I mentioned last year that the newest volume of the mythic fiction series edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling would be released this coming spring, and here we are, a couple of days after its release date. The Beastly Bride. This is a great anthology of fiction for young adults and adults alike. Here’s a description from editor Terri Windling:
The fourth volume in the Mythic Fiction series contains beastly brides, animal bridegrooms, shape-shifters, were-creatures, and other stories of animal-human transformation from world mythology. The authors who have contributed to the book are Christopher Barzak, Peter Beagle, Steve Berman, Richard Bowes, Carol Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Gregory Frost, Nan Fry, Jeanine Hall Gailey, Terra Gearheart, Hiromi Goto, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Steward Moore, Shweta Narayan, Johanna Sinisalo, Lucius Shepard, Delia Sherman, Midori Snyder, E. Catherine Tobler, Jane Yolen, and Marly Youmans.
My own story certainly has a shape changer of sorts, but it also investigates the other half of the anthology’s title, bride, by addressing that most recently still (unfortunately) touchy subject of a marriage between a same sex couple. Beastly indeed.
If you pick it up, I hope you enjoy the stories.