So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction

So Fey: Queer Fairy FictionWhat I learned from this book editing as a profession is truly going straight to hell reek wreak You absolutely DO NOT reek havoc 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. 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 creepiness, even if one of two stories inevitably didn t grab me as much as the others.Favourite stories A Bird of Ice , From Asphalt to Emeralds and Moonlight , The Coat of Stars , Year of the Fox. 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 The Coat of Stars by Holly BlackRafael is a costume designer for stage productions, when he goes home to visit family he is remembering a long lost love from his boyhood Lyle, who believed in fairies, and died tragically young 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 novels by Holly Black in the future Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland by Sarah MonetteViolet is a young woman who catches the attention of the fairy Queen Nix, and becomes her lover 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 How the Ocean loved Magie by Laurie J MarksAnother beautiful UF fairytale in which a young woman pregnant by donor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the seashore and a far away island, and there becomes the lover of a beautiful mysterious woman with deep black eyes and a love for the ocean To say 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 But honourable mentions go to The Price of Glamour by Steve Berman and Ever so much than Twenty by Joshua Luis.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 perhaps I m missing something It seemed a little bit out of place tacked onto the end of anotherwise amazing collection of stories All in all VERY highly recommended for lovers of Fantasy and fairytales with lgbt themes And I m very pleased I found a whole bunch of new authors to check out 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 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 How now, my friend, you look wondrous down i the mouth What want you Wine Company all with such meaning look, such a waving of her skirts and a hoisting of her breasts that Nick s yard, fain to salute her, flew its colors in his cheeks And I loved her clever, eager for experience Nick Well written, imaginative, the collection will not disappoint those who enjoy fantasy and gay themes. There s a huge variety in quality among these stories I recommend the stories by Ruby deBrazier, Sarah Monette, Holly Black, Christopher Barzak, Delia Sherman, Sean Meriwether, Melissa Scott, and Joshua Lewis. 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 othersA new edition will be released in a couple of months from Prime Books. Best EPub, So Fey Queer Fairy Fiction Author Steve Berman This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book So Fey Queer Fairy Fiction, Essay By Steve Berman Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You It s been a long timeI shouldn t have left youI got this from the library back inoh wow2008 2009 and I bought it on Kindle last month 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 2020 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. 22 Stories Including Year of the Fox by Eugie Foster A Bird of Ice by Craig Laurance Gidney Isis in Darkness by Christopher Barzak Detox by Elspeth Potter The Kings of Oak and Holly by Kenneth D Woods How the Ocean Loved Margie by Laurie J Marks

Some tidbits about meI 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

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  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction
  • Steve Berman
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 9780809573462

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