The unicorn anthology

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Hazelwood Fiction Collection FICTION Unicorn
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CLP - Lawrenceville Fiction Collection FICTION Unicorn
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Unicorn
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Summary
"What a treasure trove!"
--Sarah Beth Durst, author of Queen of the Blood

Unicorns: Not just for virgins anymore. Here are sixteen lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carrie Vaughn, and more. In this volume you will find two would-be hunters who enlist an innkeeper to find a priest hiding the secret of the last unicorn. A time traveler tries to corral an unruly mythological beast that might never have existed at all. The lover and ex-boyfriend of a dying woman join forces to find a miraculous remedy in New York City. And a small-town writer of historical romances discovers a sliver of a mysterious horn in a slice of apple pie.
Contents
The magical properties of unicorn ivory / Carlos Hernandez
The brew / Karen Joy Fowler
Falling off the unicorn / David D. Levine and Sara A. Mueller
A hunter's ode to his bait / Carrie Vaughn
Ghost town / Jack C. Haldeman II
A thousand flowers / Margo Lanagan
The Maltese unicorn / Caitlin R. Kiernan
Stampede of light / Marina Fitch
The highest justice / Garth Nix
The lion and the unicorn / A.C. Wise
Survivor / Dave Smeds
Homeward bound / Bruce Coville
Unicorn triangle / Patricia A. McKillip
My son Heydari and the Karkadann / Peter S. Beagle
The transfigured hart / Jane Yolen
Unicorn series / Nancy Springer.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Beagle, well known for the classic The Last Unicorn (1968), has compiled further fantastical stories about the creatures, exploring a range of beliefs and myths, from the magical attraction of unicorns to maidens to the enchantment of a unicorn tattoo. In Carlos Hernandez's The Magical Properties of Unicorn Ivory, a visiting journalist explores the English woods with a forest ranger, searching for unicorns who have trasversed black holes to our world from other parts of the multiverse. Several other stories explore the healing properties of the unicorn horn, including Karen Joy Fowler's The Brew and Caitlín R. Kiernan's The Maltese Unicorn. Falling Off the Unicorn, by David D. Levin and Sara A. Mueller, explores unicorns as horse-like show animals, with some appropriate limitations based on legend. A handful of stories, including Unicorn Triangle by Patricia A. McKillip, are written from the unicorn's perspective. Rounding out the collection are some tales where unicorns are not ultimately good, topping off a delightful array of entries from some of today's most beloved fantasy writers.--Frances Moritz Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This slender but rich anthology compiled by Beagle and Weisman (The New Voices of Fantasy) centers on the mythical beast for which Beagle is best known, thanks to his classic novel The Last Unicorn. The 15 stories and one poem reinterpret the unicorn myth across genre and style. Caitlín R. Kiernan's lesbian noir "The Maltese Unicorn" pits a hard-boiled rare book dealer against a sorcerous femme fatale. In Jane Yolen's delicate "The Transfigured Hart," a bookish boy and a horse-loving girl bond over a shared obsession with a mysterious white woodland creature. Dave Smeds's "Survivor" includes elements of horror in its tale of a traumatized Vietnam vet, as does Garth Nix's "The Highest Justice," in which a princess and a revenant queen seek revenge with the help of a unicorn. Themes of innocence lost, first love, and yearning for transcendence pervade all of the stories in this collection, giving it a haunting and melancholy feel. Readers who love the mystery and elegance of unicorns will find this a lovely homage. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Unicorns -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction, American.
Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher San Francisco :2019
Edition First print edition.
Contributors Beagle, Peter S., editor.
Weisman, Jacob, editor.
Language English
Description iv, 264 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781616963156
1616963158
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