Alex London puts a queer twist on the fantasy epic with his new book 'Black Wings Beating'

Even the most imaginative fantasy novels are frequently inspired by real world eventsGame of Thrones, for instance, draws from the War of the Roses and J.R.R. Tolkein was said to have been influenced by World War I when he created Middle Earth.

But for Alex London's upcoming novel Black Wings Beating, the inspiration came from the sky: "It started with the killer birds," London says.

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