Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

by John Klima


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Once Upon A Time...

...in the faraway land of Story, a Hugo-winning Editor realized that no one had collected together the fairy tales of the age, and that doorstopthick anthologies of modern fairy tales were sorely lacking...

And so the Editor ventured forth, wandering the land of Story from shore to shore, climbing massive mountains of books and delving deep into lush, literary forests, gathering together thirty-three of the best re-tellings of fairy tales he could find. Not just any fairy tales, mind you, but tantalizing tales from some of the biggest names in today’s fantastic fiction, authors like Gregory Maguire, Susanna Clarke, Charles de Lint, Holly Black, Alethea Kontis, Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, Paul Di Filippo, Gregory Frost, and Nancy Kress. But these stories alone weren’t enough to satisfy the Editor, so the Editor ventured further, into the dangerous cave of the fearsome Bill Willingham, and emerged intact with a magnificent introduction, to tie the collection together.

And the inhabitants of Story—from the Kings and Queens relaxing in their castles to the peasants toiling in the fields, from the fey folk flitting about the forests to the trolls lurking under bridges and the giants in the hills—read the anthology, and enjoyed it. And they all lived...

...Happily Ever After.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597802208
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John Klima, an award-winning baseball writer, has written for the New York Times, Yahoo! Sports, and Los Angeles Times. His story "Deal of the Century" was selected by David Maraniss to be included in the 2007 edition of Best American Sports Writing. In 2007, he was honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors for column writing. He is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the Society for American Baseball Research. Visit his Web sites at www.klimaink.com. and www.baseballbeginnings.com.

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Happily Ever After 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm kind of a sucker for fairy tale-ish things, but even if I wasn't I would have liked this book. It has some really amazing authors. Of course some stories are better than others, but all in all it was quite good. Some of the stories were the king that your still thinking about days later. Loved it! highly highly recommend.
MillieHennessy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this group of stories. I'm a HUGE fan of retold fairy tales, I can't get enough! Most of these stories were really original (well... ;) ) and engrossing. There were a few that left me wondering what was going on at the end (and not in a good way). But overall, I'm glad I read these stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some stories were better than others and at least one has been published in another anthology I have. Really, really wish they wouldn't do that as it was one of the best in the book. Also, not sure what the fascination with rapunzel is as there several variations of that story. Not bad overall, but not amazing either.
ChibiPyroDuo More than 1 year ago
There was a very nice even collection of different works, based on various tales and it was a pleasant read.
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