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Sword stone table : old legends, new voices

Swapna Krishna (Editor), Jenn Northington (Editor)
An anthology of gender-bent, queered, race-bent, and inclusive retellings of iconic stories from the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. Legends so embedded in our culture that they feel real. As early as the twelfth century, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Thomas Malory, and Edmund Spenser wrote what today would be called fanfic. Indeed, from their very earliest incarnations, these stories were waiting to be reinterpreted and retold, and they have lived through the centuries because they were transformed. Sword Stone Table marks a continuation of that tradition and the start of a brand-new one. Here you'll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as a Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in a futuristic Mexico City penthouse spying on Lancelot via advanced technology; you'll discover Excalibur reformed as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are lesbian lady knights, and stories set in turn-of-the-century Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space. Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2021
A Vintage Books original View all formats and editions
Vintage Books, New York, 2021
short stories
xiii, 465 pages ; 21 cm
9780593081891, 0593081897
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