Queer Fear: Gay Horror Fiction

Paperback | October 1, 2000

EditorMichael Rowe

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The genre of horror has in the past been the exclusive province of heterosexual writers and themes, stereotypically involving a male antagonist and a female victim. Although the incursions into the field by such writers as Anne Rich and Poppy Z. Brite have largely blurred sexual orientation boundaries, there has never been an anthology of horror stories where the protagonists are clearly gay-until now.

Queer Fear is a striking and ambitious collection of gay horror fiction by some of today's hottest authors and talented newcomers, covering a wide range of creatures of the night and all manner of urban terrors. These dark and sometimes disturbing tales expand the boundaries of the horror genre, with the sexuality of their protagonists a point of reference for the "horror" of otherness that defines and, at times, divides us.

Contributors include: Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award winner Douglas Clegg, International Horror Guild Award winner Gemma Files, Robert Boyczuk, Michael Thomas Ford, Lewis Gannett, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick, William J. Mann, Michael Marano, David Nickle, Joseph O'Brien, Ron Oliver, David Quinn, Thomas S. Roche, Michael Rowe, Becky N. Southwell, C. Mark Umland, and Edo van Belkom.

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Although the incursions into the field by such writers as Anne Rice and Poppy Z. Brite have largely blurred sexual orientation boundaries, there has never been an anthology of horror stories where the protagonists are clearly gay - until now.

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The genre of horror has in the past been the exclusive province of heterosexual writers and themes, stereotypically involving a male antagonist and a female victim. Although the incursions into the field by such writers as Anne Rich and Poppy Z. Brite have largely blurred sexual orientation boundaries, there has never been an anthology...

In 2003, Michael Rowe became the first Arsenal Pulp Press author to win a Lambda Literary Award, for Queer Fear II, the sequel to his first critically-acclaimed queer horror anthology, Queer Fear. He is an award-winning independent journalist who has lived in Beirut, Havana, Geneva, and Paris. His work has appeared in the National Pos...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.08 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551520842

ISBN - 13:9781551520841

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Table of Contents

C. Mark Umland, The Nightguard
Douglas Clegg, Piercing Men
Michael Marano, The Siege
Gemma Files, Bear Shirt
Brian Hodge, Little Holocausts
Thomas S Roche, The Sound of Weeping
Edo Van Belkom, Hey Fairy
William J. Mann, The Spark
Caitlin R. Kiernan, Spindleshanks (New Orleans, 1956)
David Quinn, The Perpetual
Becky N. Southwell, Genius Loci
Michael Thomas Ford, Goodbye
Robert Boyczuk, Tabula Rasa
T.L. Bryers, You Can’t Always Get What You Want
David Nickle, The Bird Feeders
Nancy Kilpatrick, No Silent Scream
Ron Oliver, Nestle’s Revenge
Joseph O’Brien, Second Shadow

From Our Editors

Although the incursions into the field by such writers as Anne Rice and Poppy Z. Brite have largely blurred sexual orientation boundaries, there has never been an anthology of horror stories where the protagonists are clearly gay - until now.

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These stories shine an eerie light on the netherworld of queer obsession.
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