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THE SOLSTICE WAR

A 203mm shell to the feels

By SovietDandy, member

Jul 20, 2014: This is a story about war. But it’s not a story about the usual suspects: this is queer, trans, coloured fiction. And it’s great. It’s a great story that pulls no punches in the heavy emotions of its cast. While there are villains, you will not find any Snidely Whiplashes here. Read it. It may not always be easy, but it is always rewarding.

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By jazzcatte, member

Jul 20, 2014: Dennis N. Santana’s ongoing project, "The Solstice War", is a fantastic piece of fiction. Santana writes from a deep knowledge and concern for both the historical elements (they have a thorough knowledge of WWII-era strategy, tactics, and equipment) and cultural settings.

The story itself concerns the war between Nocht and the Socialist Dominances of Solstice, a parallel to the eastern front of WWII (although this is more fantasy than historical fiction). Most of the main characters are soldiers and commanders in the Solstice armed forces, although we do get a few glimpses into the lives of Nochtish soldiers and their allies.

Another noteworthy thing about this series is the incredible diversity of the cast. The characters cover a wide range of ethnicities, backgrounds, sexualities, and gender identities in ways that ring true to the setting and to modern experiences.

I know this review is really gushy about a lot of stuff but seriously this is Really Good and I highly recommend it.

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By paintedbird, member

Aug 26, 2014: Now, I don’t like war fiction in the slightest, but I love the Solstice War. It’s about so much more than /just/ warfare and it describes combat in ways I find far more fun to read than I thought I would. It’s also got a very real, very human core and is a story about the people, first and foremost, not just about tanks and artillery clashing on the battlefield. That is rare in war fiction.

It’s also a fantasy story that avoids the usual cliches of fantasy in ways I find pretty refreshing. It’s really great to read a fantasy story where nonwhite characters and LGBT characters exist as /characters/ and /people/ and not just props or decorations or plot tokens.

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