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 WilliamsA 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.
- Publisher : Vintage (July 13, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593081897
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593081891
- Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.1 x 1.05 x 8 inches