In this triumphant new collection of original fiction, twenty-one of today's leading writers spin the cherished fables of childhood into glittering gold--offering magical tales for adults, as seductive as they are sophisticated.
- A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated brother's wedding by inventing a "magic" suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart...
- A young girl's strange fairy tale obsession results in a brutal murder...
- An embittered mother cares for her dying son who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty...
- In a bleak and desolate industrial wasteland, a group of violent outcasts lays the tattered myths of one Millenium to rest, and gives terrifying birth to those of the next.
Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires--imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer, and more delightfully subversive.
Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Kiss Kiss by Tanith Lee
Carabosse by Delia Sherma
The Price by Patricia Briggs
Glass Coffin by Caitlνn R. Kiernan
The Vanishing Virgin by Harvey Jacobs
Clad in Gossamer by Nancy Kress
Precious by Nalo Hopkinson
The Sea Hag by Melissa Lee Shaw
The Frog Chauffeur by Garry Kilworth
The Dybbuk in the Bottle by Russell William Asplund
The Shell Box by Karawynn Long
Ivory Bones by Susan Wade
The Wild Heart by Anne Bishop
You Wandered Off Like a Foolish Child to Break Your Heart and Mine by Pat York
Arabian Phoenix by India Edghill
Toad-Rich by Michael Cadnum
Skin So Green and Fine by Wendy Wheeler
The Willful Child, the Black Dog, and the Beanstalk by Melanie Tem
Locks by Neil Gaiman
Marsh-Magic by Robin McKinley
Toad by Patricia A. McKillip
Original title: Silver Birch, Blood Moon
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Reinterpretations
The following works are contained within this one:
Clad in Gossamer (1999) [Short Story]
Author: Nancy Kress
You Wandered Off Like a Foolish Child to Break Your Heart and Mine (1999) [Short Story]
Author: Pat York