Tag Archives: fairy tales

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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The Starlit Wood: Stephen Graham Jones

Once upon a time there was The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. It won the Shirley Jackson Award, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, and a whole slew of other awards. It re-imagined seventeen
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It Came From the Deep: Five Quick Questions with Maria Lewis

The Most Excellent Maria Lewis has a surprise YA novel out, It Came From the Deep. I forced her to sit down and tell me about it. You’re welcome.

1. Think quick: tell us about It Came From the Deep
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The Art of Cameos in a Fictional World

This is a lovely and considered article by Carina Bissett about my collection A Feast of Sorrows: Stories (Prime Books).

My introduction to the work of the Australian writer Angela Slatter occurred when I stumbled across the Tor.com
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The Tallow-Wife limited edition

Right, folks.

I have six copies of the very limited edition hardcover of The Tallow-Wife novella from FableCroft, illustrated by Kathleen Jennings, and written by me. They will be dropped in to Pulp Fiction Booksellers by moi tomorrow morning. If you want one,
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Conflux: A Grimm Tales Report

Ellen Datlow, Kaaron Warren, Angela Slatter at Muse. Photo by Cat Sparks

So the title is so misleading!

It was great! Grimm but great!  But not grim.

As some of you’ll know from my constant stream of selfies (sorry!) I spent this past weekend in
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Conflux, The Tallow-Wife and a Dress with Pockets

Greetings from the much neglected blog!

I’m at Conflux this weekend, in our nation’s lovely capital of Canberra!

If you’re here, please come up and say ‘hi’! I look something like this (dress has pockets). Tomorrow I will look different.

Also, if you pre-ordered The
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