Black Swan, White Raven by Ellen Datlow

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A fourth anthology from the editors of Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears presents contemporary retellings of traditional fairy tales, in Gregory Frost's ""Sparks,"" ""The Dog Rose"" by Sten Westgard, and other works by Jane Yolen, Joyce Carol Oates, Nancy Kress, and John Crowley."
 

About Ellen Datlow

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Ellen Datlow has edited sf/f/h short fiction for over thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror for twenty-one years and the Best Horror of the Year for the last five. Her most recent anthologies are Blood and Other Cravings, Supernatural Noir, Teeth, and a young adult dystopian anthology titled After (with Terri Windling). Ellen has won multiple World Fantasy, Locus, Hugo, Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, and Shirley Jackson Awards. She was the recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award and recently honoured with the Life Achievement Award given by the Horror Writers Association. Experts in the genres of mythic and speculative fiction, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have edited numerous anthologies for readers of all ages. Together and individually they have won abundant honors, including multiple World Fantasy, Hugo, and Bram Stoker Awards.Ellen Datlow has also received the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She lives in New York City. Terri Windling is the recipient of the Science Fiction Writers Association's Solstice Award for outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field. She lives in Devon, England. Michael Cadnum, a National Book Award finalist, is the author of over a dozen novels for young adults. He lives in Albany, California.
 
Published June 1, 1997 by Avon Books. 366 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Of the 19 tales and 2 poems here, the most popular source is Hansel and Gretel (Garry Kilworth, John Crowley, Nina Kiriki Hoffman), followed by Snow White (Don Webb, Pat Murphy) and Sleeping Beauty (Karen Joy Fowler, Michael Blumlein).

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Susanna Clarke's charming ""On Lickerish Hill"" sets the tale of Rumplestiltskin in the days of the gentleman scientist, and Don Webb's ""Three Dwarves and 2000 Maniacs"" proves a wonderfully twisted mix of fairy tales replete with deliciously bad puns.

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Terri Windling Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Fairy Tale Anthologies Fairy Tales More Fairy Tales (Plus E-texts) Stil More Fairy Tales (Plus E-texts) Fairy Tale Art I must say that I approached this book with some preconc...

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