Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
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Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (Wilde Stories)

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In the 2013 volume of Wilde Stories -- a critically-acclaimed series reprinting the best of the prior year's gay fantasy, horror and science-fiction tales -- editor Steve Berman has collected stories of adolescents suffering growing pains in the midst of lake monsters, boyfriends seeking a safe pest-free shelter in an infested dystopian world, the most unique story of a bo...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Lethe Press (first published June 1st 2013)
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Every year editor Steve Berman publishes one special collection after gathering the best of previously published gay speculative fiction stories written by a wide variety of authors. I've loved Berman's collections in past years and Wilde Stories 2013 is no exception. This year's volume, however, is memorable for the different and interesting young adult speculative fiction short stories included. They provide this volume with adventure, a touch of whimsy, and yes, an edge that I really enjoyed....more
Clay Scott Brown
I’ve read Mr. Berman’s Wilde Stories since the 2010 edition, and have never been disappointed. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this latest edition, I found it very frivolous and very much below the standards of the first 3 years of this up and coming collection Anthology of Gay Science Fiction and Fantasy.

For the most part these stories are Masturbatory, a story begins, the ‘plot’ which is just beginning is then suddenly lost in the writers ‘stream of consciousness’.

It was easy to find myself w...more
Matt Cresswell
Steve Berman, editor of Lethe Press, and Icarus Magazine, and seemingly gold dust if you want to win a Lambda prize for Speculative Fiction, releases Wilde Stories every year. The theme is straightforward: a collection of short speculative fiction featuring gay (male?) protagonists. 2013 is the first collection I’ve read but on the strength of this I’ll be making my back through the years.

Break Water In The Summer Dark by L Lark: In a summer camp by Oxwater Lake, the opening sexuality of two of...more
Once again, I was really impressed with the overall high quality of the stories in this series. There are some great things happening in this subgenre.
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