January 8th, 2016


The Grimm Future

I was wondering when I'd get a chance to announce this one! I'm absolutely delighted to be part of a new anthology of SF stories based on Grimm's fairy tales entitled... The Grimm Future.

What a fine cover it has! What a great line-up that includes our own Maura McHugh (splinister), as well as a number of other writers whose work I have long admired. I'll list the scribblers below, but first I want to thank hatgirl who critiqued my own tale, "The Madman's Ungrateful Child", and Erin Underwood, the editor and all-round fabuloid.

Table of Contents

  • “Introduction” by Erin Underwood

  • “Pair of Ugly Stepsisters, Three of a Kind” by Garth Nix
    based upon multiple Grimm fairy tales, including Little Brother and Little Sister,Rapunzel, Little Red-Cap, and Cinderella

  • “The Iron Man” by Max Gladstone
    based upon Iron John

  • “Zel and Grets” by Maura McHugh
    based upon Hansel & Gretel

  • “For Want of a NAIL” by Sandra McDonald & Stephen D. Covey
    based upon The Nail

  • “The Shroud” by Dan Wells
    based upon The Shroud

  • “Long-Term Employment” by Mike Resnick
    based upon Death’s Messengers

  • “Swan Dive” by Nancy Holder
    based upon The Six Swans

  • “The White Rat” by Dana Cameron
    based upon The White Snake

  • “Origins” by Carlos Hernandez
    based upon The Star-Talers

  • “Angie Taylor in: Peril Beneath the Earth’s Crust” by John Langan
    based upon The Brave Little Tailor

  • “The Three Snake-Leaves” by Jeffrey Ford
    based upon The Three Snake-Leaves

  • “The Madman’s Ungrateful Child” by Peadar Ó Guillín
    based upon The Bremen Town-Musicians

  • “Stories of the Trees, Stories of the Birds, Stories of the Bones” by Kat Howard
    based upon The Juniper Tree

  • “Be Still, and Listen” by Seanan McGuire
    based upon Little Briar-Rose