"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine).
Wilde Stories 2012 edited by Steve Berman
The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Prepare to skew your view of the world: where jinni in the clouds of a future Tel Aviv aren't spirits but powerful computer programs; where a suburban garden hiding unrecognizable bones; to a planet colony that outlaws color; or the night when a lonely lab tech finds a spambot flirting with him. The latest volume in the acclaimed Wilde Stories series has tales of hitchhikers on the run, dragons in the sky, swordsmen drawing their blades. These are stories fantastic and strange, otherworldly and eerie, but all feature gay men struggling with memories or lovers or simply the vicissitudes of life no matter how wild the world might be.
This year’s book includes Alex Jeffers, Justin Torres, K. M. Ferebee, Richard Bowes, Sam Sommer, Ted Infinity, Nabil Hijazi, Joel Lane, Mat Joiner, Kristopher Reisz, Tom Cardamone, Richard E. Gropp, Lee Thomas, Stellan Thorne, Chris Barzak, and Ellen Kushner. [July 13, 2012]
Although I often find anthologies a bit uneven, and don't always fall in love with every story, Berman's collections always offer a nice mix, usually with some stellar pieces.