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The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest

Mythic Fiction: Book 1

Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling

One of our most enduring, universal myths is that of the Green Man-the spirit who stands for Nature in its most wild and untamed form, a man with leaves for hair who dwells deep within the mythic forest. Through the ages and around the world, the Green Man and other nature spirits have appeared in stories, songs, and artwork, as well as many beloved fantasy novels, including Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Now Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, the acclaimed editors of over twenty anthologies, have gathered some of today's finest writers of magical fiction to interpret the spirits of nature in short stories and poetry. Charles Vess (Stardust) brings his stellar eye and brush to the decorations, and Windling provides an introduction exploring Green Man symbolism and forest myth.

The Green Man will become required reading for teenagers and adults alike-not only for fans of fantasy fiction, but for anyone interested in mythology and the mysteries of the wilderness.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface - essay by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Introduction: About the Green Man and Other Forest Lore - essay by Terri Windling
  • Going Wodwo - poem by Neil Gaiman
  • Grand Central Park - novelette by Delia Sherman
  • Daphne - shortstory by Michael Cadnum
  • Somewhere in My Mind There Is a Painting Box - novelette by Charles de Lint
  • Among the Leaves So Green - novelette by Tanith Lee
  • Song of the Cailleach Bheur - poem by Jane Yolen
  • Hunter's Moon - shortstory by Patricia A. McKillip
  • Charlie's Away - novelette by Midori Snyder
  • A World Painted by Birds - novelette by Katherine Vaz
  • Grounded - novelette by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Overlooking - shortstory by Carol Emshwiller
  • Fee, Fie, Foe, et Cetera - novelette by Gregory Maguire
  • Joshua Tree - novelette by Emma Bull
  • Ali Anugne O Chash (The Boy Who Was) - shortstory by Carolyn Dunn
  • Remnants - shortstory by Kathe Koja
  • The Pagodas of Ciboure - novelette by M. Shayne Bell
  • Green Men - poem by Bill Lewis
  • The Green Word - novelette by Jeffrey Ford
  • About the Editors - essay by uncredited
  • About the Artist - essay by uncredited

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm

Mythic Fiction: Book 2

Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling

Faeries, or creatures like them, can be found in almost every culture the world over-benevolent and terrifying, charming and exasperating, shifting shape from country to country, story to story, and moment to moment. In The Faery Reel, acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have asked some of today's finest writers of fantastic fiction for short stories and poems that draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature. This companion to the World Fantasy Award-winner and Locus bestseller The Green Man is edgy, provocative, and thoroughly magical. Like the faeries themselves.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface - essay by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Introduction: The Faeries - essay by Terri Windling
  • The Boys of Goose Hill - (1991) - poem by Charles de Lint
  • CATNYP - novelette by Delia Sherman
  • Elvenbrood - novelette by Tanith Lee
  • Your Garnet Eyes - shortstory by Katherine Vaz
  • Tengu Mountain - novelette by Gregory Frost
  • The Faery Handbag - novelette by Kelly Link
  • The Price of Glamour - novelette by Steve Berman
  • The Night Market - shortstory by Holly Black
  • Never Never - novelette by Bruce Glassco
  • Screaming for Faeries - novelette by Ellen Steiber
  • Immersed in Matter - novelette by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Undine - shortstory by Patricia A. McKillip
  • The Oakthing - novelette by Gregory Maguire
  • Foxwife - novelette by Hiromi Goto
  • The Dream Eaters - novelette by A. M. Dellamonica
  • The Faery Reel - poem by Neil Gaiman
  • The Shooter at the Heartrock Waterhole - novelette by Bill Congreve
  • The Annals of Eelin-Ok - shortstory by Jeffrey Ford
  • De La Tierra - shortstory by Emma Bull
  • How to Find Faery - poem by Nan Fry
  • Further Reading - essay by uncredited
  • About the Editors - essay by uncredited
  • About the Illustrator - essay by uncredited

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales

Mythic Fiction: Book 3

Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling

Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world--each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess.

