Search Results: "Terri Windling"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS by Ellen Datlow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2013

"Splendid tales that illuminate a bygone era's darker corners."
Eighteen tales of gaslamp fantasy, that is, historical fantasy set in an alternate 19th century where magic worked or supernatural events occurred, together with an extensive and informative introduction from editor Windling tracing historical roots and adding context. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A fine selection for new readers looking to sample this type of fiction or for dedicated fans seeking fresh voices. (Science fiction/short stories. 12 & up)"
Both superstar and up-and-coming YA authors tackle the themes of apocalypse and dystopia in 19 short stories and poems. Read full book review >

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TEETH by Ellen Datlow
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Great for diving in and out, although a bit overwhelming cover-to-cover, this collection might even win boys back to vampire lit. (author bios) (Horror/vampire anthology. YA)"
Once again, Datlow and Windling (Troll's Eye View, 2009, etc.) have pulled together a who's who of teen-literature and genre luminaries, this time telling tales of vampires. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Author comments, mostly about favorite childhood fairy tales, follow each story. (Short stories. 11-15)"
Harking back to a time when "fairy tales were scarier . . . and the heroes and heroines were more interesting," 13 fantasists spin trenchant remakes or sequels. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 1993

"Add on the various summations (Fantasy, Horror, TV and movies, obituaries, Honorable Mentions) and the result is another generous, appealing anthology, with much fine work and something to please all tastes."
Another colossal compendium, comprising 48 stories (although the late Angela Carter's ``Alice in Prague, or the Curious Room'' is included but not listed) and five poems (though two poems by Margaret Atwood are listed but not included). Read full book review >

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BLACK THORN, WHITE ROSE by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"No matter which tour you take through this frightening and dark enchanted wood, Datlow and Windling again prove themselves the best guides."
The editors of the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror concoct a potent brew of fairy tales spiked with feminism. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself. The perfect bedside book—as long as there's a light left on in the hallway."
There are pleasures aplenty in this latest doorstopper field-report from the world of unicorns, wizards, altered mental states, and magical transformations. Read full book review >

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BLACK SWAN, WHITE RAVEN by Ellen Datlow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"Fresh, often feminist significance teased out of ancient, ageless tapestries."
Fourth in the series of fairy tales reworked for modern audiences (Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Eclectic, well crafted, with authentic thrills and chills: a solid addition to the series."
Another huge, 51-piece compilation of 44 stories, an essay, and six poems, ranging in tone from light humor through splatterpunk to dark horror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ESSENTIAL BORDERTOWN by Terri  Windling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Over to you."
Of that egregious title, readers might well demand: —Essential— to whom? Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"There are over 40 entries here, in a collection not to be missed by anyone seriously interested in fantasy or horror."
The variety of this top-flight annual never fails to appeal, in part because it covers so much material, including, along with the best stories, obituaries of writers whose files have closed, a review of the year's best fantasy in film, television, and comic books, and summations of the year's activities in horror and fantasy. Read full book review >