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Felice Picano | N.S. Beranek

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“Room Nine” by Felice Picano from Night Shadows: Queer Horror (Bold Strokes Books, 2012). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. By page two of this story I’d almost forgotten who penned it, and by the end I found myself asking “Who wrote this???” because it’s much...

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“Imago Blue” by Felice Picano from Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. It should come as no surprise that this author hit it out of the park again. No, really. It’s a great noir story and it takes place on...

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“Gratitude” by Felice Picano from Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2009). The careful way this story is crafted is astonishing. It’s a study in juxtaposition. A man of letters, Niels Llewellyn, has just achieved the sort of career success every writer at...

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“New Kid in Town:1977” by Felice Picano from Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2014). There’s a moment in this story about a writer visiting Hollywood on business where a friend of the main character introduces the concept of verisimilitude in writing....

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“The Invincible Theatre” by Felice Picano from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press) Full disclosure: I have a story in this anthology. If you’re put off by the language of this next story, you owe it to yourself to get over that, quickly. In my opinion it is the...