationship with her distant and closeted father, in a childhood presented as a "still life with children".

"Fun Home", by Alison Bechdel - A powerful graphic novel-memoir, Fun Home documents Bechdel's childhood experiences and coming-of-age as a woman and lesbian. At its center lies her heartbreaking relationship with her distant and closeted father, in a childhood presented as a "still life with children".

"Long Red Hair", by Meags Fitzgerald - In this graphic memoir, Fitzgerald paints a childhood full of sleepovers, playing dress-up, amateur fortune-telling and renting scary movies. Yet, Fitzgerald suspects that she is unlike her friends. The book navigates a child's struggle with averageness, a preteen's budding bisexuality and a young woman's return after rejection.

"Long Red Hair", by Meags Fitzgerald - In this graphic memoir, Fitzgerald paints a childhood full of sleepovers, playing dress-up, amateur fortune-telling and renting scary movies. Yet, Fitzgerald suspects that she is unlike her friends. The book navigates a child's struggle with averageness, a preteen's budding bisexuality and a young woman's return after rejection.

"The watchmaker of Filigree Street" Natasha Pulley - 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something.

"The watchmaker of Filigree Street" Natasha Pulley - 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something.

"The stars are legion", by Kameron Hurley - Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution.  As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

"The stars are legion", by Kameron Hurley - Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

"Days without end", by Sebastian Barry - Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his lover, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. However when a young Indian girl comes into their care, the possibility of lasting happiness finally emerges. Trigger warning: one off screen instance of rape.

"Days without end", by Sebastian Barry - Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his lover, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and the Civil War. Having fled terrible hardships, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. However when a young Indian girl comes into their care, the possibility of lasting happiness finally emerges. Trigger warning: one off screen instance of rape.

"Everfair", by Nisi Shawl - Created jointly by Fabian Socialists from Great Britain and African-American missionaries, on land purchased from Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II, Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America. However as advances in steam technology are made, an uneasy truce between the country's many factions leads to a revolt against Leopold's harsh reign.

"Everfair", by Nisi Shawl - Created jointly by Fabian Socialists from Great Britain and African-American missionaries, on land purchased from Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II, Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America. However as advances in steam technology are made, an uneasy truce between the country's many factions leads to a revolt against Leopold's harsh reign.

"The winged histories", by Sofia Samatar - Four women, soldier, scholar, poet, and socialite, are caught up on different sides of a violent rebellion. As war erupts and their families are torn apart, they fear they may disappear into the unwritten pages of history. Using the sword and the pen, the body and the voice, they struggle not just to survive, but to make history.

"The winged histories", by Sofia Samatar - Four women, soldier, scholar, poet, and socialite, are caught up on different sides of a violent rebellion. As war erupts and their families are torn apart, they fear they may disappear into the unwritten pages of history. Using the sword and the pen, the body and the voice, they struggle not just to survive, but to make history.

"The long way to a small, angry planet", by Becky Chambers - Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just trying to get from here to there.

"The long way to a small, angry planet", by Becky Chambers - Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just trying to get from here to there.

"The lost language of cranes", by David Leavitt - Owen and Rose are facing serious challenges to their married routine .They spend most Sundays apart; while Rose buries herself in crosswords and newspapers, Owen visits gay porn theatres. But when they discover they may lose their apartment - and their son, prompted by his new relationship, declares he is gay - their lives cannot continue as they were.

"The lost language of cranes", by David Leavitt - Owen and Rose are facing serious challenges to their married routine .They spend most Sundays apart; while Rose buries herself in crosswords and newspapers, Owen visits gay porn theatres. But when they discover they may lose their apartment - and their son, prompted by his new relationship, declares he is gay - their lives cannot continue as they were.

"The life and death of Sophie Stark", Anna North - Sophie Stark is an unapologetic filmmaker. She uses stories from the lives of those around her—her obsession, her girlfriend, and her husband—to create movies that bring her critical recognition and acclaim. But as her career explodes, Sophie’s unwavering dedication to her art leads to the shattering betrayal of the people she loves most.

"The life and death of Sophie Stark", Anna North - Sophie Stark is an unapologetic filmmaker. She uses stories from the lives of those around her—her obsession, her girlfriend, and her husband—to create movies that bring her critical recognition and acclaim. But as her career explodes, Sophie’s unwavering dedication to her art leads to the shattering betrayal of the people she loves most.

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