Author(s): Peter Burton
In this new anthology of gay-themed short stories, readers will find themselves consumed in a whirlwind of enthusiasm over these carefully-selected and arresting works about the conflicts of war. The title story follows the actions of a small troop of American soldiers on patrol in war-torn Baghdad, and is at once as sweeping and topical as a newspaper headline and as chillingly disturbing as only the presence of mindless evil can be. Including stories from such established and acclaimed authors as Neil Bartlett, Francis King, Hugh Fletwood and Richard Zimler, as well as highlighting the work of less mainstream but no less potent writers, such as Scott Brown, Alan James, Neal Drinnan and Patrick Roscoe, "A Casualty of War" manages in sixteen stories to represent writers from all corners of the world, including Australia, Britain, Canada and the US, and encompasses a wide range of locales and themes. Sometimes serious, often sinister, at times light-hearted and always absorbing, these stories contain something to satisfy readers of all tastes.
'An old-fashioned collection of murder stories served up with a cool modern blend' - Time Out on Death Comes Easy, The Gay Times Book of Murder Stories, (edited by Peter Burton, Millivres, 2003)
Peter Burton lives in Brighton, England. He has edited six anthologies of gay short stories, three of which were Lambda Literary Award finalists. He has written or contributed to over thirty books, including his collection of essays, Amongst the Aliens.