Review ~ Distant Gardens: Ten Stories of Exploration, Biodiversity, and Found Family edited by J.S. Fields and Heather Tracy

Rules were made to be broken.

Cover Design: MoorBooks

From terraformed outposts to magical realms, journey to worlds where deadly plants, rampant biodiversity, or failed terraforming have created irresistible opportunities for those brave enough to seize them.

New worlds, found family, mystical secrets, and deadly science weave together in this lesbian-centric anthology focusing on a very different kind of first time—a first encounter with a world, or being, entirely unlike our own.

Authors include: Sara Codair, William C. Tracy, N.L. Bates, Robin C.M. Duncan 

If you like diverse stories with lesbian heroines practicing science, magic, and seduction, buy Distant Gardens today!13 

My thoughts

Down Among The Mushrooms by William C. Tracy

I really thought a flower was just going to come up and eat someone like Seymour (laugh). Instead William C. Tracy has them shoot some pretty powerful weapons. I do not want to live in this world that Tracy has created. Wow betweeen agism, attacking environmental species, and no real food? Yeah…no. BUT this makes for a very fun read even if it is a bit gory at times. No one is safe from the fauna, but at least Agetha gets to hook up for a minute with Doctor Beth. This is a clean and sweet romance amidst the gore of everyone getting hurt. (laugh)

Dew Diligence by Robin C.M. Duncan

This story is just crazy and by that I mean it has so many twists that you can feel like Julia and never know what is quite going on. I think this is a take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but sshhh I never read the book and I am going by the previews to the movies I have seen. The story moves quickly and has lots of action. There is a sweet romance going on in the background. Dew Diligence focuses on the world of Rowan and just staying alive.

Brie and the Marsh Kraken by Sara Codair

I don’t want to give anything away, but I would not be dallying with a kraken (laugh). Just saying.

There is definitely something in the water in Cape Cod. Sara Codair has two childhood friends meet again to save their homesteads from corporate marauders. Luckily for us Brie and Gretchen have unresolved crushes to fix. Odair brings some heat and maybe a helping hand to the task of getting reacquainted. We get action, sex, and a severe anxiety riddden ADHD heroine to root for.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Further Details:

Publisher: Space Wizard Science Fantasy, 9781735076829, August 3rd 2021

Cover Design: MoorBooks; Illustrations: Katie Cordy

Editor: Heather Tracy

Series: The First Fairyl@nd Story; Settings: Cape Cod, MA, U.S., England, and Zeta

Pages: 375


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