Jane Yolen is one of the most prolific writers in fantasy, with more than 300 books to her name. Her skill at updating classic fairy tales, not to mention crafting new ones that feel instantly timeless, has garnered comparisons to Hans Christen Anderson and Aesop.
This year, she’ll be named the next Grandmaster by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. And in November, Tachyon Publications will release The Emerald Circus, a new collection of her fairy tales—and we’ve got the cover reveal to prove it.
Check out the full image, designed by Elizabeth Story, below the official summary.
A young woman trapped in Never Never Land leads a strike due to the unfair labor practices of the Lost Boys. A young girl is blown away from Kansas and returns as a sophisticated woman with unusual gymnastic abilities. While forging an extraordinary sword, a talented apprentice falters and is left to the mercies of Merlin. Poor Alice’s nemesis has fearsome jaws and claws, but it also lacks essential qualities—like a sense of humor.
Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations of your favorite tales. Ringmaster and internationally bestselling author Jane Yolen (Briar Rose, Sister Emily’s Lightship) spins modern fantasy classics for delighted readers. Witty and bold, and unexpected, these tales go well beyond the rabbit hole and back again.
The Emerald Circus will be released in November 2017.