dragons, fairy tales and a short story

Young adult author Cecil Castellucci has written a short story based on the Prince Lindwurm fairy tale (which I hadn’t heard of before, actually), and it is featured today on Tor.com.  The Tor website publishes novel excerpts, original pieces of prose, comics and poetry every week.  This bountiful content is probably the reason I think of Tor first when I am searching my brain for the name of a ‘publisher of fantasy and sci-fi.’

illustration by Sam Burley

In the past, I’ve also found lovely fairy tale contributions by favorite authors Catherynne M. Valente ("The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While," an addition to the Fairyland story) and Marissa Meyer ("Glitches," featuring characters from Cinder).  Oh!  And if you’re curious about Cecil Castellucci’s novel-length works, she recently published The Year of the Beasts with Nate Powell, a half-novel, half-graphic novel. 

But!  The point: go read “Brother. Prince. Snake.  You can thank me later.

7 comments:

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

I'm definitely going to read this, thanks!

Liviania said...

I love the short stories Tor publishes. I think my favorite is the one where Shakespeare attends a performance of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

GABY said...

I will! Thanks for the recommendation ;)

Donna @ Bites said...

I'm definitely going to check out some of those links. You should look into Pyr, the SF/F imprint of Prometheus. I've found a bunch of interesting fantasy titles there.

Alyce said...

I go through reading phases in my life, and I've been noticing lately that I've been dipping into fantasy more and more - it's just been a gradual thing. I do look forward to seeing the Tor newsletters in my email, but missed these short stories, so I'm off to check them out.

GABY said...

Me again hehe! I just read the story, wow, amazing! Loved it :)

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Thanks for sharing! I never knew this site before, how is it possible :o And I really liked the short story too ^^

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