Rules were made to be broken. 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. If you like diverse stories with lesbian heroines practicing science, magic, and seduction, buy Distant Gardens today!

TITLE: Distant Gardens: Ten Stories of Exploration, Biodiversity, and Found Family
AUTHORS: William C. Tracy, J.S. Fields, Robin C.M. Duncan, N.L. Bates, Heather Tracy, Sara Codair
PUBLISHER: Space Wizard Science Fantasy
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 397 pages
AGE: Adult
GENRE: Science Fiction

Partial Queer Rep Summary: Lesbian/Sapphic Main Character(s), Bi/Pan Main Character(s), Genderqueer/Nonbinary Main Character(s), Trans Main Character(s).

*I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review of this book. 

DNF 35% in.

I liked the first couple of stories and then got to one that just didn't click with me and I spent two months trying to get through it before giving up. It's super queer in a lot of great ways. I don't have anything to warn about, it just wasn't a great time for me to try and read an anthology. Hopefully I'll try again later I just don't know when that would be.

Each story lists its major CWs at the start, along with lesbian rep and heat level. Partial CWs for sexual content, confinement, drug use, fire, vomit, gore, violence, car accident, death.

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