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on Sep. 19, 2013 :
A mostly excellent collection of stories. They've all got a queer sensibility although not all of them are about queer characters, per se. On the whole, I enjoyed the stories that had fairy-tale elements more than the modern urban tales, which often came across as didactic and were sometimes a little dated (most, if not all, of these stories previously appeared in anthologies over the course of many years). I also loved the mix of male and female POV characters; the author may be a gay man but this doesn't stop him from presenting a diverse array.
As has often been said, the best speculative fiction provides insight into our culture and this collection certainly does that.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)