Alice unbound : beyond Wonderland

Format: Print Book 2018
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Short Stories FICTION Alice
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Short Stories
 
Call Number  FICTION Alice
 
 
Summary
Lewis Carroll explored childlike wonder and the bewildering realm of adult rules and status, which clashed in bizarre ways. And although it seems we all know something about Alice and Wonderland, we--like Alice herself upon her first reading of Jabberwocky--find "It fills my head with ideas, but I don't know what they are." So as each new generation falls under Carroll's word spells, each in turn must attempt to understand what Alice and Wonderland might mean in the context of their world and in their time.

This collection of twenty-first century speculative fiction stories is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark , and to some degree, aspects of the life of the author, Charles Dodgson, and the real-life Alice (Liddell).
Enjoy our wild ride down into and back up out of the rabbit hole!

Preface by David Day

Authors: Patrick Bollivar, Mark Charke, Christine Daigle, Robert Dawson, Linda DeMeulemeester, Pat Flewwelling, Geoff Gander and Fiona Plunkett, Cait Gordon, Costi Gurgu, Kate Heartfield, Elizabeth Hosang, Nicole Iversen, J.Y.T. Kennedy, Danica Lorer, Catherine MacLeod, Bruce Meyer, Dominik Parisien, Alexandra Renwick, Andrew Robertson, Lisa Smedman, Sara C. Walker, James Wood
Contents
Introduction: Of madness and metamorphosis / Colleen Anderson
Preface: Through the looking glass, darkly / David Day
The slithy toves / Bruce Meyer
We are all mad here / Lisa Stedman
Operation: looking glass / Patrick Bollivar
Mathilda / Nicole Iversen
A night at the rabbit hole / Cait Gordon
Reflections of Alice / Christine Dailgle
Twin / Danica Lorer
True nature / Sara C. Walker
Full house / Geoff Gander and Fiona Plunkett
The smoke / Costi Gurgu
The River Street witch / Dominik Parisien
The rise of the Crimson Queen / Linda DeMeulemeester
Her royal counsel / Andrew Robertson
Dressed in white paper / Kate Heartfield
The king in red / J.Y.T Kennedy
No reality but what we make / Elizabeth Hosang
Firewabby / Mark Charke
Soup of the evening / Robert Dawson
Cyphoid Mary / Pat Flewwelling
Yellow boy / James Wood
Jaune / Catherine MacLeod
Wonderband / Alexandra Renwick.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This tremendously entertaining anthology edited by author and poet Anderson pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland while shepherding Carroll's ideas to brave new territories. David Day notes in his preface, "Each [generation] must attempt to understand what Alice and Wonderland might mean in the context of their world." Characters such as Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and the Jabberwock are reimagined through modern themes such as gender identification, populist politics, and climate change. Lisa Smedman's "We Are All Mad Here" posits Wonderland as the mental escape of someone with PTSD. Dominik Parisien's "The River Street Witch" and Linda DeMeulemeester's "The Rise of the Crimson Queen" throw traumatized children into Wonderland's pool of tears to sink or swim. Robert Dawson introduces the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon to a futuristic dystopia in "Soup of the Evening." And "evil's the root of all money" as fake news becomes a virus in Pat Flewwelling's "Cyphoid Mary." There is some joy here, but a bleak undercurrent runs through many stories, mirroring Day's comment that with Trump as a "modern-day Mad Hatter," the world is one "in which lies have no consequence, which means that truth has no consequence, which means that irreality is reality." This anthology will delight both lovers of Carroll's works and fans of inventive genre fiction. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Exile book of anthology series (Exile editions Ltd.) ; no. 16.
Subjects Alice -- (Fictitious character from Carroll) -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Holstein, Ontario :2018
Other Titles Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Through the looking-glass.
Contributors Day, David, 1947- writer of preface.
Anderson, Colleen, editor, writer of introduction.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Through the looking-glass.
Language English
Description 308 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781550967661
1550967665
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