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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I really enjoyed this collection. And I see that he'll have a story in the upcoming Welcome to Bordertown book - I really enjoyed this collection. And I see that he'll have a story in the upcoming Welcome to Bordertown book - hooray! The thing I love about anthologies is how they provide tasty samples of wonderful writers' works for me to try.
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I definitely hit the jackpot here! View 2 comments. Shelves: fairies , fantasy. What I learned from this book: editing as a profession is truly going straight to hell. And I wish that were the only mistake the editor didn't catch.
Anyway, the stories were also mostly pointless or dull or predictable, given the nature of the anthology. I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to run into any good short stories this year. May 14, Fey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Lovers of lgbt themed fantasy and fairytales.
Shelves: anthology , m-m , fantasy , short-stories , f-f , fairies , romance , magic , fluffy , reviewed. This is a fantastic collection of short stories, a little bit of a mix of mostly fantasy and urban fantasy and fairytale. And each of them contain a gay or lesbian relationship, but all are done to varying degrees. No two stories are similar. There were so many really good stories packed into this anthology, and it would be really hard to comment on them all, so I shall restrain myself to mentioning just a few favourites.
Then Rafael wonders if Lyle might never have died at all, but been taken by the fairy. This story blended modern day into fairytale so wonderfully, I loved everything about it. I will be looking for more novels by Holly Black in the future. The story is broken up by a look at three letters that Nix wrote to her human lover.
I'm extremely in love with Sarah Monettes writing, and I was so thrilled to find that she'd written lesbian characters, as in fantasy thats a rarity. And Sarah Monette writes so uniquely and beautifully, no review does it justice. I really hope she writes a full length fantasy with lesbian characters in the future! To say more would spoil the mystery.. This was a very moving tale, beautiful and romantic and quite heartbreaking. This is another Author I have to investigate now. Those were my favourite three of the entire book. The only one I found I didn't quite like was "Mr Grimm's fairy tale" by Eric Andrews , and in part because I wasn't sure at all what was supposed to be Queer about it used the homosexual sense , I couldn't for the life of me spot a hint of gay relationship..
It seemed a little bit out of place tacked onto the end of anotherwise amazing collection of stories.
And I'm very pleased I found a whole bunch of new authors to check out! Oct 26, Elfscribe rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy-sci-fic. Excellent collection of short stories all dealing with gay or lesbian characters and the realm of fairy. This is a particularly apt combination, not only for the play on the term "fairy" but because of the association of gay as being outside boundaries, much as the faery world is.
The approaches to the topic were creative and varied, mostly dealing with modern day humans encountering strangeness in various ways. I was particularly delighted by The Wand's Boy by Richard Bowes about a mortal world Excellent collection of short stories all dealing with gay or lesbian characters and the realm of fairy. I was particularly delighted by The Wand's Boy by Richard Bowes about a mortal world bordered by Faery in which the main character is descended from both a faery and a mortal. I wanted to read a whole novel in that world. Also Delia Sherman's The Faerie Cony-Catcher featured a wonderful lusty young man out to seek his fortune who wins a bride from the Faery Queen and takes her home only to discover that things aren't what they appear.
The Elizabethan style language in the Cony-Catcher is the principal delight. What want you? Well written, imaginative, the collection will not disappoint those who enjoy fantasy and gay themes. Not perfect, but definitely good. I was wavering between 3 and 4 stars but ended up going high based on my love for faeries, queerness, and short stories. On a technical level, the formatting of this book on Kindle was kind of weird, likely due to its age, since I don't think it was originally intended as an ebook.
There was a lot of variation in the stories included, in tone, setting, and interpretation of what "faerie" means, and a nice balance between cute queer romance and fae mystery and Not perfect, but definitely good. There was a lot of variation in the stories included, in tone, setting, and interpretation of what "faerie" means, and a nice balance between cute queer romance and fae mystery and creepiness, even if one of two stories inevitably didn't grab me as much as the others.
Really, really enjoyed this anthology and not just because I'm a contributor to it There are some great stories to be found in here, by an impressive list of writers including Holly Black, Melissa Scott, Lynne Jamneck, Christopher Barzak and others A new edition will be released in a couple of months from Prime Books. There's a huge variety in quality among these stories. It's been a long time I shouldn't have left you I got this from the library back in I needed the time. There was a lot of pain, a lot of hate not against the LGBTQ community but some of the adult-themes in this book If anyone's going to Faeriecon in will you let me know?
I'd love to go! Steve Berman is quickly becoming my go-to-guy for anthologies of short fiction. This collection focuses on faerie fiction and runs between pure escapist fairy-tale to romantic fantasy to romance to urban-magic to dark fantasy to horror. Some of the selections are better than others, of course, but they are all excellent contributions of contemporary fiction.
View all 3 comments. I especially liked the stories by Melissa Scott and Joshua Lewis. Collected short stories that weave elements of homosexuality into tales of enchantment. There is little to shock within these pages, the inclusion of sexuality is in many cases extraneous. Stand out stories: Ever so much more than twenty Isis in darkness The coat of stars The price of glamour Charming, a tale of true love.
There are more duds than diamonds to be found in this anthology. I didn't even have expectations and came out disappointed. First of all, wow. What an interesting and unique title. Sure leaves you wondering what's in store. Of course it turns out that that lazy and moronic title is quite fitting. The story is predictable start to finish, and embarrassingly generic. Actually, There are more duds than diamonds to be found in this anthology.
Actually, insultingly so. It was only worth my time because I came across what is easily the worst description I have ever, and maybe will ever read. I found it to be quite imaginative and fun.
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The problem is, as others have stated, the "queer" element of the story is vague if not altogether missing. That is hilarious, considering Berman is the editor. How does the editor miss the whole point of the anthology? Only three out of twenty-two stories scored above the average mark for me. These stories are worth ripping away from the rest of them. Mar 10, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: good , femslash , short-stories , slashreaders.
SlashReaders : So in this case the back of the book really doesn't tell you much about what is inside it.
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However, I suppose it can't be easy to write the back of a book for an anthology of short stories. I don't normally enjoy reading short stories, mostly I've decided: because, they are short. I prefer something longer, something I can sink into for long periods of time.