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Fairy Tales with a Twist

May 4, 2009 - Amy Phelps
Classic fairy tales get a new spin in this collection of short stories, "Terribly Twisted Tales" edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg.

In 18 stories, authors Dennis L. McKiernan, Annie Jones, Chris Pierson, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Mary Louise Eklund, Robert E. Vardeman, Kathleen Watness, Jody Lynn Nye, Jim C. Hines, Steven D. Sullivan, Brendan DuBois, Paul Genesse, Ramsey Lundock, Skip and Penny Williams, Elizabeth A. Vaughan, Janet Deaver-Pack, Kelly Swails and Michael A. Stackpole give the stories we know and love their own signature mark.

In these pages you'll see a dark version of Hansel and Gretel, a moonshining Golda Lockes, a ghostly magic mirror, a murder mystery involving Cinderella and her stepsisters, Jack's beanstock with a genetic engineering twist, the power of names in Rumplestilskin, a fae Little Red Riding Hood, a sad story of an otherworldly Peter Pan, a modern-day Rapunzel, a revenge-seeking Little Match Girl, a female (and clockwork) Pinnochio, magic goats, and much more.

For anyone who likes the classic fairy tales or fantasy stories, this is a great collection to enjoy on a warm spring day.

"Terribly Twisted Tales" is published by Daw. It is $7.99 and 303 pages long.


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