Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction
Registered by GoryDetails of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/13/2018
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I got this softcover from Better World Books. It's a YA anthology of fantasy/SF stories by a variety of authors, including some of my favorites. There are author-notes after each story, always of interest. Among my favorite tales: Delia Sherman's "Cotillion," a re-telling of the "Tam Lin" story from a modern girl's perspective; "Beauty" by Sherwood Smith, which picks up on characters from Smith's Crown Duel to show what happens years afterwards - some nice twists here; Meredith Ann Pierce's retelling of "The Fall of Ys," with a more satisfactory (to me, anyway) interpretation of events; Patricia A. McKillip's "Byndley", another tale of faerie, with a poignant turn; and Megan Whalen Turner's"The Baby in the Night Deposit Box," where a very unusual child is dropped off at a bank's night-deposit, winds up becoming a ward of the bank (nobody can bear to part with her, and she seems miserable whenever she leaves the building), and eventually grows up to take a very neat vengeance on the people who parted her from her birth-parents.
Journal Entry 2 by GoryDetails at Little Free Library, 4 Houlton St. in Bedford, Massachusetts USA on Monday, February 12, 2018
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