I wrote an appreciation of Philip Ridley’s novel, In the Eyes of Mr Fury over at The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered Facebook page. Go over there and check it out!
Last November at World Fantasy, I met the folks at Valancourt Books. They specialize in reprints of both supernatural fiction and long lost gay classics. I told them about a book that melded those two things together: In the Eyes of Mr. Fury by Philip Ridley. It’s a kind of a dark gay fairytale in the magical realist mode, set in London. Full of dream logic, it’s a homoerotic coming of age story, something Angela Carter might write if she were a gay men.
Anyway, Valancourt is reprinting the novel–along with Ridley’s other work. And the new cover is glorious!
At the World Fantasy Convention, I saw two small presses in the dealer’s room that are releasing work that includes diverse voices.
Rosarium Publishing produces a wide range of titles in the SFF/graphic novel categories that put people of color at the front and center. Recent titles including Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond; the graphic novel Malice in Ovenland and an artbook featuring the work of black artist John Jennings.