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The Beasts of Electra Drive is a Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018

I’m chuffed to see The Beasts of Electra Drive has been listed as a Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018, in the LGBT category:


Of the novel’s seven Beasts (who are all 100% human in appearance), three sit clearly in the LGBT constellation, namely Kim and Shigem and Scorpio. Two of those three are at least as much “T” as they are “G” – each with a genderfluidity whose beauty is very different from the other’s, and that’s delved into as deeply and explored with as much intensity and joy as all the Beasts’ qualities are.

I suspect two of the remaining four Beasts may also stray into the LGBT constellation, namely Amber and the Platinum Raven, as a “G” and as an “L” or “B”; though I can’t quite be sure they reside in it. As for their creator, my fully-human narrator Jaymi, he’s so much a lens into his seven creations, and hides in such plain view, that I’m even less certain we could trust our instincts about his residency there.

In any case, cheers to all of them for a good team effort in triggering the category.

Book of the Year Awards 2018 - Rohan Quine's "The Beasts of Electra Drive" as Finalist in LGBT category

Rohan Quine's 'The Beasts of Electra Drive' as Finalist in IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018

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