Wilde Stories 2010: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction

Read [Richard Bowes, Elizabeth Hand, Joel Lane, Laird Barron, Tanith Lee Book] Wilde Stories 2010: The Years Best Gay Speculative Fiction Online PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Wilde Stories 2010: The Years Best Gay Speculative Fiction A real mixed bag Wayne M. Malin Theres some good stories, some OK and some downright awful in this. Ill go through them all:Strappado--Sick, dark and nonstop grim tale of two gay men in a dangerous club. I hated this one.Tio Gilberto and the Twenty-Seven Ghosts. A gay nephew stays at his uncles house for the summer--with his uncle and 27 friendly ghosts. Light but dramatic and fun too. Easily one of the best stories here.Lots--Incomprehensible mish-mash which makes little sense and it V

Wilde Stories 2010: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction

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Rating : 4.50 (931 Votes)
Asin : 1590213017
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 228 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-12-23
Language : English

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These are some of the stories included in this anthology, stories chosen from magazines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best gay male speculative fiction of the year.. A newcomer to San Francisco falls in love too fast despite the warnings of a cadre of ghosts haunting his uncle; a businessman comes to regret his ennui when faced with the machinations of an outsider artist; on a train traveling through a dangerous Russian winter, a passenger encounters a wolf on two l

From Booklist Resisting pressure to select only LGBT authors' work, Berman compiles a state-of-the-art anthology of sf and fantasy with LGBT protagonists that scores few political points but pretty consistently entertains. Oh, the shortest entries wear out their welcomes (paradoxically), the one ghost story is a sentimental dud, and while Rhys Hughes' “Where the Sun Doesn't Shine” shows that the spirit of Douglas Adams is alive, whether it's well is another matter. --Ray Olson . The longer, more horrific pieces are sturdy en

A real mixed bag Wayne M. Malin There's some good stories, some OK and some downright awful in this. I'll go through them all:"Strappado"--Sick, dark and nonstop grim tale of two gay men in a dangerous club. I hated this one."Tio Gilberto and the Twenty-Seven Ghosts". A gay nephew stays at his uncle's house for the summer--with his uncle and 27 friendly ghosts. Light but dramatic and fun too. Easily one of the best stories here."Lots"--Incomprehensible mish-mash which makes little sense and it VERY dark and dreary. Right down there with "Stappado"."I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said"--An older gay m. Sally Bend said Interesting, but definitely uneven. For me, a great short story is built around one of two things - either the characters, or the setting/atmosphere. One or the other has to succeed in drawing the reader into the story; otherwise the plot itself falls flat. Here, rather predictably (since the gay theme most often originates with the narrator/protagonist), it's the characters that succeed. Although the restraints of the short story don't generally allow for a lot of growth, there were a few notable exceptions where I found the characters well developed. In particular, I'm referring to the entries by Bowes,

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