Monstrous Little Voices ( Monstrous Little Voices )

Mischief, Magic, Love and War.

It is the Year of Our Lord 1601. The Tuscan War rages across the world, and every lord from Navarre to Illyria is embroiled in the fray. Cannon roar, pikemen clash, and witches stalk the night; even the fairy courts stand on the verge of chaos.

Five stories come together at the end of the war: that of bold Miranda and sly Puck; of wise Pomona and her prisoner Vertumnus; of gentle Lucia and the shade of Prospero; of noble Don Pedro and powerful Helena; and of Anne, a glovemaker’s wife. On these lovers and heroes the world itself may depend.

These are the stories Shakespeare never told. Five of the most exciting names in genre fiction today – Jonathan Barnes, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Emma Newman, Foz Meadows and Kate Heartfield – delve into the world the poet created to weave together a story of courage, transformation and magic.

Including an afterword by Dr. John Lavagnino, The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London.

Imprint
Published
8th Mar 2016
Length
304 pages
ISBN(Mobi)
9781849979993
ISBN(Epub)
9781849979993
ISBN(Print)
9781781083932
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About the author

“Robson writes a tense, fast-paced quest adventure... I hope to see more like it.” Liz Bourke, Tor.com “If you’re looking for something that celebrates the genre, while working to interrogate and question how that genre works, look no further than Redemption’s Blade.” Martin Cahill, Tor.com

About the author

Emma Newman’s short story “A Woman’s Place” won the British Fantasy Society Best Short Story Award, and her novels Between Two Thorns, After Atlas and Planetfall were shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer awards, the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke award, and the BSFA Best Novel award. Emma co-wrote and hosted the Hugo and Alfie winning podcast ‘Tea and Jeopardy‘ which involves tea, cake, mild peril and singing chickens.

About the author

Foz Meadows is the author of two YA urban fantasy novels, Solace and Grief and The Key to Starveldt, and in 2014, they were nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. They are also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and Black Gate, and a contributing reviewer for Strange Horizons, A Dribble of Ink and Tor.com. Foz currently lives in Australia with not enough books, their very own philosopher and a toddler. Surprisingly, this is a good thing.

About the author

Jonathan Barnes was born in 1979 and was educated in Norfolk and at Oxford University. His first novel, The Somnambulist, was published in 2007 and his second, The Domino Men, in 2008. Between them they have been translated into eight languages. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review. Since 2011, he has been writer-in-residence at Kingston University.

About the author

Kate Heartfield’s fiction has appeared in places such as Strange Horizons, Crossed Genres, Podcastle and Daily Science Fiction. She is also a freelance journalist in Ottawa, Canada. Her favourite undergraduate assignment, nearly two decades ago, was to write an entire essay about Shakespeare’s uses of a single word; her word was “mount.”