Powerful and provocative, Sam J. Miller’s BOYS, BEASTS & MEN is one of the best books of 2022

Sam J. Miller’s debut collection BOYS, BEASTS & MEN ranks among the best books of the year according to Lee Mandelo at Tor.com and without comment from the staff of Outwrite Magazine. In an interview with Reads Rainbow, Nathan Tavares includes the collection among his desert island books. Miller, himself, is interviewed on The Coode Street podcast.

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

In the realm of short fiction BOYS, BEASTS & MEN by Sam J. Miller was released over the summer season: a long-anticipated first collection! The stories inside “weave together two fictional lineages: the tradition of political queer sf, and the tradition of weird gay art,” to powerful and provocative ends.

Lee Mandelo at Tor.com

You’re stuck on a desert island and you’re allowed only three (LGBT) books. What are you taking?

Ah, only three! Sam J. Miller’s BOYS, BEASTS & MEN, because I love his short stories. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. And Naked by David Sedaris.

Reads Rainbow

The Coode Street Advent Calendar rolls into the fifth day, and this time Gary takes a little time to chat with the wonderful Sam J. Miller about his new novella, Kid Wolf and Kraken Boy, and his short story collection, BOYS, BEASTS & MEN. There’s also, no doubt, some holiday chat with books and such being recommended.

The Coode Street