Review of The Goat: Building the Perfect Victim by Bill Kieffer

Terrific! Insightful! You’ll come away… changed.

A world of magic and furries. A desperate gay boy, a straight sadist. Who is the victim? This is The Goat, by Bill Kieffer. Extraordinarily well written. A piece of insightful fantasy. I haven’t seen the heart and mind of a sadist portrayed this well in some time, and the twist ending? Just magnificent! The Goat is a walk at night through unfamiliar lands, a 3 AM stroll down a dark and silent alley. Prepare yourself to partake in something you never imagined. You’ll come away… changed. Continue reading

MultitaskingMomma’s Review of Off-World

I am a fan of all things sci-fi but I am also a huge nerd for the Greek Gods . Strange isn’t it, to refer to the mythological beings when reviewing a science fiction/fantasy novel? Truth is, I was reminded of those myths even when the setting is in a galaxy different from ours and involving advanced technology such as those we see in Star Trek and Star Wars. You can be sure that Star Gate is thrown into the mix as well. It is the interfering beings, though, that made me think Greek Mythology.
 
This is set in a time and space where the highly advanced beings guised themselves as gods and seemingly did not interfere with the lowly lifeforms they created or took a hand in developing. Seemingly for just like the gods, they interfered only when the world or universe was in trouble and so had to took a hand in fixing stuff. In the meantime, we see a galaxy dominated by a volatile and warlike female race who enslaved men for their pleasure, needs and service. These women remind me of the Amazons of old. Caught in the middle of it all is a slaver, Taine… [Read More]

Off-World Blog Tour

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The Tour so far…

09/25/15 Inked Rainbow Reads: Excerpt, Spotlight, Giveaway Review: “A Captivating Story”

09/25/15 Bayou Book Junkie: Excerpt, Spotlight Giveaway and Exclusive Excerpt from Chapter 16: “A Whole Fucking Salad of ’em”

09/24/15 Divine Magazine: Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway and Interview.

09/23/15 Because Two Men are Better than One: Spotlight, Giveaway and Exclusive Excerpt From Chapter 14: “Left in the Dust”

09/23/15 Eyes on Books: Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway, Review: “a compelling story,” and a “Great read.”

09/22/15 Evelyn Shepherd: Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway, Guest Post: “On Anonymity Online”

09/21/15 The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat: Spotlight, Giveaway, Exclusive Excerpt: From Chapter 12: “A Flit in Time”

09/18/15 Sue Brown’s Love, Imperfect Real:  Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway.

09/17/2015 Love Bytes: Excerpt, GIveaway, Guest Post: “On BDSM in Off-World.”

09/16/15 Amanda C. Stone Books: Interview, Spotlight, Full Chapter Excerpt. Say’s Stone: “If you haven’t read Jonah Bergan’s Off-World yet, you should.”

09/15/15 Nautical Star Books: Spotlight, Exclusive Excerpt from Chapter 11 “Moving Along”

09/14/15 MM Good Book Reviews: Spotlight,Excerpt, Giveaway and Review: “This story will have the reader intrigued.”

09/11/15 Queerscifi: Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway and Guest Post: “Jonah Bergan on Star Trek Renegades or How I Made  a Fool of Myself In No Time At all”

09/10/15 Molly Lolly: Excerpt, Giveaway and Review: “Wonderful, sobering and quite deep… Four Stars!”

09/09/15 Drops of Ink Spotlight, Excerpt, and Giveaway, Guest Post: “On Labels, Slurs and Epithets”

09/08/15 Cia’s Stories: Spotlight, Giveaway and Review. “…reminded me not only of Firefly, but of Dune and Star Wars”

09/07/15 Prism Book Alliance: Spotlight, Giveaway and Guest Post: “Sexuality in Storytelling.”

09/04/15 The Purple Rose Teahouse: Spotlight, Giveaway and an exclusive excerpt from Chapter 03: “A Transaction Fair and Square”

09/03/15 Gay.Guy.Reading And Friends: Excerpt, Giveaway, Guest Post, Review: “[Bergan] has such an imagination, and it is such a different mind than most.” [Read More]

09/02/15 Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews:

09/01/15 World of Diversity Fiction: Spotlight, Giveaway, also, read the WODF Review of Off-World here.

