Black Thorn, White Rose by Ellen Datlow

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The compilers of Snow White, Rose Red present eighteen retellings of classic fairy tales in contemporary and adult formats, including the writings of such authors as Peter Straub and Roger Zelazny. 10,000 first printing.

About Ellen Datlow

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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. Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and passionate advocate of fantasy literature. She has won six World Fantasy awards for her editorial work and the Mythopoeic Award for her novel "The Wood Wife". She has edited over thirty anthologies, many in collaboration with Ellen Datlow--including the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tale series, "The Armless Maiden", "Sirens", "The Green Man", and "Swan Sister". She has also written children's books and articles on myth and folklore, and she edits the Endicott Studio Online Journal of Mythic Arts website. She divides her time between homes in Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.
Published January 1, 1994 by MORROW, WILLIAM @ & COMPANY IN. 386 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 The editors of the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror concoct a potent brew of fairy tales spiked with feminism.

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Susan Wade presents overweight princess Ylianna who, to gain the love of a prince, uses a toxic powder to metamorphose into a raven-haired beauty.

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Datlow and Windling (Snow White, Blood Red), winners of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, have compiled a second volume of ``fairy tales for adults''-an enchanting, witty collection of 18 original stories that in general achieve relevance without losing their patina of magic.

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