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Greek myths held that Oceanus to be a massive river surrounding the land. A Titan, son of sky and earth, he was depicted as a handsome, muscular man whose torso ended in a scaled tail. As the Olympians emerged, Oceanus retreated, his domain restricted to strange and dangerous shores, the realm of sailors' fortunes and worries. So, too, are the eleven tales within the pages...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Lethe Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Hilcia
It is summer time. Some of us dream of the sea and the lulling sounds of mesmerizing waves, the smell of sea salt, forever skies, and sunshine. Mariners have always referred to the sea as she . . . but when I picked up The Touch of the Sea edited by Steve Berman, I knew there would be one difference and was ready to sit back, relax, and dream some more while enjoying eleven stories of men, myths, adventures, love, and the magic of the sea.

I found the magic. It is there in mythology-based stories...more
Jaya
SlashReaders: I really liked this anthology. The range of stories was great. Within the pages of this book you will find adventure, love, angst and happy endings. I think there is a little bit of everything in here wrapped up in stories that aren't absent of sex but aren't all about the physical aspect of relationships.

I have always loved stories that surround the sea and the mythology there in. For myself, I think it has something to do with growing up beside the sea. Thus stories with mermaids...more
Mark Lancaster
Overall, I liked it, although there were a couple of stories that were a bit of an effort to stick with. I particularly enjoyed 'Nathan Burgoine's Time and Tide and Brandon Cracraft's 1950s B-Movie tribute, Night of the Sea Beast. My favourite tale by far, however, was Jeff Mann's The Stone of Sacrifice. The narrative, the backstory, the evocation of time and space are beautifully crafted. Mann definitely has an affinity with Scotland. I found Chaz Brenchley's Keep The Aspidochelone Floating an...more
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Some tidbits about me...

I turned down a scholarship to Miskatonic University because I heard of the high rate of incidents against the student population.

I briefly worked for Omni Consumer Products in their Marketing Department. Great benefits, nice cafeteria, sadly too prone to executive whim.

Last year I stayed at the noted Mauna Pele resort in Hawaii. The accommodations were impressive but my tr...more
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