The starlit wood New fairy tales

Seanan McGuire, Karin Tidbeck, 1977-, Daryl Gregory, Charlie Anders, Genevieve Valentine, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherynne M. Valente, 1979-, Garth Nix, Stephen Graham Jones, 1972-, Jeffrey Ford, 1955-

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A collection of modern fairy tales includes stories of castles, canyons, dungeons, and other fantastical realms.

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Published
New York : Saga Press [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
392 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781481456128
1481456121
Other Authors
Seanan McGuire (-), Karin Tidbeck, 1977-, Daryl Gregory, Charlie Anders, Genevieve Valentine, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherynne M. Valente, 1979-, Garth Nix, Stephen Graham Jones, 1972-, Jeffrey Ford, 1955-
  • Introduction / by by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
  • In the desert like a bone / by Seanan McGuire (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Underground / by Karin Tidbeck (East of the Sun, West of the Moon)
  • Even the crumbs were delicious / by Daryl Gregory (Hansel and Gretel)
  • Super ultra duchess of Fedora Forest / by Charlie Anders (The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage)
  • Familiaris / by Genevieve Valentine (The Wolves)
  • Seasons of glass and iron / by Amal El-Mohtar (The Glass Mountain/The Black Bull of Norroway)
  • Badgirl, the deadman, and the Wheel of Fortune / by Catherynne M. Valente (The Girl with No Hands)
  • Penny for a match, mister? / by Garth Nix (The Little Match Girl)
  • Some wait / by Stephen Graham Jones (The Pied Piper of Hamelin)
  • The thousand eyes / by Jeffrey Ford (The Voice of Death)
  • Giants in the sky / by Max Gladstone (Jack and the Beanstalk)
  • The Briar and the rose / by Marjorie Lui (Sleeping Beauty)
  • The other Thea / by Theadora Goss (The Shadow)
  • When I lay frozen / by Margo Lanagan (Thumbelina)
  • Pearly / by Aliettede Bodard (Dā Tràng and the Pearl)
  • The tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the white-footed gazelle / by Sofia Samatar (The tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle)
  • Reflected / by Kat Howard (The Snow Queen)
  • Spinning Silver / by Naomi Novik (Rumpelstiltskin).
Review by Library Journal Reviews

In this anthology of 18 unconventional fairy-tale retellings, Little Red Riding Hood journeys on horseback across a desert (Seanan McGuire's "In the Desert Like a Bone"), and Hansel and Gretel are modern teens tripping on hallucinogenic wallpaper (Daryl Gregory's "Even the Crumbs Were Delicious"). The editors challenged contributors to look at classic stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, A Thousand and One Nights, and other traditional sources, and strip and rework them into something new and different. Hence, established sf/fantasy authors such as Garth Nix, Catherynne M. Valente, and Marjorie M. Liu weave feminist ideas into their tales and explore psychological and political frameworks to ignite meaningful texts. An author's note at the end of each entry offers insights into the writer's process. VERDICT A great pick for readers looking for a fresh, diverse spin on standard fairy tales. Students of creative writing will be also be pleased.—Briana Moore, School Library Journal [Page 71]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection of modern fairy tales includes stories of castles, canyons, dungeons, and other fantastical realms.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An all-new anthology of cross-genre fairy tale retellings, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers.Once upon a time. It's how so many of our most beloved stories start.Fairy tales have dominated our cultural imagination for centuries. From the Brothers Grimm to the Countess d'Aulnoy, from Charles Perrault to Hans Christian Anderson, storytellers have crafted all sorts of tales that have always found a place in our hearts.Now a new generation of storytellers have taken up the mantle that the masters created and shaped their stories into something startling and electrifying.Packed with award-winning authors, this anthology explores an array of fairy tales in startling and innovative ways, in genres and settings both traditional and unusual, including science fiction, western, and post-apocalyptic as well as traditional fantasy and contemporary horror.From the woods to the stars, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales takes readers on a journey at once unexpected and familiar, as a diverse group of writers explore some of our most beloved tales in new ways across genres and styles.Contains stories by: Charlie Jane Anders, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Kat Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, Margo Lanagan, Marjorie Liu, Seanan McGuire, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Sofia Samatar, Karin Tidbeck, Catherynne M. Valente, and Genevieve Valentine.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An all-new anthology of cross-genre fairy tale retellings, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers.Once upon a time. It's how so many of our most beloved stories start.Fairy tales have dominated our cultural imagination for centuries. From the Brothers Grimm to the Countess d'Aulnoy, from Charles Perrault to Hans Christian Anderson, storytellers have crafted all sorts of tales that have always found a place in our hearts.Now a new generation of storytellers have taken up the mantle that the masters created and shaped their stories into something startling and electrifying.Packed with award-winning authors, this anthology explores an array of fairy tales in startling and innovative ways, in genres and settings both traditional and unusual, including science fiction, western, and post-apocalyptic as well as traditional fantasy and contemporary horror.From the woods to the stars, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales takes readers on a journey at once unexpected and familiar, as a diverse group of writers explore some of our most beloved tales in new ways across genres and styles.Contains stories by: Charlie Jane Anders, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Kat Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, Margo Lanagan, Marjorie Liu, Seanan McGuire, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Sofia Samatar, Karin Tidbeck, Catherynne M. Valente, and Genevieve Valentine.