Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

By Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt

The most sensible writers of our new release retell vintage tales.

From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The computer Stops," literature is stuffed with horny, lethal, and downright twisted stories. during this assortment, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favourite vintage tales, those that experience encouraged, awed, and enraged them, those that experience develop into ingrained in glossy tradition, and those which have been too lengthy ignored. They take those tales and boil them right down to their bones, and reassemble them for a brand new iteration of readers.

Written from a twenty-first century point of view and set in the geographical regions of technology fiction, dystopian fiction, delusion, and real looking fiction, those brief tales are as relocating and inspiration upsetting as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the previous whereas celebrating each one author's certain conception and cutting edge kind.

Today's so much acclaimed authors use their very own exact kinds to rebuild the twelve undying stories:

Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Saladin Ahmed

W. W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw" - Kelley Armstrong

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" - Holly Black

"Sleeping attractiveness" - Neil Gaiman

The Brothers Grimm's "Rumpelstiltskin" - Kami Garcia

Kate Chopin's The Awakening - Melissa Marr

Rudyard Kipling's "The guy Who will be King" - Garth Nix

Henry James's "The Jolly nook" - Tim Pratt

E. M. Forster's "The laptop Stops" - Carrie Ryan

Horace Walpole's The fortress of Otranto - Margaret Stohl

William Seabrook's "The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban" - Gene Wolfe

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birth-Mark" - Rick Yancey

And six illustrations by means of Charles Vess

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