Wilde Stories, 2009: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Lethe Press, 2009 - Fiction - 237 pages
The latest edition of Wilde Stories, once more edited by Steve Berman, promises readers a range of imaginative gay-themed fiction culled from the prior year. These are tales that range from the chilling (Lee Thomas' "I'm Your Violence") to the surreal (Sven Davisson's "Dim Star Descried") to the fantastical ("Firooz and His Brother" by Alex Jeffers). Many of the authors included have won awards for their fiction, and their stories seek to press new boundaries of loneliness, loss and love, between men and monster (and those men who happen to be monsters).
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Review: Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (Wilde Stories)User Review - Mark Dore - Goodreads
After reading a few stories I gave up. The writing just wasn't up to par. The stories didn't hold my attention. Read full review
Review: Wilde Stories 2011: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (Wilde Stories)User Review - Rrain - Goodreads
Wanted to read the collection I already had before moving on to this year's! There's certainly nothing wrong with this, it's fine, but usually the Wilde Stories collection gets me all kinds of fired up and this one just didn't connect, for the most part. Read full review