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“The Duke of Riverside” by Ellen Kushner from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. As with the previous entry, this story is just the tip of the iceberg for an entire body of work based on a setting and characters. So if you like it, there’s...

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“The House by the Park” by Lee Thomas from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. This is it, right here; the entirety of what is wrong with the human race is rendered in these few (very entertaining) pages. Right from the get-go a nameless someone,...

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“Filling up the Void” by Richard E. Gropp from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. There’s been a lot of discussion recently about people who are deeply uncomfortable in their bodies. This story takes a look at some of the issues inherent to that...

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“A Razor in an Apple” by Kristopher Reisz from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. Phillip has just left a chance encounter with his old roommate, J.D. I suspect we all have a J.D. in our lives, a person for whom youth, good looks, and...

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“Ashes in the Water” by Joel Lane and Matt Joiner from Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. Last night’s story was the first co-authored one in the review project, and this is the second. Josh is at a crossroads, facing life alone because his...