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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Summer Sons (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woods All Black (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Though Smoke Shall Hide the Sun (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Finite Canvas (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Writ of Years (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pigeon Summer (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feed Them Silence (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Doctor Who Anthologies

More Short Trips (By: Stephen Cole,Gary Russell) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Trips and Side Steps (By: Stephen Cole,Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Companions (By: Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reprecussions (By: Gary Russell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 2: Multi-Doctor Stories (By: Gary Russell,Terrance Dicks,Peter Davison,Jon Pertwee,Colin Baker,Philip Martin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Solar System (By: Gary Russell) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Centenarian (By: Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghosts of Christmas (By: Dan Abnett,Trevor Baxendale,Gary Russell,Steven Savile,Joseph Lidster,Peter Anghelides,Cavan Scott,John Binns,Eddie Robson,Neil Corry,Scott Handcock,Simon Barnard,Iain McLaughlin,Ian Farrington,Richard Salter,Jonathan Clements,Paul Morris,MarkWright,Xanna Eve Chown,ColinHarvey,Mark Magrs,Ann Kelly,Michael Abberton,Scott Allan Woodard,Scott Matthewman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor Who Stories (By: Matt Kemp) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queers Dig Time Lords (With: Mary Anne Mohanraj,Rachel Swirsky,Gary Russell,David Llewellyn,Tanya Huff,Racheline Maltese,Melissa Scott,Amal El-Mohtar,Paul Magrs,Susan Jane Bigelow,Jennifer Pelland,John Barrowman,Hal Duncan,Michael Damian Thomas,Sigrid Ellis,Nigel Fairs,Carole E. Barrowman,Jed Hartman,Cody Schell,Emily Asher-Perrin,Paul F. Cockburn,Jason Tucker,Sarah J. Groenewege,Erik Stadnik,Scot Clarke,Julia Rios,Martin Warren,Neil Chester,Kaia Landelius,JohnRichards,Naamen Gobert Tilahun,Paul Kirkley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Falls and Other Stories (By: Justin Richards,James Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes and Monsters Collection (By: Jason Loborik,Gary Russell) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America (By: Gary Russell,Arnold T. Blumberg,Jennifer Adams Kelley,Steven Warren Hill,Nicholas Seidler,Robert Warnock,Janine Fennick,John Lavalie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Conversation Pieces Books

Alien Bootlegger (By: ) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counting on Wildflowers (By: Kim Antieau) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ordinary People (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candle in a Bottle (By: Carolyn Ives Gilman) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Absolute Uncertainty (By: Lucy Sussex) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knots (By: Wendy Walker) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens of the Heart (By: Carolyn Ives Gilman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices from Fairyland (By: Theodora Goss) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Observations and a Dialogue (By: Sylvia Kelso) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Drowsy Dark (By: Rachel Swirsky) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slightly Behind and to the Left (By: Claire Light) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Her Body (By: Nicola Griffith) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Rose Rages (By: L. Timmel Duchamp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grand Conversation (By: L. Timmel Duchamp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distances (By: Vandana Singh) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shotgun Lullabies (By: Sheree Renée Thomas) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Love and Other Monsters (By: Vandana Singh) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
De Secretis Mulierum (By: L. Timmel Duchamp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Brood of Foxes (By: Kristin Livdahl) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of the Faithful Counselor (By: Anne Sheldon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing the Other (By: Cynthia Ward) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bone Spindle (By: Anne Sheldon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talking Back (By: E.C. Myers) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Letter (By: Fiona Lehn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Love in Madrid (By: Kimberly Todd Wade) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Wuz Pushed (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traveling Tide (By: Rosaleen Love) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Receptionist (By: Lesley Wheeler) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds and Birthdays (By: Christopher Barzak) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naomi Mitchison (By: Lesley A. Hall) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen, the Cambion, and Seven Others (By: Richard Bowes) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring in Geneva (By: Sylvia Kelso) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The XY Conspiracy (By: Lori Selke) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Myths, Metaphors, and Science Fiction (By: Sheila Finch) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Numa: An Epic Poem with Photo Collages (By: Katrinka Moore) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
NoFood (By: Sarah Tolmie) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Girl (By: Lisa M. Bradley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Songs for Roxy (By: Caren Gussoff) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Signs (By: Sonya Taaffe) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince of the Aquamarines (By: Ruth Berman) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back, Belly, and Side: True Lies and False Tales (By: Celeste Rita Baker) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Day in Deep Freeze (By: Lisa Shapter) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marginalia to Stone Bird (By: R.B. Lemberg) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unpronounceable (By: Susan diRende) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (By: Sheree Renée Thomas) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other Places (By: Karen Heuler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monteverde (By: Lawrence Schimel) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Incognita Countess (By: Cynthia Ward) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boundaries, Border Crossings, and Reinventing the Future (By: Beth Plutchak) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Field Guide to the Spirits (By: Jean LeBlanc) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liberating the Astronauts (By: Christina M. Rau) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Search of Lost Time (By: Karen Heuler) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
We, Robots (By: Sue Lange) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmovore (By: Kristi Carter) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Helen's Story (By: Rosanne Rabinowitz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liminal Spaces (By: Beth Plutchak) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints (By: Alex Dally MacFarlane) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Not Skin (By: Toby MacNutt) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changeling (By: Nancy Jane Moore) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum (By: Cynthia Ward) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
People Change (By: Gwynne Garfinkle) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invocabulary (By: Gemma Files) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green and Growing (By: Erin K. Wagner) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything is Made of Letters (By: Sofía Rhei) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight at the Organporium (By: Tara Campbell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Algorithmic Shapeshifting (By: Bogi Takács) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rampant (By: Julie C. Day) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary Shelley Makes a Monster (By: Octavia Cade,Crista Kempton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Articulation (By: Cesi Davidson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of a Thousand Feelings (By: Anya Johanna DeNiro) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Naked Guide (By: Cynthia Ward) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancient Songs of Us (By: Jean LeBlanc) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacred Summer (By: Cassandra Clarke) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disease (By: Sarah Tolmie) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goddess Bandit of the Thousand Arms (By: Hal Y. Zhang) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resistance and Transformation (By: Mari Ness) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silences of Ararat (By: L. Timmel Duchamp) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cabinet of Wrath (By: Tara Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Golden Woman (By: Cynthia Ward) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fricatives (By: Cesi Davidson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
We’ve Been Here Before (By: Anne Carly Abad) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bilabials (By: Cesi Davidson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Home, No Need to Cry (By: Erin K. Wagner) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apollo Weeps (By: Xian Mao) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Woman in the Pink Hat (By: LaToya Jordan) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Voyages Unreturning (By: Deborah L. Davitt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Beyond Binary(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from, 2012 edition(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Tiptree(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transcendent 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocket Fuel(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Lee Mandelo
Lee Mandelo is a critic, writer, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include queer and speculative fiction, particularly when the two coincide.

