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Queen Victoria's Book of Spells

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells

An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy

by Ellen Datlow (Editor)Terri Windling (Editor) Terri Windling and others

CD-Audio Publication Date: 12/01/2016

 
"Gaslamp fantasy", or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels, includingStardust by Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, andThe Prestige by Christopher Priest owe their inspiration to works by nineteenth-century writers ranging from Jane Austen, the Brontes, and George Meredith to Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and William Morris. And, of course, the entire steampunk genre and subculture owes more than a little to literature inspired by this period.

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves these works of neo-Victorian fiction and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call "fantasy of manners", all of which fit under the larger umbrella of gaslamp fantasy. The result is 18 stories by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both best-selling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth-century invested (or cursed!) with magic.
ISBN:
9781511319799
9781511319799
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
12-01-2016
Publisher:
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
165x133x13mm
Weight:
0.07kg
Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for more than thirty years. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Sci Fiction and has edited almost one hundred anthologies.

Datlow has also won lifetime achievement awards from three prominent genre organizations and current acquires short fiction for Tor.com.

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