Literary Matters: Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland novels

Twisted fairy tales, revisions and reversions of old legends and mythologies, turning everyday life inside out and at odd angles to itself, bringing Old Magic into a Today World–it’s all the province of names like Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett–and Catherynne M. Valente. As with those authors, Valente has already established cross-media ties; notably, songs by . . . → Read More: Literary Matters: Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland novels

The Firebird and Other Tales

A rainy, windy day… a roaring fireplace… And a new novel using Russian myths by a superb writer. Sounds perfect to me!

Over on Sleeping Hedgehog recently, we looked at a most extraordinary website. In that post I noted that I had been been re-reading and immensely enjoying her Orphan’s Tales (In the Night Garden . . . → Read More: The Firebird and Other Tales