The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface - essay by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Introduction - essay by Terri Windling
  • One Odd Shoe - shortstory by Pat Murphy
  • Coyote Woman - poem by Carolyn Dunn
  • Wagers of Gold Mountain - shortstory by Steve Berman
  • The Listeners - shortstory by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Realer Than You - shortstory by Christopher Barzak
  • The Fiddler of Bayou Teche - shortstory by Delia Sherman
  • A Tale for the Short Days - shortstory by Richard Bowes
  • Friday Night at St. Cecilia's - shortstory by Ellen Klages
  • The Fortune-Teller - shortstory by Patricia A. McKillip
  • How Raven Made His Bride - poem by Theodora Goss
  • Crow Roads - shortstory by Charles de Lint
  • The Chamber Music of Animals - shortstory by Katherine Vaz
  • Uncle Bob Visits - shortstory by Caroline Stevermer
  • Uncle Tompa - poem by Midori Snyder
  • Cat of the World - shortstory by Michael Cadnum
  • Honored Guest - shortstory by Ellen Kushner
  • Always the Same Story - shortstory by Elizabeth E. Wein
  • The Señorita and the Cactus Thorn - shortstory by Kim Antieau
  • Black Rock Blues - shortstory by Will Shetterly
  • The Constable of Abal - shortstory by Kelly Link
  • A Reversal of Fortune - shortstory by Holly Black
  • God Clown - shortstory by Carol Emshwiller
  • The Other Labyrinth - shortstory by Jedediah Berry
  • The Dreaming Wind - shortstory by Jeffrey Ford
  • Kawaku Anansi Walks the World's Web - poem by Jane Yolen
  • The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change - novelette by Kij Johnson
  • Further Reading - essay by uncredited
  • About the Editors - essay by uncredited
  • About the Illustrator - essay by uncredited

The Beastly Bride and Other Tales of the Animal People

Mythic Fiction: Book 4

Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling

What do werewolves, vampires, and the Little Mermaid have in common? They are all shapechangers. In The Beastly Bride, acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring together original stories and poems from a stellar lineup of authors including Peter S. Beagle, Ellen Kushner, Jane Yolen, Lucius Shepard, and Tanith Lee, as well as many new, diverse voices. Terri Windling provides a scholarly, yet accessible introduction, and Charles Vess's decorations open each story. From Finland to India, the Pacific Northwest to the Hamptons, shapechangers are part of our magical landscape and The Beastly Bride is sure to be one of the most acclaimed anthologies of the year.

Table of Contents:

  • "Island Lake" by E. Catherine Tobler
  • "The Puma's Daughter" by Tanith Lee
  • "Map of Seventeen" by Christopher Barzak
  • "The Selkie Speaks" by Delia Sherman
  • "Bear's Bride" by Johanna Sinisalo
  • "The Abominable Child's Tale" by Carol Emshwiller
  • "The Hikikomori" by Hiromi Goto
  • "The Comeuppance of Creegus Maxin" by Gregory Frost
  • "Ganesha" by Jeffrey Ford
  • "The Elephant's Bride" by Jane Yolen
  • "The Children of Cadmus" by Ellen Kushner
  • "The White Doe Mourns Her Childhood" by Jeanine Hall Gailey
  • "The White Doe's Love Song" by Jeanine Hall Gailey
  • "The White Doe Decides" by Jeanine Hall Gailey
  • "Coyote and Valorosa" by Terra L. Gearheart
  • "One Thin Dime" by Stewart Moore
  • "The Monkey Bride" by Midori Snyder
  • "Pishaach" by Shweta Narayan
  • "The Salamander Fire" by Marly Youmans
  • "The Margay's Children" by Richard Bowes
  • "Thumbleriggery and Fledglings" by Steve Berman
  • "The Flock" by Lucius Shepard
  • "The Children of the Shark God" by Peter Beagle
  • "Rosina" by Nan Fry