danneeness (danneeness) wrote in bookish,

Maus, steampunk, dystopia, Kicked Out LGBTQ youth

I don't think I have anything to say on this that hasn't already been said. It's a classic, and horrifying, and well told.


In a future not far from tomorrow, any woman who doesn't have a child by 50, or man who doesn't by 60, is deemed "dispensable". These dispensable people are put in comfortable, cushy retirement homes... but at a price. These people are used in science and psychological experiments, and "donate" their organs one by one, until their fatal final donation. This is one dispensable woman's story.

I liked the dystopia of The Unit, and the two surprise! minor lesbian couples, but not a whole lot happened in this book. I'd recommend it to dystopia-lovers and people who like character-based novels.


I don't know what it is about steampunk, but I love it. A futuristic look at the past... it's a cool concept. And this is a great anthology of steampunk. There were only one or two stories I didn't like/understand. I mean, giant fighting robots! How cool is that? And that's just the first story.


Kicked Out edited by Sassafras Lowrey

This is an incredible book, and an extremely important one. Approximately 20-40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ-identified. These are their stories. 5/5

Full review at The Lesbrary.

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