Weird Tales from Shakespeare

Weird Tales from Shakespeare Twenty three original and imaginative stories by popular science fiction and fantasy authors explore the life and works of Shakespeare From Barbara Denz s behind the scenes look at the real story behi

  • Title: Weird Tales from Shakespeare
  • Author: Katharine Kerr Martin H. Greenberg Brian W. Aldiss Diana L. Paxson Charles de Lint Kate Elliott Mike Resnick Gregory Benford
  • ISBN: 9780886776053
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Twenty three original and imaginative stories by popular science fiction and fantasy authors explore the life and works of Shakespeare From Barbara Denz s behind the scenes look at the real story behind the second best bed The Will to Kate Daniel s revised version of a famous tragedy The Tragedy of Gertrude, Queen of Denmark , the 23 stories in Twenty three original and imaginative stories by popular science fiction and fantasy authors explore the life and works of Shakespeare From Barbara Denz s behind the scenes look at the real story behind the second best bed The Will to Kate Daniel s revised version of a famous tragedy The Tragedy of Gertrude, Queen of Denmark , the 23 stories in this standout collection pay tribute to the life and work of William Shakespeare Introduction by Katherine KerrPart OnePlaybill by Bill Daniel An Augmentation of Dust by Diana L PaxsonAweary of the Sun by Gregory Feeley The Will by Barbara Denz Part Two The Tragedy of KL by Jack OakleyAncient Magics, Ancient Hope by Josepha ShermanQueen Lyr by Mark KreighbaumIt Comes From Nothing by Barry MalzbergThe Tragedy of Gertrude, Queen of Denmark by Kate DanielsPart ThreeAlas, Me Bleedin by Dennis L McKiernanThe Muse Afire by Laura ResnickTitus by Esther M FriesnerSwear Not By The Moon by Lawrence SchmielThe Summer of my Discontent by Mike ResnickPart FourElse The Isle with Calibans by Brian AldissFace Value by Nina Kiriki HoffmanNo Sooner Sighed by Katherine LawrenceThe Mercury of the Wise by Kevin A MurphyA Tempest In Her Eyes by Charles de lintTitania or the Celestial Bed by Teresa EdgertonPart Five Not Of An Age by Gregory BenfordThe Elements So Mixed by Adrienne Martine BarnesMy Voice Is In My Sword by Kate Elloitt

    One thought on “Weird Tales from Shakespeare”

    1. After a very long time sitting on Mt TBR, I have finally got around to reading this book. What a delight it was. I enjoyed all the different kinds of stories. There were stories about Shakespeare himself (meeting gods, witches and travellers from the future), about his plays (mostly being performed for alien races) and different versions of his plays (a vampiric Romeo, King Lear as a computer).I was a little disappointed to notice a bit of a bias in the stories. There were a few too many version [...]

    2. My only real complaint with this compilation is the organization.If your book is entiteled Weird Tales From Shakespeare, put the weird ones front and center (especially given the alien on the cover art). Instead, it opens with Mundane Historical Fiction of Shakespeare, which should have either been mixed in throughout, or towards the end. If this hadn't been loaned to me from a trusted source, I would have said "moderately interesting, but so what?" and given up well before the weird ones.

    3. Like any anthology, this has things in it that are better than others. Kate Daniel's retelling of Hamlet from Gertrude's point of view was, for me, the highlight. I was sadly disappointed by Charles de Lint's tale, which makes a rather silly narrative leap to bring about resolution, because I like him, and would have thought he'd contribute something better. All in all, worth reading, but do give yourself permission to skip stories that fail to interest you.

    4. Meh. You are given Shakespeare's whole gamut to mess around with, and this is what you give me? