Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Release: Fearie Tales edited by Stephen Jones

(US / UK covers with links)

Fearie Tales edited by Stephen Jones and edited by Alan Lee (of Tolkien/Peter Jackson films fame) is released in North America this week, a year after its UK release. This one is definitely aimed at the Halloween crowd but it has some great names in the horror genre inside, so if that is your taste, this is your book. Then there is Alan Lee's illustrative work which is always worth the price of admission, too.

I posted about the book back in January so if this seems familiar to regular SurLaLune readers, it is.

I couldn't get a good list of the table of contents to cut and paste, but the Amazon UK edition has a "Look Inside" so you can see all of the titles within.

Book description from the publisher:

In the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of the today's finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales--but with a decidedly darker twist.

Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retelling of classic stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, along with unsettling tales inspired by other children's classics, all interspersed with the original tales of their inspiration.

These modern masterpieces of the macabre by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Ramsey Campbell, Joanne Harris, Markus Heitz, John Ajvide Lindquist, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, and many others, and are illustrated by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee.

About the Editor:

Stephen Jones is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than 100 books in the horror and fantasy genres, including Best New Horror series, Dark Terrors, The Mammoth Book of Vampires, The Mammoth Book of Zombies, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and The Conan Chronicles. Jones is a former television director/producer and movie publicist and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies), he has edited the reprint anthology Best New Horror for more than 20 years. In 2014 he received Horror Writers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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