Hi All, ready for some lighter summer reading? This month, we’ll be reading Gormglaith by Heidi Wyss. It’s an e-book and you can read it online or download a pdf. Heidi was born (1975) in Geneva, Switzerland and educated there and in the UK. She has worked as an histologist and technical writer. Heidi says she likes raves, gardening and bats.
I haven’t read this yet myself, I’ll just be starting it this weekend but it looks like a lot of fun for anyone who is a fantasy and sci-fi fan (why do those two always seem to go together?).
Just to entice you, here are a couple of reviews from the author’s website:
This online novel has become a cult hit… much better than the Buffy lesbian stories…
– All Night Surfing
Wow! Nifty! Worth the time to figure it out… if you haven’t read yet, please do.
– Liz Henry, Feminist SF – The Blog!
As feminist literature it’s unceasingly assertive, positive and controversial. As hard science fiction it offers a deeply structured, often entertaining story, at turns inspiring and disturbing, in a unique contribution to the genre.
– Karen Campbell, Quiet Mountain Essays
…a very good sci-fi online novel. Well worth the read!
– Imagination, stumbleupon.com
I thought this SciFi story of one possible future was very well done and thought provoking!
– Lili Pintea-Reed, feministjournal.com
This may be genius, it may be madness… There are Druids and Wiccans who’ll devour it whole… LOTR fans who’ll sleep out for tickets to the movie and Witchy young women… and I’ll be telling all of the ones I know to read this book… you’ll dig the illustrations. Whoever designed them is a daft Witch- which is high praise coming from me.
– Morgaine Swann, womenwriters.net
I highly, highly recommend it to anyone… Very feminist, very lesbian, very goth, and very very cool.
– dragonflymary, livejournal.com
It has pictures, too! Here are a few of the characters:
I give up, the image tags keep disappearing whenever I save this. So I’ve put in links. You’ll have to look at the pictures yourself. Sorry!