Black Thorn, White Rose

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Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
Signet, 1996 - Fairy tales - 386 pages
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The award-winning editors of "Snow White, Blood Red" return to the distinctly adult realms of myth and the fantastic with 18 wondrous stories that remold the most cherished childhood fables into things sexier, more sinister, and more appealing to grown-up tastes and sensibilities. Includes contributions by Jane Yolen, Roger Zelansky, and Peter Straub.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I dunno. Objectively speaking this was probably very well-written and provocative. It just didn't do it for me. Part of the problem is that the editors' taste runs toward the creepy - and mine doesn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - drbubbles - LibraryThing

Mostly very good indeed; ruined somewhat by the inexplicable inclusion of Peter Straub's extraordinarily abstruse "Ashputtle." I wish I knew what possesses editors to include such pieces. (I'm fairly new to the modernized-fairy-tale genre, so I may be overrating this.) Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Ellen Datlow is the editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online from 1981-1998. Then she was the editor of the webzine Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror from September 1998-December 1999. She has won the World Fantasy Award seven times, the Bram Stoker Award twice with her co-editors and the Hugo Award for Best Editor in 2002 and 2005. She currently lives in New York City and edits fiction for In 2011 she was given the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association.She is a long time trustee of the Horror Writers Association. She has been the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the KGB Bar since 2000, a series which features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction.

Fairy and folklore scholar Terri Windling, five-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, has edited and written numerous fantasy works for both adults and children. She divides her time between Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.

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