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Steve Berman
I was born in Philadelphia with the heat of late August, just before the month turns to serene autumn. After five years my folks abandoned the city for the suburbs of New Jersey. Remember that sheltered child on the block? That was me. I grew up watching both my folks reading so of course I fell... show more

I was born in Philadelphia with the heat of late August, just before the month turns to serene autumn. After five years my folks abandoned the city for the suburbs of New Jersey. Remember that sheltered child on the block? That was me. I grew up watching both my folks reading so of course I fell in love with books. I mostly write gay speculative fiction or gay young adult stories. I've edited a lot of anthologies. A lot. But they are all quality works. I've been a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (for my novel Vintage, A Ghost Story), the Lambda Literary Award (for Charmed Lives and two editions of Wilde Stories), the Golden Crown Literary Award (for So Fey and Heiresses of Russ 2011), and the Shirley Jackson Award (for Where That Dark Eye Glances).
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Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 6 months ago
Vintage’s protagonist is an unnamed mostly closeted gay teen, who I will call MC (short for “Main Character”) from here on out. MC ran away from home after his parents reacted badly to learning that he was gay, so now he lives with his aunt, who he’s afraid might do the same thing. The only people w...
Bark's Book Reviews
Bark's Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
6 romance authors unleash their dark side and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. These stories all focus on things darker than most romances and all have well fleshed out characters and even a few steamy moments going on between all of the scares. I could read stories like these all day, every day. To...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
Another solid collection of tales from editor Steve Berman and various authors, some of whom were familiar to me and some not. The collection is bookended by a pair of contemporary tales that upend standard gay tropes: a gay man who reverses his pilgrimage to San Francisco to return to where he gre...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it 2 years ago
What makes a mad scientist "mad"? It is not a clinical diagnosis of mental illness; instead, it is working far outside the usual collaborative nature of the scientific process, whether due to obsessiveness, idiosyncratic goals, or an intellectual, social, or moral style that doesn't mesh well with o...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it 3 years ago
This was an okay anthology. I think the stories started out strong when they were directly involving the canon or time period of Dracula, but the last few stories set in modern times were... really bad, in my opinion. I skimmed them. One thing about the anthology is that, considering the source mate...
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