Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing

Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing

Nicola Griffith Stephen Pagel Kraig Blackwelder Gary Bowen L. Timmel Duchamp Mark McLaughlin Kathleen O'Malley A.J. Potter / Oct 17, 2019

Bending the Landscape Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing Bending the Landscape Horror brings together a tantalizing slew of truly horrifying tales guaranteed to provoke entertain and inspire fear in even the most seasoned horror aficionado World renowned

  • Title: Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing
  • Author: Nicola Griffith Stephen Pagel Kraig Blackwelder Gary Bowen L. Timmel Duchamp Mark McLaughlin Kathleen O'Malley A.J. Potter
  • ISBN: 9781585671168
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bending the Landscape Horror brings together a tantalizing slew of truly horrifying tales guaranteed to provoke, entertain, and inspire fear in even the most seasoned horror aficionado World renowned fantasy author Nicola Griffith and fantasy publisher Stephen Pagel have compiled an exciting array of never before published stories, both from talented newcomers and award Bending the Landscape Horror brings together a tantalizing slew of truly horrifying tales guaranteed to provoke, entertain, and inspire fear in even the most seasoned horror aficionado World renowned fantasy author Nicola Griffith and fantasy publisher Stephen Pagel have compiled an exciting array of never before published stories, both from talented newcomers and award winning genre veterans.These stories, written by writers both gay and straight, incite fear and spur thought, transporting the reader into realms of shock and dread.The jacket calls this Volume II in a series, but this is actually the third if you include the first volume from White Wolf 1997 , Bending the Landscape Fantasy Art by J.K PotterIntroduction Nicola Griffith and Stephen PagelCoyote Love Kraig BlackwelderExplanations Are Clear L Timmel DuchampWhat Are You Afraid Of Simon SheppardThe Lost Homeland Cynthia WardThe Man Who Picks the Chamomile Mark McLaughlinLove on a Stick Carrie RichersonTriangle Ellen KlagesMemorabilia Holly Wade MatterBlood Requiem Gary BowenIn the Days Still Left Brian A Hopkins and James Van PeltBroken Canes Alexi SmartKeep the Faith A.J PotterThe WereSlut of Avenue A Leslie WhatKindred Alexis Glynn Latner Til Death Barbara HamblyIf I Could See Lazarus Rising Kathleen O MalleyThe Waltz of the Epileptic Penguins Keith HartmanPassing Mark W TiedemannAbout the Editors Misc MaterialAbout the Authors Misc Material

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      • Nicola Griffith Stephen Pagel Kraig Blackwelder Gary Bowen L. Timmel Duchamp Mark McLaughlin Kathleen O'Malley A.J. Potter

        Nicola Griffith has won the Washington State Book Award, the Nebula Award, the James Tiptree, Jr Memorial Award, the World Fantasy Award, Premio Italia, and six Lambda Literary Awards She is also the co editor of the Bending the Landscape series of anthologies Her newest novel is Hild She lives in Seattle with her wife, writer Kelley Eskridge.Series Aud Torvingen


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    1. The final and by far the most uneven and disappointing volume in the 'Bending the Landscape' series. Few of the stories featured here rise above mediocrity and a couple are downright dreadful-so amateurish and so poorly structured that I'd hardly expect them to pass a college creative writing class much less be selected for publication in a major anthology. Only L. Timml Duchamp's evocative 'Explanations Are Clear', Simon Sheppard's dry and witty jeux d'esprit 'What Are You Afraid Of?' and Holly [...]


    2. This book truly has some of the most amazing gay/lesbian stories in it. Not just like gore horror stories like I originally thought upon picking up the book, but just things that horrify us such as love, loss, death, etc. Some are very sweet, some make you cry, some make you wince as your stomach churns. I definitely recommend it.


    3. Fantastic writing. Definitely recommend. If I can locate the other books in the series I will read them all.


    4. Although I didn't enjoy this one as much as the SF stories (gore and horror actually horrifies me, in a usually unpleasant way that I don't over-enjoy much, though thrillers and psychological suspense are really enjoyable - so about half of these just made me queasy). This is my failing, by the way, not the stories. Horror fans? This one is a great collection for you. I'm just a wuss. Still, there's something to be said even for a wuss like me in these tales! The story with the pink triangle fro [...]


    5. “Kindred” is a very sweet story about a lonely gay Georgia farmer who gets otherworldly help from his gay neighbors who have died. ‘”Til Death” by Barbara Hambly has an unhappy lesbian couple stuck in a very real and funny hell that is the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. “Passing” by Mark Tiedemann takes place in a near future where gays and lesbians are killed by the state. Howard works for the police, drugs himself, has a cover marriage to a lesbian and turns his friend in all to prot [...]


    6. “Bending the Landscape” is a series of original collections of gay and lesbian short stories in different genres: Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. This edition is Horror. I found it very interesting. As in the title of the book, the landscape of horror is bent a bit. Only a few stories are what I would call classic horror. The rest are more like speculative fiction of horrific things. They didn’t evoke outright fear and loathing as much as sadness and despair. Most are very disturbing [...]


    7. My expectations certainly weren't high going into this book, so I can't say I was surprised that the majority of the stories weren't captivating or even good. Several only loosely fell into the Horror category, and I found myself speed-reading through some stories just to get to the next one. They weren't all lackluster, and it was refreshing to know I'd find diverse queer characters on every page, but I definitely won't be reading the other two books in the series. Favourites: Triangle, In the [...]


    8. Short stories, some more horrific than others, all of which featuring gay and lesbian characters. Memorable ones: a married man has an affair with another guy while drunk and decides on a gruesome way to get out of the bedroom, a widowed teenager in a hick town in love with another girl gets followed and beat-up by the other girl's boyfriend/husband, an evil antique of the pink felt triangles used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals, teenagers who hear a motorcycle crash but who no one believes [...]


    9. I first picked this up sometime in 2003 and have revisited it several more times in the past decade. I'm pleased to say that I enjoy it just as much every single time. This anthology delivers some well-crafted new classics of its genre. Particularly, Mark W. Tiedemann's novella "Passing" is one of the best and most haunting stories I've ever read. Highly recommend!


    10. I had higher hopes for this collection but so many stories were dull and didn't feel like horror. A couple of decent ones in here with good writing that weren't trying too hard. I felt the same way about the Science Fiction collection in this series. I have the Fantasy one but I don't think I can bring myself to try it after two duds.


    11. Awful. If "horror" means horrific then this book takes the cake. If there was a rating lower than one star it would receive it. By far the worst book I have read. Not horror at all. Was not worth my money.


    12. This was nowhere near as good as the fantasy Bending the Landscape. Most of the stories weren't really horror, and a lot weren't well written. There were a few I liked. I'll have to go through it again and put down the stories/authors I liked.


    13. Really well-done on the whole - varied, skillful, deeply unsettling. Some of them made me feel actual nausea. Mostly in a good way. If you know what I mean.


    14. A sound collection of stories, mindful, thought provoking, and subtle. This was a happen-chance find at the bookstore and has picqued my interest in the other two installments!


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