Wilde Stories 2009: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction

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Lethe Press, 2009 - Fiction - 237 pages
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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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For some people, short stories are the ultimate literary form. Brevity is the soul of wit, so the saying goes, and there are those who believe that anything important enough to be said can be done so ... Read full review

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It took me a while to get into this collection, Laird Barron's horror story, Strappado, which opens the anthology is decent - business men/tourists Kenshi and Swayne go to an underground art show in ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Lambda Award-nominated editor Steve Berman has been writing stories both queer and strange for many years. He is the author of Vintage: A Ghost Story (Haworth) and his work has appeared in the fantasy anthologies The Faery Reel and The Coyote Road. Mr. Berman is an active member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

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