Tag Archives: fairy tales

Kane’s Scary Tales Vol. 1

Paul Kane’s latest, Scary Tales, will soon be available. I read it and liked it so much I wrote the Introduction.

Beware: the writing style is deceptive, conversational: you’re just having a drink with an old friend …
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Locus Interview Extract

There’s an extract of my interview with Locus Magazine over at Locus online.

“I worked with intent. My thought was, I’m 37, and I want to give this a real go to do it as a career. I don’t want
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Chinese Translations in SFW!

Normally when I’m this excited I make a noise only dogs can hear, but I am so extra-mega-excited about this that the squeaks can be heard in Paraguay.

SFW magazine translated three of my tales for this issue! “Home and
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Bitterwood

Re-stocked The Bitterwood Bible cards today, and remembered how much I love the cover of the book. Kathleen Jennings’ artwork always seems to be drawn straight from my head.

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The Starlit Wood: Aliette de Bodard

In this week’s Starlit Wood blog post, the wonderful Aliette de Bodard talks about “Pearl”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

The story of Dã Tràng and the pearl has always stuck with me: it’s a classic Vietnamese
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The Starlit Wood: Jeffrey Ford

Today in The Starlit Wood blog series one of my favourite writers, the amazing Jeffrey Ford, talks about his tale “The Thousand Eyes”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

We were asked by the editors to pick an
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The Starlit Wood: Kat Howard

Today’s visitor to The Starlit Wood is the delightful Kat Howard, talking about her tale “Reflected”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

My story, “Reflected,” is a retelling of “The Snow Queen.” My favorite part of that story has
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The Tallow-Wife

Random Alex says lovely things about The Tallow-Wife over here

“I can always rely on Angela Slatter to shatter my heart.”

My work here is done. *swirls cape*

 

The Starlit Wood: Max Gladstone

In today’s Starlit Wood post, Max Gladstone discusses “Giants in the Sky”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

The term “beanstalk” has a second life outside of fairy tales, in fiction about space elevators. I wanted to play on this connection, and
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Heading back into …

… the lands of the Sourdough/Bitterwood world …

“Books were in the blood of the Briars; Sandor, great-great-great-grandfather of the clan, was a collector (less frequently a bookseller for he could hardly bear to part with the things), especially of tomes and fragments
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