Good and Evil. Two sides of the same coin? Or something less defined, something more liminal? Entertaining and always thought-provoking, author J.M. Frey offers three remarkable stories that explore the grey area of the hero/villain dichotomy in this debut short story collection.
Funny and irreverent, "The Once And Now-ish King" finds King Arthur reborn at the moment of Albion's greatest need, fully aware and ready to save his realm once more. There's just three problems: he's got no Merlin, no Excalibur - and he's still a newborn!
Brand new and never before published, "Just A Four Letter Word" follows Jennet, descendant of the legendary mythic lovers Tam Lin and Margaret. When a young man steps out of the verdant shadows of the legendary Carterhaugh Woods and into her life, Jenn wonders if she's somehow fallen into the fairy tales she grew up on, and if her lover really could be the Tam Lin. Jennet is a modern woman; intelligent, autonomous, compassionate. But does she have what it takes to outwit the sadistic Faery Queen once and for all, and free Tam Lin from centuries under her inexorable command?
And finally, in "The Maddening Science", a former supervillain is forced to return to a life of crime. When a woman is shot in front of his eyes, he is equally unwilling to break any more laws nor let her die. But if he saves her, what danger will she pose to his freedom, his anonymity, and the secret past he so long ago buried?
Heroes. Villains. Monsters. Fairy Tales. Myths. Legends. Who is the good guy, who the bad, and who gets to decide which is which? After all, 'hero' is just another four letter word.
|Publisher:||Short Fuse Publishing|
|File size:||524 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
J.M. Frey is an author, voice actor, model, and professional geek. She holds a BA in Dramatic Literature, where she studied playwriting and wrote her thesis on the evolution of Anime. She received her MA in Communications Culture where she focused on the anthropology of fandom. She is active in the Toronto geek community, appearing at fan conventions, presenting at awards ceremonies, appearing on television, radio, podcasts, and in documentaries to discuss all things fandom through the lens of academia. She plays a recurring character in several different web series and a forthcoming web-based feature film. She has lectured at the Pop Culture Association of America's annual Conference (San Francisco), the University of Cardiff's Whoniversal Appeal Conference, and the Technology and Pedagogy Conference at York University in Toronto. Her debut novel Triptych was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards (SciFi/Fantasy/Spec Fic & Best Bisexual), nominated for the CBC Bookie Award – Best SciFi/Fantasy/Spec Fic (2011), was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011, was on The Advocate’s Best Overlooked Books of 2011 list, received an honourable mention at the London Book Festival in Science Fiction (2012) and won the San Francisco Book Festival for Science Fiction (2012). She is addicted to tea, scarves, and Doctor Who, which may or may not be related, and her pie-in-the-sky dream is to sing a duet with John Barrowman. Connect with J.M. Frey on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4718800.J_M_Frey