The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury, Ray. (1950). The Martian Chronicles. Bantam Books; Toronto. For the curious and creative reader, this Ray Bradbury novel is a loosely episodic collection of short stories woven together with vignettes; as such, it allows the reader to interpose their own conclusions onto the plot line (Wikipedia article).  The stories describe the colonization of Mars,…

Black Swan, White Raven: Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling.

Datlow, Ellen, & Windling, Terri. (1997). Black Swan, White Raven. Avon Books; New York. This enchanting compilation of fairy tales – 21 in all, with a mix of short stories and poems – contains the typical tropes and memes of the classic fairy tale in new and disruptive contexts. While some people have examined these…