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Rags & Bones

By Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt
Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt digital book - Fable

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The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.

From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, the ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them, the ones that have become ingrained in modern culture, and the ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and reassemble them for a new generation of readers.

Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction, these short stories are as moving and thought provoking as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the past while celebrating each author's unique perception and innovative style.

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“"That the Machine May Progress Eternally" by Carrie Ryan - 3 stars (read Jan 19, 2023) Inspired by E.M. Forester’s “The Machine Stops.” I thought this was good! "Losing Her Divinity" by Garth Nix - 1 star (read Jan 19, 2023) Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King.” This one was not for me. It was kinda cool how it was narrated, but the story didn’t work for me personally. "The Sleeper and the Spindle" by Neil Gaiman - 4 stars (read Jan 20, 2023) Inspired by “Sleeping Beauty.” Oh, this was magnificent! Snow White and the dwarfs coming to save Sleeping Beauty??”

About Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series. The series has sold in 24 languages to date, appeared on bestseller lists abroad, and is in development with Universal Studios for a major motion picture. She is also the co-author (with Kelley Armstrong) of the upcoming Blackwell Pages and co-editor (with Armstrong) of the forthcoming YA anthologies, Enthralled (2011) and Entrapped (2013).

Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author whose works have been nominated for most of the major genre awards. His stories have been reprinted in numerous Year's Best anthologies, including the Best American Short Stories. He is a senior editor at Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, and edited the 2010 anthology Sympathy for the Devil.

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