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Editorial, August 2011

Welcome to issue fifty-three of Fantasy Magazine! Here’s what we’ve got on tap this month … Fiction: “The World Is Cruel, My Daughter” by Cory Skerry, “The Pragmatical Princess” by Nisi Shawl, “Crossroads” by Laura Anne Gilman, “The Edge of the World” by Michael Swanwick. Nonfiction: Feature Interview: Seanan McGuire by Paul Goat Allen, in “The Messengers, Monsters, and Moral Instructors of Islamic Literature” by Saladin Ahmed, “How To Stock Your Magic-Fighting Toolkit” by Abby Goldsmith, “The Weirdest Fairy-Tale Wishes Ever Made” by Genevieve Valentine.

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The Princess is Dead, Long Live the Princess!

From word-of-mouth storytelling to printed texts to cinematic adaptations, the princess has been defined and redefined in remarkable ways.

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Author Spotlight: Kelly Link

I’m usually borrowing from more than one source. Maybe I ought to try reworking a fairy tale while sticking strictly to one narrative.

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Conversations with Wolves

A dog will tell you what is on her mind; to learn what is on a wolf’s mind, we must do much more than merely listen.

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Author Spotlight: Catherynne M. Valente

Whenever I go back to Brooklyn I think of my wolves, now. I think that’s my favorite part of this piece, how it changed the way I saw the city.

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Feature Interview: Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey exploded onto the fantasy scene in 2001 with the publication of Kushiel’s Dart. Readers responded enthusiastically to Carey’s edgy mixture of intrigue, adventure, and eroticism.

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Author Spotlight: M. Rickert

I suppose there are people who live completely productive, happy, generous lives without even considering the ugliness of humanity.

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When Wizards Rock

Sauron, Cthulhu, and Death Eaters be warned: Wizards were meant to rock.

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Author Spotlight: J. S. Breukelaar

My stories are peopled by chance encounters. By dream characters, minor players in novels who get under my skin, stuff on the cutting room floor, a stray bar of music or scrap of lyric.

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Editorial, July 2011

Welcome to issue fifty-two of Fantasy Magazine! Here’s what we’ve got on tap this month … Fiction: “Union Falls” by J. S. Breukelaar, “The Machine” by M. Rickert, “The Wolves of Brooklyn” by Catherynne M. Valente, “Swans” by Kelly Link. Nonfiction: “When Wizards Rock” by Wendy N. Wagner, “Feature Interview: Jacqueline Carey” by Hannah Strom-Martin, “Conversations With Wolves” by Lauren Davis, “The Princess is Dead, Long Live the Princess!” by Hannah Pilinovsky.