Original short stories that transport Grimm's fairy tales into the future.
Blending fresh new science fiction with a futuristic dash of magic, The Grimm Future is a unique anthology of reimagined Grimm fairy tales from some of today's most exciting authors—along with the original stories that inspired them.
Blending fresh new science fiction with a futuristic dash of magic, The Grimm Future is a unique anthology of reimagined Grimm fairy tales from some of today’s most exciting authors—along with the original stories that inspired them. The Grimm Future examines our humanity and what that term might come to mean through the eyes of future generations as society advances into an age when technology consumes nearly every aspect of our lives or has ultimately changed life as we know it. How might these timeless stories evolve? Given the relentless onrush of technology, there is even greater need for fairy tales and Grimm magic in our future. Read on!
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