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Mythic Journeys

Retold Myths and Legends

Paula Guran

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Night Shade Books
07 May 2019
Anthologies (non-poetry); Fantasy; Short stories; Short Stories Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Fairy Tale; Mythological Creatures, People & Places
Award-winning editor Paula Guran presents a diverse reprint anthology collecting classic myths and legends, retold by today's top fantasy writers, including Neil Gaiman and Emma and Peter Straub. The Native American trickster Coyote . . . the snake-haired Greek Gorgon Medusa, whose gaze turned men to stone . . . Kaggen, creator of the San peoples of Africa . . . the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend . . . Freyja, the Norse goddess of love and beauty . . . Ys, the mythical sunken city once built on the coast of France . . . Ragnarok, the myth of a world destroyed and reborn . . . Jason and the Argonauts, sailing in search of the Golden Fleece . . . Myths and legends are the oldest of stories, part of our collective consciousness, and the source from which all fiction flows. Full of magic, supernatural powers, monsters, heroes, epic journeys, strange worlds, and vast imagination, they are fantasies so compelling we want to believe them true. This new anthology compiles some of the best modern short mythic retellings and reinvention of legend from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talent, offering readers new ways to interpret and understand the world. Adventure with us on these Mythic Journeys . Stories and authors include are: Lost Lake - Emma Straub and Peter Straub White Lines on a Green Field - Catherynne M. Valente Trickster - Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies - Brooke Bolander A Memory of Wind - Rachel Swirsky Leda - M. Rickert Chivalry - Neil Gaiman The God of Au - Ann Leckie Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate - Anya Johanna DeNiro Ogres of East Africa - Sofia Samatar Ys - Aliette de Bodard The Gorgon - Tanith Lee Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood - Charles de Lint Calypso in Berlin - Elizabeth Hand Seeds - Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter Wonder-Worker-of-the-World - Nisi Shawl Thesea and Astaurius - Priya Sharma Foxfire, Foxfire - Yoon Ha Lee Owl vs. the Neighborhood Watch - Darcie Little Badger How to Survive an Epic Journey - Tansy Rayner Roberts Simargl and the Rowan Tree - Ekaterina Sedia The Ten Suns - Ken Liu Armless Maidens of the American West - Genevieve Valentine Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream - Maria Dahvana Headley Zhyuin - John Shirley Immortal Snake - Rachel Pollack A Wolf in Iceland Is the Child of a Lie - Sonya Taaffe
Edited by:   Paula Guran
Imprint:   Night Shade Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   544g
ISBN:   9781597809580
ISBN 10:   1597809586
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   07 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paula Guran is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner. In addition to scores of novels and several single-author collections, she has edited more than forty published anthologies, including Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories By Women and Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold, both with Night Shade Books. She lives in Akron, Ohio.

Reviews for Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends

Praise for Mythic Journeys: The stories are all excellent, and the variety of storytelling makes this a solid choice for fantasy and general readers alike. -Booklist, starred review Fans of fables will find this a delightful exploration of the ways ancient stories can still captivate. -Publishers Weekly


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