QSFer Nathan Burgoine has a story in a new gay speculative fiction anthology:
A man named Turing visits a museum to see its rarest automata; during the Plague Years, three artists seeking to express a voice for their friends lost to AIDS unwittingly create life; a far-future restaurant offers patrons questionable cuisine; an immortal assassin may be one step closer to a paranoid king, despite his unspeakable precautions; the very existence of a mysterious and ancient golden android challenges a clergyman’s faith…
Wilde Stories showcases the previous year’s best offerings in gay short fantasy, science-fiction, and horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Sam J. Miller, A. Merc Rustad, A.C. Wise, Martin Pousson, and more.
The stories in this, the latest volume in this annual series, challenges the definition of life and infamy, existence and reputation, were chosen by Steve Berman, the premier editor of queer speculative fiction for more than a decade.
Nathan’s story “Frost” appears in this volume.
Table of Contents:
“The Tale of the Costume Maker” by Steve Carr
“Das Steingeschöpf” by G.V. Anderson
“Where’s the Rest of Me?” by Matthew Cheney
“The Gentleman of Chaos” by A. Merc Rustad
“Frost” by ‘Nathan Burgoine
“Bull of Heaven” by Gabriel Murray
“The Sound a Raven Makes” by Mathew Scaletta
“Angel, Monster, Man” by Sam J. Miller
“Most Holy Ghost” by Martin Pousson
”Ratcatcher” by Amy Griswold
“The Drowning Line” by Haralambi Markov
“My Own Heart’s Desire” by Robert Levy
“The Turing Test” by Eric Schaller
“Of All Possible Worlds” by Eneasz Brodski
“Carnivores” by Rich Larson
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by A.C. Wise
“The Death of Paul Bunyon” by Charles Payseur
‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first published short story was “Heart” in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. Since then, he has had dozens of short stories published, including This is How You Die (the second Machine of Death anthology).
His first novel, Light, is available from Bold Strokes Books and was a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror, and the BOTYA 2013 Gay & Lesbian (Adult Fiction) ForeWord award. His second novel, Triad Blood, is available now from Bold Strokes Books. His first novella-length work, “In Memoriam,” is included in the collection On the Run, by Wilde City Press, and available as a solo e-novella through Lethe Press.
A cat lover, ‘Nathan managed to fall in love and marry Daniel, who is a confirmed dog person. Their ongoing “cat or dog?” détente ended with the adoption of Coach, a six-year old husky. They live in Ottawa, Canada, where socialized health care and gay marriage have yet to cause the sky to cave in.
You can find ‘Nathan on the web at nathanburgoine.com.