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“Year of the Fox” By Eugie Foster from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (Lethe Press 2009). Edited by Steve Berman. This is going to be a hard one to write. The reason I bought this anthology is because last month the author of this story died. She was much too young, only...

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“Mr Seeley” by Melissa Scott from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (Lethe Press 2009). Edited by Steve Berman. Tully Swann’s a bootlegger who does jobs for various bosses. He boards with one of his employers, Joe Farr, the owner of a local flower shop who supplements his...

Ignatius J. Reilly

If you haven’t read A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, you owe it to yourself to do so. Being a northerner, it took me three runs at the text to wrap my mind around its distinctly southern genius. Once it caught, it would not let go.      ...

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“Laura Left a Rotten Apple and Came Not to Regret the Cold of the Yukon” by Lynn Jamneck from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (Lethe Press 2009). Edited by Steve Berman. The placement of this piece in the anthology is perfect. This story is precisely what is needed after...