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“Wave Boys” by Vince Kovar from The Touch of the Sea (Lethe Press, 2012). Edited by Steve Berman. What an incredible piece of world building we have here. This is the story of a band of nearly feral boys, unmoored from the rest of civilization ala The Lord of the...

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“Night of the Sea Beast” by Brandon Cracraft from The Touch of the Sea (Lethe Press, 2012). Edited by Steve Berman. Pretty soon we’ll have compiled a great enough number of LGBT stories concerned with the hijinks on the sets of B-movies to fill a dedicated anthology....

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“Ban’s Dream of the Sea” by Alex Jeffers from The Touch of the Sea (Lethe Press, 2012). Edited by Steve Berman. Also included in the author’s collection You Will Meet a Stranger Far From Home (Lethe Press, 2012). Ban, short for Banto, is a son of the upper classes in...

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“The Grief of Seagulls” by Joel Lane from The Touch of the Sea (Lethe Press, 2012). Edited by Steve Berman. This is becoming all too common. I believe this is the third review of the project to deal with work by an author who is deceased, and none of it is more than...

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“Air Tears” by Damon Shaw from The Touch of the Sea (Lethe Press, 2012). Edited by Steve Berman. This next story is very short. I’m guessing it’s only about 1,500 words, not exactly a vignette, but very brief. Short as it was, it did an excellent job of describing...