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Boys, Beasts & Men

by (author) Sam J. Miller

introduction by Amal El-Mohtar

Tachyon Publications
Initial publish date
Jun 2022
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
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  • STARRED REVIEW, Booklist: "Highly recommended for any reader interested in speculative fiction that concerns itself with queer themes, particularly messy or emotional ones.”
  • In his long-awaited debut short story collection, Nebula award-winning author Sam J. Miller delivers a hauntingly beautiful and occasionally terrifying paen at the intersection between queer life in the past, present, and future.
  • Miller (The Art of Starving, Blackfish City, The Blade Between) has found acclaim across genres; this collection will appeal to his LGBTQIA+, horror, fantasy, and literary fiction readers
  • National marketing plan to include prepublication endorsements from leading authors, review, and media outlets, and general publications for both fantasy and LGBTQIA+ audiences; online and print features, author events and book launch, Instagram and blog tour, Reddit AMA, ARC mailings, and social media campaign

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Sam J. Miller is the Nebula-Award-winning author whose debut, The Art of Starving, which was an NPR Best of the Year; his second novel, Blackfish City, was a Best Book of the Year for Vulture, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and more, as well as a “Must Read” in Entertainment Weekly and O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine. A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Miller’s work has been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell, and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. The last in a long line of butchers, he lives in New York City and at

Amal El-Mohtar (Introduction) is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism. Her short story “Seasons of Glass and Iron” won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards and was a finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Aurora, and Eugie Awards in the same year. El-Mohtar is the author, with Max Gladstone, of This Is How You Lose the Time War, a queer, epistolary, spy-vs-spy love story, and The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty-eight different kinds of honey. She reviews books for NPR and is the science-fiction and fantasy columnist for the New York Times Book Review. El-Mohtar lives in Ottawa with her spouse and two cats.