Other work of Lee’s can be found in magazines like Nightmare,, and Uncanny, and his work has been reprinted in collections like Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, ed. Bogi Takacs. He’s been a past nominee for various awards such as the Hugo, Nebula, and Lambda. The Lambda was for Transgender Fiction.

As far as nonfiction and criticism goes, he is a regular contributor to too, and not just the QSFF series, but also book reviews, and essay cycles such as “Safe as Life: A Four Part Essay on Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle”, and more.

Lee also appears as a speaker for events for the lecture series Out to Lunch at the University of Connecticut once every great while.

Besides a short stint spent overseas learning to speak Scouse, Lee’s spent his life ranging across Kentucky, living in Lexington and getting a PhD at the University of Kentucky.

Growing up in Bullitt Co., Kentucky alongside the evolution of the internet, he spent his early years hunting down questionable fansubs on dial-up, reading all of the gay comics he could get his hands on. He also experimented with fashion that ranged from sporty femmeboy to ambiguous goth.

Fashion has always been part of Lee’s life from baby-goth phase on. However he also grew up poor and has spent much of his adulthood on graduate school salaries, so he is a promiscuous shopper where the bottom line ends up being just how on sale is something? Consignment stores, vintage or thrifting, the discount rack: all of it is good to Lee. Lee gets such a true victorious satisfaction when he is able to find something rather decadent for dirt cheap.

Lee’s exploration of gender through the years has been fairly public, as he started writing a column “Queering SFF”, for in the year 2010, when he was nineteen years old. Over a decade later, Lee considers himself a gender-nonconforming guy, but genderqueer is a word that still holds a warm place in his heart.

As for Lee’s academic career, he has pursued degrees in Contemporary Literature and English, including on a Master’s granted on fellowship to the University of Liverpool in the year 2014.

After a five year stint spent holding down traditional jobs that ranged from law to distance education, Lee returned to the world of scholarship to get a PhD in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky with research that was focused on queer theory, transgender masculinities, and sexuality. Over the course of this program, Lee’s also been awarded the Wimberly C. Royster Graduate Excellence Awards in Arts and Sciences grant.

Splitting time between teaching courses on power and gender, his prose work, and engaging with as many queer materials possible from horny fanfiction to contemporary visual art, their daily life in Lexington involves quite a bit of reading-induced eye strain.

Even though Lee enjoys visiting such larger cities like Chicago as often as possible, for all of the Culture, there is just something about Kentucky which always pulls Lee back. Whether it is the hills and the trees, his own chosen family, or the vibrant tiny communities made up of queers and writers he always finds, or a combination of all of it.

Favored hobbies include lifting weights, petting dogs, cooking, and taking far too many pictures. As well as attending LGBTQ+ community events and local drag shows.

Lee doesn’t tend to actually start the writing process, especially with short fiction, until he is confident in his material first. He journals and sketches and outline a ton before getting around to the actual writing.

Lee’s debut novel, called “Summer Sons”, was released in the year 2021. His work is from the horror genre.

“Summer Sons” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2021.
This debut is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic which crosses academic intrigue with Appalachian street racing, all being haunted by this hungry ghost.

Eddie and Andrew did it all together, best buddies bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie leaves Andrew behind so that he can begin his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, just days before Andrew was set to join him Nashville, Eddie dies of what seems to be a suicide. He leaves Andrew a terrible inheritance: this roommate that he does not know, a gruesome phantom that hungers for him, and friends that he never asked for.

While Andrew searches for the truth behind Eddie’s death, he reveals the secrets and lies the person he trusted the most left behind, finding a family history soaked in death and blood. Whirling between the circle of fast cars, hot guy, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie’s nights and the backstabbing academic world that Eddie spent his days in, the walls Andrew has built against the world start crumbling. And there is something rather awful lurking, just waiting for those walls to fall.

This novel is a perfect example of a slow burn, with a lot of unsettling and creeping circumstances which build on one another gradually until you feel like you’re being suffocated by them. Lee also does a great job of slowly dribbling information out to the reader, so even if it feels like not too much is going on, you still are compelled to read on, peel back one more layer and see what is festering beneath.

The cars and characters each feel real, and Lee nails the setting, which is right at this very specific intersection of Appalachia and collegiate uncertainty: the drinks, the heat, the casual physicality, and the habits which are borne from rural poverty that city-living and recent affluence cannot erase entirely. And his ghostly and magical elements, despite being disturbing, still feel organic.

The emphasis on the land itself, on bloody and old secrets, on the lonesome roads, and flexible families all combine together for an honest and particular background so rarely seen in speculative fction.

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