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SLOW HAND

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SLOW HAND Edited by Michele Slung (HarperPerennial, $10) Neither hard-core nor coy, these erotic tales by women mix routine plot and conversation with X- rated sex. The result is 19 attention-getters, including a sensual take on major surgery and a truly funny account of collegiate bisexuality. Some stories won’t win prizes for literary merit, and some are sexier than others, $ but there’s something here for almost everyone. Ignore the editor’s instructions; they’re full of drivel like ”The sensation of feeling desire always carries with it the potential for surprise.” In fact, skip all the gooey social commentary-it wrecks erotica, written or real. B