The August 2009 issue
of True Tales: An Erotic E-zine of Masculinity and Power
features recommendations of new gay fiction, nonfiction, and art in the Leathermen section. (And no, we haven't forgotten about the promised Prisoners issue. It's been bumped up to next year.)
david stein, whose Tryout at the Bondage Club
has proved to be one of True Tales
's most popular stories, is back with a new collection of master/slave stories. We link to his powerful opening story, illustrated by Axel: "Becoming Real."
Jack Fritscher, who has contributed works
to True Tales
in the past, has won a number of awards for his new book that collects pieces from the legendary Drummer
magazine, which he edited in the 1970s. We link to a 1978 article of his (with a new introduction) that is literary edgeplay even by today's standards: "Pissing in the Wind."
Two online authors who have been receiving a good deal of attention in recent months are Maculategiraffe and M. Chandler. By a happy coincidence, both writers have produced side stories in their popular series which focus on sex scenes that are on the rougher side . . . without sacrificing the emotional interactions that their characters are famous for. "The First Rule of Fight Club is . . ." and "Coitus Interruptus" wrap up the August 2009 issue
of True Tales