Today is release day for my latest anthology, but it’s something more than that as well because Trenchcoats, Towers and Trolls is also the final book in the Punked Up Fairy Tales series.
Every release day is a tornado of different emotions — pride, anxiety, relief, joy — but when you add in the feelings that accompany the end of a series… it’s a whole big Jackson Pollock painting of emotion. Mostly positive 😉
Because I’m super pleased with this anthology and I think that not only does it stand up on its own as one of the best anthologies I’ve had the pleasure of editing, it also ends the series on exactly the right note.
This is a blurb from my favourite review:
Because I think they’re right.
So, if you like fairy tales, cyberpunk or just need a little bit of hopeful escape right now, I hope you’ll consider reading Trenchcoats, Towers and Trolls.
What do you get when you take the high tech/low life settings of cyberpunk and sprinkle them with the magic and possibilities of fairy tales? Trolls under teleportation bridges, masquerades held in virtual reality, princely avatars, giants and dwarves alongside hackers and androids. From retellings of traditional tales such as Rumpelstiltskin, in which a young woman is tasked with writing code instead of spinning gold, to original tales like the changeling-inspired story of a formless machine intelligence that hijacks human bodies, these cyberpunk fairy tales form a unique collection that is sure to satisfy connoisseurs of both genres.
Original stories from Thomas Badlan, Suzanne Church, Beth Goder, Sarah Van Goethem, Nicola Kapron, V.F. LeSann, Angus McIntyre, Wendy Nikel, Ana Sun, Michael Teasdale, Alena Van Arendonk and Laura VanArendonk Baugh.