Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes suspenseful love stories, friendship fiction, and romantic friendship fiction with gay, bisexual, heterosexual, asexual, and transgender characters. Formerly a journalist and history writer, Peterson has written fantasy and science fiction with historical settings, romance, suspense, contemporary fiction, and narrative nonfiction.
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The Eternal Dungeon. In a cool, dark cavern, guarded by men and by oaths, lies a dungeon in which prisoners fearfully await the inevitable. The inevitable will be replaced by the unexpected. ¶ The Eternal Dungeon is a speculative fiction series set in a nineteenth-century prison where the psychologists wield whips.
Life Prison. They are imprisoned until death, and their lives cannot get worse . . . or so they think. But when an unlikely alliance forms against their captors, the reformers risk losing what little comforts they possess. ¶ Life Prison is a speculative fiction series about male desire and determination in nineteenth-century prisons.
Commando. The nautical nation is backed by the military might of an empire. The mountainous republic is populated by farmers and shopkeepers, and it has no standing army. The nautical nation is about to make the mistake of attacking the mountainous republic. ¶ Commando is a speculative fiction series that imagines what the South African Boer War could have been like if it had been fought on American soil.
Michael's House. In a world where temples are dying and sacred theaters have been replaced by brothels, what will happen when a hard-headed businessman joins forces with an idealist? ¶ Michael's House is a speculative fiction series set in a Progressive Era slum.
Waterman. How can a youth from
a bay island boarding school survive when he is sent to a futuristic prison?
¶ Waterman is a speculative fiction
series inspired by the Chesapeake Bay oyster wars, boarding school rivalries
in the 1910s, and 1960s visions of things to come.
The Three Lands. He vowed
himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . .
Princeling. In a world in which only the pitiless nobles who wage war hold power, and those who cannot fight must suffer or seek slow death . . . What would you do if you were a noble, and you lost the ability to fight? ¶ Princeling is a fantasy series set in a world where war has lasted for generations.
Darkling Plain. Separated in time and place, these young women and young men are united in their goal: to protect those they care for from the destruction of battle. The odds are against them. ¶ Darkling Plain is a collection of fantasy tales about young people in times of conflict.
Master/Other. Masters come in many forms. Some don't even know they're masters. ¶ Romantic and poignant, Master/Other offers speculative fiction stories exploring the dangers and sweet bonds of power.
Slaves of the Northern Corporate Dominion. When humans are seen only in terms of profit and loss, what happens to humanity? ¶ Slaves of the Northern Corporate Dominion is a shared-universe science fiction series on exploitation and love, set in a time when a nation's corporate government has institutionalized slavery.
Subtext. Rare litfic.
Whisper of Secrets. Private confessions. Public masquerades. ¶ Whispers of Secrets is a cycle of mystery novels and contemporary fiction on the hidden secrets underlying ordinary contemporary life.
Main Street Leather. Leather
is a world of rich pleasure palaces and endless sensual delights, where
dreams can be pursued without limit, provided that a man has the strength
to stand the test. . . . But in the rural town of Mayhill, population 32,000,
leather life is a little different. ¶ Main Street Leather is
a cycle of contemporary series with love stories and satire on transgressive
sexuality in past decades and the present.
Pixel-Stained: a documentary memoir of the electronic publishing revolution in gay genre fiction. The Pixel-Stained series publishes Peterson's memoirs in the form of e-mail, posts, and other documents. These accounts depict life at several electronic literature communities connected with gay genre fiction, as witnessed from the inside of those communities.
Narrative Nonfiction. Narratives and other nonfiction about religion, literature, gender, sexuality, and other topics.
Online nonfiction. Just click on
the link. It's a long list.
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