hooks_and_books (hooks_and_books) wrote,

Dwarf Stars by genre

I've been asked to divvy up the most recent Dwarf Stars by genre, with the accusation that it seemed to "horror" heavy. So, for starters, going through the table of contents, this is how I see Dwarf Stars 2011 broken up by genre:

“Solo missions, I do all I can” • Camille Alexander
“stargazing” • Aurora Antonovic
Ghost/Machine • Shelly Bryant
“butterfly” • Beate Conrad
“in zero gravity” • LeRoy Gorman
“deforested planet” • LeRoy Gorman
“Comet“ • Julie Bloss KelseyIn the Hydroponic Garden Aboard Survey Station E319 … Terri Leigh Relf
“the house software” • dan smith
Haute Couture • Matt S
“eleven minutes” • J. E. Stanley

“in the mouth” • Roberta Beary
“I pause a moment” • Dawn Bruce
“red wheat” • C. William Hinderliter
“spatters of blood” • Geoffrey A. Landis
“returning” • Ann K. Schwader
They Held My Heart • Jenny Schwartz
“your view” • J. E. Stanley
Howard d'oeuvres • Stephen M. Wilson
“October” • Peter Yovu

Ceres • Karen Berry
“snakes and ladders …” • Helen Buckingham
The Wailing Well • Peg Duthie
Sleeping Beauty's Court • K. S. Hardy
“gingerbread house” • Carolyn M. Hinderliter
Bluebeard's Grandmother • Sandra KasturiTrickster Weather • Deborah P Kolodji
Walrus • Rose Lemberg
On Stopping for Directions • Wendy Rathbone
Tapping the Vine • Sonia Taaffe

Now, that being said, there are a lot of crossovers in these poems, and one could argue that "dark fantasy" is a form of horror, or that post-apocalyptic scifi is a form of horror, which may be where the debate is coming from. However, one could easily argue that some of the "horror" pieces are more gothic or "weird" and thus more fantastic, so there is a lot of leeway here. But anyway, those are my initial divisions.
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