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Queer Fear - Gay Horror Fiction

Queer Fear

Gay Horror Fiction

Edited by Michael Rowe
Categories: Fiction, LGBTQ+, Gay Literature, Anthologies
Paperback : 9781551520841, 256 pages, 2000


The genre of horror has in the past been the exclusive province of heterosexual writers and themes, stereotypically involving a male antagonist and a female victim. Although the incursions into the field by such writers as Anne Rich and Poppy Z. Brite have largely blurred sexual orientation boundaries, there has never been an anthology of horror stories where the protagonists are clearly gay--until now.
Queer Fear is a striking and ambitious collection of gay horror fiction by some of today's hottest authors and talented newcomers, covering a wide range of creatures of the night and all manner of urban terrors. These dark and sometimes disturbing tales expand the boundaries of the horror genre, with the sexuality of their protagonists a point of reference for the "horror" of otherness that defines and, at times, divides us.
Contributors include: Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award winner Douglas Clegg, International Horror Guild Award winner Gemma Files, Robert Boyczuk, Michael Thomas Ford, Lewis Gannett, Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick, William J. Mann, Michael Marano, David Nickle, Joseph O'Brien, Ron Oliver, David Quinn, Thomas S. Roche, Michael Rowe, Becky N. Southwell, C. Mark Umland, and Edo van Belkom.


  • Short-listed, Lambda Literary Award 2001
  • Short-listed, Gaylactic Spectrum Award 2001


Finally, horror without limits! The Queer Fear books are a revelation!
-Clive Barker

- Clive Barker

These stories shine an eerie light on the netherworld of queer obsession.

-Publishers Weekly

- Publishers Weekly