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The Green Man & Other Stories
The Green Man & Other Stories collects for the first time anywhere eleven of the early short stories of openly-gay fantasist Rand B. Lee, who since 1981 has been delighting — and shocking — readers with tales characterized by humor, pathos, sensuality, and a keen sensitivity to life on the borderland of consensus reality. All of the stories included in the collection first appeared in either Asimov's Science Fiction or The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.To check out a PDF listing all of Rand's published stories, click here.
Included in The Green Man & Other Stories are:
"The Green Man," a lonely little boy encounters a strange, shadowy figure at woods' edge, a figure who will change his life forever;
"The Pearl," a seedy cityscape becomes the backdrop for the death — and redemptive afterlife — of a gay male prostitute;
"Shriving Autumn," prepared especially for this collection, a tormented nobleman seeks his son, who was stolen away by fairies;
"End Cruise," the brain of a dying holo star tells a horrifying tale of seduction, transformation, and betrayal; In "Heart In Winter", a psychic child with multiple personality disorder flees a telekinetic monster;
"On Springfield Mountain," a community of quarantined psi-talents is forced to face its inner demons when a handsome stranger crashes on their mountain;
"Letting Go of Waverley," the husband and followers of a dead channeler grapple with loss, hope, and thwarted ambition;
"Still Life With Doves," a physician imprisoned on an alien planet by a conservative, repressive regime suffers a twisted version of "let the punishment fit the crime;"
"Knight of Shallows," originally published many years before the appearance of Jet Li's The One, a young man is catapulted into a series of alternate universes, seeking a murderous version of himself;
"Full Fathom Five My Father Lies," Rand Lee's first published story, castaways on an alien planet forge an all-male society that is anything but Utopian;
"The Sound of His Wings," an old man and his psi-talented lover are threatened with the loss of all they hold dear.