Saturday, December 21, 2013

XO Orpheus edited by Kate Bernheimer

XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths edited by Kate Bernheimer --- 544 pages

This is an anthology of short stories designed as contemporary re-tellings or re-imagings of well known myths and legends; predominantly classical Greek and Roman myths with a sprinkling of other sources. The authors include both established and up-and-coming writers; predominantly American or British with a sprinkling of other backgrounds. The editor is an award-winning fantasy writer and anthologist.

The stories on offer are idiosyncratic and experimental. For readers with a serious interest in mythology and fantasy. Anyone else is likely to be confused and bored.

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