Today we are offering up a chance to win an exciting new anthology! Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales is a mesmerizing new collection of stories by award-winning and bestselling authors who have reimagined their favorite classic stories, boiled them down to their bones and reassembled them again for a new generation of readers. Edited by acclaimed authors Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt, each story featured in Rags & Bones is written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction. Contributors to this anthology include Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Rick Yancey, Gene Wolfe, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Carrie Ryan, Saladin Ahmed, and Kelly Armstrong, and feature six illustrations from Charles Vess! Rags & Bones will be released on October 28, 2013 from Little, Brown.
One lucky reader will win a copy of Rags & Bones signed by all contributors and a signed print of one of the six illustrations by Charles Vess featured in the book! This giveaway is provided by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group!
Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia.
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Tim Pratt lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Heather Shaw and their son River. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Subterranean, and Tor.com, among many other places.
Tim Pratt’s books include story collections Little Gods and Hart & Boot & Other Stories, poetry collection If There Were Wolves, and the novel The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl. As T. A. Pratt, he created a series of urban fantasy novels about a sorceress named Marla Mason that begins with Blood Engines and continued with Poison Sleep, Dead Reign, Spell Games, and Broken Mirrors. He also wrote a short prequel novel for the series called Bone Shop. You can read more about them here.
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This contest is provided by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette
One lucky reader will win:
- A book signed by all contributors (WOW!)
- A signed print of one of the six illustrations by Charles Vess featured in the book
Available October 22, 2013 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
About this Book:
The best writers of our generation retell the classics.
Literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them; ones that have become ingrained in modern culture; and ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and then reassemble them for a new generation of readers.
Today’s most acclaimed authors use their own unique styles to rebuild these twelve timeless stories:
Sir Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene – Saladin Ahmed
W. W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw” – Kelley Armstrong
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” – Holly Black
“Sleeping Beauty” – Neil Gaiman
The Brothers Grimm’s “Rumpelstiltskin” – Kami Garcia
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening – Melissa Marr
Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” – Garth Nix
Henry James’s “The Jolly Corner” – Tim Pratt
E. M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” – Carrie Ryan
Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto – Margaret Stohl
William Seabrook’s “The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban” – Gene Wolfe
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” – Rick Yancey
And six illustrations by Charles Vess
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