Thirteen short stories of terror, mayhem, and destruction which offer something highly unique in a genre that demands certain characters be only heroes or victims… gay villains! Prose collection with an introduction by Lambda Literary Award winning editor Tom Cardamone.

Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.

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About the author

Tom Cardamone is the editor of The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered, and author of the speculative novella, Green Thumb, and the erotic fantasy novel, The Werewolves of Central Park. His short story collection, Pumpkin Teeth, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. His fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, some of which can be read on his website: pumpkinteeth.net.

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Publisher
Northwest Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2012
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Pages
238
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ISBN
9781938720239
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Gay
Fiction / Superheroes
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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