An excellent introduction to Sam J. Miller, BOYS, BEASTS & MEN is one of the best collections of the past few years

Sam J. Miller’s debut collection BOYS, BEASTS & MEN continues to garner from abundant praise in reviews from Hank Stephenson at Shelf Awareness (STARRED review), Lee Mandelo in, Blue Book Balloon, The Book Lover’s Boudoir, and Reddit.

Cover of BOYS, BEASTS, & MEN, a collection by Sam J. Miller.
Cover by Jennifer O’Toole
Design by Elizabeth Story

BOYS, BEASTS & MEN is a collection of 14 stories that perfectly captures the desperate intensity of love and is an excellent introduction to a talented writer with wildly varied interests.

Shelf Awareness (STARRED review)

Ultimately, the collected stories of BOYS, BEASTS & MEN overflow with a relentless queer presence. I resonate with the book’s artistic sincerity, as well as its openness to desire, to horny risk and ferocious joy, to the “everything all at once” mess of gay life.

I simply loved this collection. While dark at times, it’s never completely bleak, presenting moments of hope and, as I have said, resistance and weaving a seductive web around the reader.

Blue Book Balloon

I’d recommend this.   

The Book Lover’s Boudoir

All in all, this is a well-laid-out collection of character-centric science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories often, but not always, centered on social struggles or issues, primarily those relating to the LGBTQ+ community. It’s one of the best collections I’ve read in the last few years, and it’s the start of my Sam J. Miller reading, but it certainly won’t be the last.

Reddit r/Fantasy

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