Fairy tales retoldâ€”with a twistâ€”from â€śsome of our best storytellersâ€ť including Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson, Tanith Lee, and others (The Washington Post).
In this â€śno holds barred . . . nightmarish . . . provocativeâ€ť collection, bestselling and award-winning fantasy masters put a dark, disturbing, and erotic spin on your favorite bedtime storiesâ€”and give you something entirely new to trouble your dreams (The New York Times Book Review).
A boy is haunted through adulthood by a soul-eating creature that lies forever in wait under Neil Gaimanâ€™s â€śTroll Bridgeâ€ť; a melancholy amphibian shares his most private fantasies with a therapist in Gahan Wilsonâ€™s â€śThe Frog Princeâ€ť; in Tanith Leeâ€™s â€śSnow-Drop,â€ť a lonely artist invites seven circus performers into her home to satisfy an obsession; in Steve Rasnic Temâ€™s â€śLittle Poucet,â€ť a band of lost brothers find refuge and terror with a hungry family in the woods; and Wendy Wheeler delves into the deviant psyche of the predatory male in â€śLittle Red.â€ť Also featuring Nancy Kress, Charles de Lint, Melanie Tem, Patricia A. McKillip, Jack Dann, and others, all paying a revisit to our favorite fairy tales in ways youâ€™ve never dared to imagine.