Paula Guran Embraces: Dark Erotica

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Embraces: Dark Erotica

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Embraces: Dark Erotica is a literate and provocative approach to the type of fiction that came to be called erotic horror in the last decade or so. Contains twenty stories from authors such as Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy Holder, David J. Schow and John Shirley.

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Paula Guran edits Horror Garage, is a contributing editor to HorrorOnline and edits and publishes Dark Echo. She is a Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild award winner.

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In vogue several years back, erotic horror has fallen on lean times. One too many Hot Blood anthology or knockoff thereof may have choked the market, already gasping from the general downturn in the genre through the 1990s. But now horror is coming back, and perhaps erotic horror along with it. In any case, this fine anthology would have made a mark in the leanest of years. Unlike many of its dumbed-down predecessors, this book presents, as stated by Guran (producer/editor of the acclaimed horror e-newsletter Dark Echo), "something a little dangerous, stories that take a chance, and... draw blood with writing." Several big namesDPoppy Z. Brite, John Shirley, David J. Schow, Nancy Holder and Steven RasnicDheadline the anthology, but all 20 contributors deliver, albeit with varying degrees of skill, unexpected and disturbing and, in many cases, highly sexy yet literate (or highly literate yet sexy) fare. Some stories are like hot dreams (Holder's "You Give Me Fever"); others, like Schow's "Saturnalia," are outright shocking; a few (for instance, "Seeing Things," by J.R. Corcorrhan) are more traditional in approach, yet offer a jolt. Particularly notable are Rob Hardin's "Before the White Asylum," a strong commentary on power politics of sex; Brite's punch of a tale, "Home Wrecker," and, particularly, John Shirley's "Learn at Home! Your Career in Evil!," which concludes the collection and is a brilliant short story that, for its inspired core premise of evil as a communicable essence, merits recasting as a novella or novel. Provocative, intelligent, subversive and, above all, artful, this is a horror anthology that every discerning admirer of the genreDor of eroticaDwill want to embrace. (Nov.)
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