When, in the fall of 2009, Steve Berman of Lethe Press agreed to reprint Safe as Houses, he also agreed to let me adapt the design I’d created for the briefly available self-published edition. The following spring, he wrote to ask whether I might be able to design a slim volume of verse for Lethe as the regular designer was overbooked. Things progressed. Comprehensively and rather fast.

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LoveIsSweeterLove Is Sweeter: Stories by HC Hsu ARomanticMannA Romantic Mann, poems by Jeff Mann KellandKelland, a novel by Paul G. Bens, Jr. MinionsoftheMoonMinions of the Moon, a novel by Richard BowesBeforeandAfterlivesBefore and Afterlives: Stories by Christopher Barzak Injustice Injustice, a novel by K.A. Kron & Brenda L. LefflerMyDearWatsonMy Dear Watson, a novel by L.A. Fields

DeprivationDeprivation; or, Benedetto furioso: an oneiromancy, a novel by Alex Jeffers

InSearchOfIn Search Of, and Others, stories by Will Ludwigsen

NightDutyNight Duty, and Other Stories, erotica by Nicolas Mann HustlerRaveXXXHustler Rave XXX, poems by David Caleb Acevedo & Charlie Vázquez

 How to Greet Strangers, a mystery by Joyce Thompson

Standish, a novel by Erastes

 The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella, by Jean Roberta

 In the Time of Solution 9, a novel by Wayne Courtois

 Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas by Tanith Lee

Don'tTellDon’t Tell, a novel by K.A. KronThe Grigori, a novella by Joshua Skye

Beautiful Sorrows, stories by Mercedes M. Yardley

The Survivors, a novel by Sean Eads

Heiresses of Russ 2012: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction,
edited by Connie Wilkins & Steve Berman

Faun, a novel by Trebor Healey

Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth, a memoir by Scott Terry

The Sin Warriors, a novel by Julian E. Farris

Mariposa Gown, a novel by Rigoberto González

Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant by Melissa Scott and Lisa A Barnett

Helluva Luxe, a novel by Natalie Essary

Waking Up Bear and Other Stories by Jay Neal

Desire and Devour: Stories of Blood and Sweat by Jeff Mann

Green Thumb, a novella by Tom Cardamone

H, prose poems by Jim Elledge

Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology, edited by Charles Tan

Wilde Stories 2012: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction,
edited by Steve Berman

You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: wonder stories by Alex Jeffers

Point of Knives: A Novella of Astreiant by Melissa Scott

The Sand Bar, a novel by Owen Keehnen

The Touch of the Sea, edited by Steve Berman

Silver Moon, a novel by Catherine Lundoff

Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction,
edited by Brit Mandelo

The Dirty Boys’ Club: The Soap Opera Murders, a novel by Simon Sheppard

Point of Hopes: A Novel of Astreiant by Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett

Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War by Jeff Mann

Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman

The Master of Seacliff, a novel by Max Pierce

Eat Your Heart Out, a novella by Dayna Ingram

Jewish Gentle and Other Stories of Gay-Jewish Living by Daniel M. Jaffe

Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears, edited by R. Jackson

The House of Wolves, a novel by Robert B. McDiarmid

Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal by Jeff Mann

Wilde Stories 2011: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman

The Abode of Bliss: Ten Stories for Adam by Alex Jeffers

From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction,
edited by Charles Rice-González & Charlie Vázquez

A History of Barbed Wire, erotica by Jeff Mann

Bear Like Me, a novel by Jonathan Cohen

A Study in Lavender, edited by Joseph R.G. DeMarco

Slant, a novel by Timothy Wang

Hellebore & Rue, edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft & Catherine Lundoff

When the de la Cruz Family Danced, a novel by Donna Miscolta

Dirty Poole: a sensual memoir, by Wakefield Poole

Promises, Promises, by L-J Baker

Mere Mortals, a novel by Erastes

Prodigal: Variations, poems by Ed Madden

The March, a novel by Walter Holland

Blame It on the Raging Hormones, a novel by Nathan Goh

Crossing and Other Plays, by C.E. Gatchalian

Wonder, a novel by Dan Boyle

Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors, by Livia Llewellyn

Do You Remember Tulum?, novella in the form of a love letter by Alex Jeffers

The Mariposa Club, a novel by Rigoberto González

The German, a novel by Lee Thomas

A Twist of Grimm: Erotic Fairy Tales for Gay Men, by William Holden

My Name Is Rand, a novel by Wayne Courtois

La Di Da Di Bloody Da! A Novel of Some Extremes, by Robin Anderson

Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from under the Big Top, edited by Jerry L. Wheeler

Bitter Language, poems by Elka Cloke

Hot off the Presses, a novel by Elliott Mackle

Disturbed by Her Song, stories by Tanith Lee

Spring of the Stag God, erotica by J.C. Herneson

Seven Sweet Things: A Novella with Recipes by Shaun Levin

Subtle Bodies: A Fantasia on Voice, History, and René Crevel by Peter Dubé

Sodomy!, stories by Simon Sheppard

Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories by Andrew Ramer

The Unborn Spouse Situation, a novel by Matt Rauscher

Tales My Body Told Me, a novel by Wayne Courtois

Safe as Houses, a novel by Alex Jeffers