This 2010 edition of Wilde Stories offers the finest tales of fantastical and weird happenings befalling gay men from both acclaimed authors (award-winners Laird Barron, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Richard Bowes, & Joel Lane) and fresh voices (Tom Cardamone &, Georgina Li) in the field. Here are stories of hungry wolves walking on two legs and ghosts of departed lovers hesitant to leave. More
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 legs; a mining colony where love has become dangerous but no less passionate; a young man, mourning those loss of his ballet career, may yet get his chance to fly.
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 finalist for the 23rd Lambda Literary Award for best LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror!
''... all the stories are superior choices. And, in and of itself, Richard Bowes s is-it-fantasy-or-is-it-mainstream novelette, 'I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said,' is worth the price of admission; and the same is true of Elizabeth Hand's re-envisioned fairy tale, 'The Far Shore.' Wilde Stories 2010 is a worthwhile volume for anyone who enjoys literary speculative fiction.''--Cynthia Ward for Fantasy Magazine
''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.''--Booklist