The Gates of Bordertown Have Opened

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May 242011
 
The Gates of Bordertown Have Opened

For thirteen years, the gates of Bordertown have remained closed, its denizens living on only in the memories of readers, both newcomers and old-timers alike, and the vast assortment of fan groups and websites and more. Now, with the publication of Welcome to Bordertown, those gates have once again been opened. Like any gate to faerie, the passage through is fraught with danger and excitement.

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May 212011
 
My Hans Christian Andersen Pilgrimage

By Carolyn Turgeon. Mermaid, which just came out in March, is my third novel and second based on a classic fairy tale. My last book, Godmother, imagined the “real” story of Cinderella’s fairy godmother… It was a tricky book to write, but the moment I put myself in the head of the godmother, and of

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Final Sound and Spirit broadcast

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Jun 212010
 
Final Sound and Spirit broadcast

Ellen Kushner has written about the final broadcast of Sound & Spirit in her Livejournal and has agreed to let us share her words with you. For those of you unfamiliar with this radio broadcast, Ellen gives a little history and assures us that the shows will remain online. Ellen writes: One of my life’s

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Volsunga Saga by Ben Carruth

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May 192010
 

Ben Carruth, in the Carruth’s new Storyteller Series, presents us with a glorious reading of the Volsunga Saga. The planned schedule is one part per week, and the first part is live now. From the website: “The Storyteller series is an experiment in rediscovering the art of public storytelling around the Internet campfire. These traditional

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Mar 022010
 
Syfy to "Imagine Greater" Fairy Tales

Featuring a review of Beauty and the Beast by David Lister (director), 2009. Reviewed by Deborah J. Brannon Most of you are probably already aware of Syfy‘s new Saturday night original movie plans: seeking fertile ground after endless iterations of disaster movies and mega-monsters, Syfy has turned their sights on fairy tales, legendary figures, and

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Brother and Sister by Lisa Stock

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Jan 142010
 

Brother and Sister from Lisa Stock on Vimeo. The inspiration behind “Brother & Sister” is Terri Windling‘s beautiful poem of the same name, which is Sister’s response to the traditional “happily ever after”.  It’s her desire to choose her own destiny and accept her true nature.  Along with Terri’s words, her artwork moved me to

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Alice beyond Wonderland

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Jun 252009
 
Alice beyond Wonderland

Something to look forward to in December, especially because Helen Pilinovsky is one of the contributors. Alice beyond Wonderland Essays for the Twenty-first Century Edited by Cristopher Hollingsworth Foreword by Karoline Leach Available December 2009 From the website: The scholars in this volume attempt to move beyond the sexually charged permutations of the “Carroll myth,”

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland

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Jun 252009
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland

Daniel A. Rabuzzi, previous contributor to Cabinet fes Fées, has interviewed me on his new(ish) blog, Lobster and Canary. The blog itself is definitely worth reading, and Daniel’s questions were some of the most interesting I’ve ever been asked. One of the things he wondered was “what do you see as some of the true

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