Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices

Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices

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Author / Contributor(s): Swapna Krishna, Jenn Northington
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 2021
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Trade paperback (US). 480p.
5.26 in. x 8.05 in.

Condition: NEW

From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+ inclusive retellings.

Featuring stories by: Alexander Chee - Preeti Chhibber - Roshani Chokshi - Sive Doyle - Maria Dahvana Headley - Ausma Zehanat Khan - Daniel M. Lavery - Ken Liu - Sarah MacLean - Silvia Moreno-Garcia - Jessica Plummer - Anthony Rapp - Waubgeshig Rice - Alex Segura - Nisi Shawl - S. Zainab Williams

A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads pick!

Here you'll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in futuristic Mexico City; you'll see Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory and as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are stories set in Gilded Age Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space; there are lesbian lady knights, Arthur and Merlin reborn in the modern era for a second chance at saving the world and falling in love--even a coffee shop AU.

Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.