1 BENDING THE LANDSCAPE: ORIGINAL GAY AND LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION, edited by Nickola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook) -- Speculative tales with a queer twist.
2 2 TIPPING THE VELVET, by Sarah Waters (Virago) -- Victorian saga of lesbo love tops many gay critics' lists.
3 3 THE MARRIED MAN, by Edmund White (Knopf) -- Elegiac look at love and loss in Paris.
4 4 VALENCIA, by Michelle Tee (Seal) -- Tee tracks the outrageous dyke life on San Francisco's streets.
5 5 AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON, by Dionne Brand (Knopf) -- Trinidadian saga crossing generations comes out in paper.
1 AIMEE AND JAGUAR, by Erica Fisher (Alyson) -- Extraordinary true story of a Nazi officer's wife's lesbian relationship with an underground Jew. 2 MEN LIKE US, by Daniel Wolfe (Ballantine) -- A guide to gay men's health is a state-of-the-art manual.
3 THE KID, by Dan Savage (Plume) -- Gay guy does fatherhood with funny results. 4 THE END OF GAY, by Bert Archer (Doubleday) -- Local observer predicts the irrelevance of sexual labels.
5 WHOLE LESBIAN SEX BOOK: PASSIONATE GUIDE FOR ALL OF US, by Felice Newman -- All-inclusive manual is the first of its kind, comprehensive and up to date.