Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears

""Once upon a time ..." So begin the classic fairy tales that enthralled and terrified us as children. Now, in their third critically acclaimed collection of original fairy tales for adults, World Fantasy Award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling bring us twenty-one new stories by some of the top names in literature today. Joyce Carol Oates, Gahan Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman -- these are but a few of the accomplished literary sorcerers who have gathered here to remold our timeless myths into more sensuous and disturbing forms. Like the fabled ruby slippers, there is powerful magic here. Rich witches in trendy resorts cast evil spells ... beautiful princesses age and wither in sleeping worlds ... terrible beasts reside beneath flawless skin.

Dark, disturbing, delightful, each story was written expressly for this superb collection of distinctly grown-up fantasy -- a brilliant companion volume to Datlow and Windling's acclaimed anthologies, "Snow White, Blood Red and "Black Thorn, White Rose.

Title:Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780380778720
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    Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears Reviews

  • Marquise

    A passable installment in the series as a whole, but a somewhat disappointing one when each story is taken individually, at least for my taste. In this collection I've found the 3rd attempt by Tanith ...

  • CuriousLibrarian

    This is a 3.5 from me. It could have been a 4, except for a couple of truly bad choices of stories from editors who are usually very good. The first story, "Ruby Slippers" was just terrible, and it ma...

  • Megan Baxter

    So, let's maybe start by talking about the organizing theme? And then a couple of stories I particularly liked, and a few things I noticed. Retellings of fairy tales is an obvious win - so much so tha...

  • Bryce

    Ruby Slippers, Susan WadeDorthy Gale's story of the Wizard of Oz, as told through the veneer of show business. This is a cute, fun interpretation of the movie, but nothing particularly thoughtful. The...

  • Margaret Moller

    I have rather enjoyed this series on modern day retellings of fairy tales, but not this volume so much. I can handle sex and violence, but not when there is no reason for it. By the time I got to "Mat...

  • Becky

    I love this series, the new take on my favorite fairy tales. Sadly these books are extremely hard to find which is a shame, because they are wonderful....

  • Angela

    Definitely a few gems but I think this was a weaker editing collaboration by Datlow and Windling, I usually love their fairy tale and mythic anthologies. Also I don't remember if this was done in the ...

  • Samaire

    This volume 2 collection was much more graphic than the last edition. It did not pique my interest as much either. I found the characters less sympathetic. Short story collections aren’t as appealin...

  • Debbie

    I am addicted to this series. Whether I am seeking a funny, light-hearted update to a classic fairy tale or a a frightening look at the dark underbelly of "ever after" this book has something to offer...

  • Lisa Findley

    I enjoyed about half of the stories, and had various frustrations with the other half....