Terribly Twisted Tales
Edited by Jean Rabe & Martin H. Greenberg
Review by Carolyn Frank
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405540
Date: 05 May 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Take your average fairy tale, send it through the partly quirky, somewhat devious mind of a science fiction/fantasy writer, and you end up with Terribly Twisted Tales. Alternatively take a typical science fiction scenario, twist it fantastically, and you might end up with a fairy tale or some weird entanglement of several fairy tale plots. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood all show up in some form or another, as do Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. However most of the morals formerly instilled in such stories have been blatantly removed, to be replaced by a 21st century self-centered philosophy. From official release/information:
Product Description: Eighteen stories that offer a new twist on old fairy tales. From Hansel and Gretel and Goldilocks, to Snow White, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more, here are eighteen stories that take familiar fairy tales and twist them around to give them an entirely new slant. Any fan of far-out fantasy is sure to be delighted.