08/31/2015 Multitaskingmonnas: Review, Giveaway and more: “I am a fan of all things sci-fi but I am also a huge nerd for the Greek Gods . Strange isn’t it, to refer to the mythological beings when reviewing a science fiction/fantasy novel? Truth is, I was reminded of those myths even when the setting is in a galaxy different from ours and involving advanced technology such as those we see in Star Trek and Star Wars. You can be sure that Star Gate is thrown into the mix as well. It is the interfering beings, though, that made me think Greek Mythology.”  [Read More]

08/31/2015 Man2ManTastic: A blog for Girls who like boys, who like boys. Off-World Rafflecopter Giveaway, Spotlight

Book Launch Reviews
World of Diversity Fiction Says: “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THIS!!!! Sci-Fi at its finest”
Kayla Hoyet says: “This book definitely didn’t disappoint!”
Diverse Reader says: “grungy, rough, gritty, and bold!”
QueerSciFi.com Highly recommended! “Bergan manages to fuse LGBT fiction and Sci-Fi in a very effective and pleasing way…”
MultitaskingMommas discusses the mythic elements of Off-World; calls it “A huge tale”
Gay.Guy.Reading And Friends says: “[Bergan] has such an imagination, and it is such a different mind than most.”
Cia’s Stories: “…reminded me not only of Firefly, but of Dune and Star Wars”
Molly Lolly: “Wonderful, sobering and quite deep… Four Stars!”
MM Good Book Reviews: “This story will have the reader intrigued.”

Book Launch Media:
Diverse Reader: Interview with Jonah Bergan
Gay Sci-fi Books: Transcript of the Live Interview conducted on 8/22/15
Queerscifi Guest Post [Archived] “Why Does it Matter if a Character is Gay?”
Prism Book Alliance: Guest Post “Sexuality in Storytelling.”
Drops of Ink Guest Post: “On Labels, Slurs and Epithets”
Lela E. Buis’s Review of “Off-World”

Diversity in Sci-Fi: An interview with Manu Intiraymi

Manu Intiraymi Head ShotDiversity in Sci-Fi: An interview with Manu Intiraymi
by Jonah Bergan

Jonah: With us here today at Queerscifi.com, we have Manu Intiraymi, perhaps best known to us queer sci-fiers as Icheb from Star Trek Voyager. Manu, Thanks for joining us. You’re reprising your role as Icheb in Star Trek Renegades. Tell us a little about that. Will Star Trek Renegades be a series or a film or…?

Manu: It looks, right now to be a film. They’ve announced their plans to make it a series. I think it’s going to be a series, but if so, it’ll need to be backed by crowd funding to see the episodes made. I think that’s the plan, hopefully they’ll find some investors outside of crowd funding. I’m not a producer of the film, or series, but I think it’s a strong story and I think it’ll be up to the fans if Renegades is going to continue.

Jonah: How about gay characters? Will there be any gay characters in Renegades? [Read More at Sci-Fi Sunday]

Why Does it Matter if a Character is Gay?

Jonah Bergan Why does it matter if a character is gay?

It’s a fair question, I suppose. It’s a fair question for those who feel that their own sexuality is somehow unimportant or is some manner disconnected from their identity. It’s a fair question for those who feel that anyone’s sexuality is an aberration or distraction from their true being. I for one don’t feel that is the case, but in this age where the mere mention of a difference between us is held up as an example of someone’s political agenda, I understand how it could seem to be a part of that and how, in order to protest the many agendas that may or may not exist, it might seem appropriate to label sexuality irrelevant and just move on.

It’s no one’s business after all, no one needs to know what you do in the bedroom, alone in the dark or with a partner, unless of course you socialize or somehow interact with other people—say at your workplace, where someone might ask you what you did over the weekend. A heterosexual woman might reply that she went to a winery with her husband. She might go on to share that he drank too much and she had to drive home. This sort of sharing is a part of normal human interaction. We use pronouns sometimes. She might not have meant to declare her sexuality, but she did—just as certainly if a man had said the same words.

Captain Kirk’s sexuality was pretty clear… [Read More]

The First Reviews Are In!

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Reviews:
World of Diversity Fiction Says: “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THIS!!!! Sci-fi at its finest”
Kayla Hoyet says: “This book definitely didn’t disappoint!”
Diverse Reader says: “grungy, rough, gritty, and bold!”
QueerSciFi.com Highly recommended! “Bergan manages to fuse LGBT fiction and Sci-Fi in a very effective and pleasing way…”

Media:
Diverse Reader: Interview with Jonah Bergan
Gay Sci-fi Books: Transcript of the Live Interview conducted on 8/22/15
QueerSciFi.com Guest Post/Discussion: “Why Does It Matter if a Character is Gay?

How To Get Off-World
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GoodreadsOff-World Main Page |  Reviews |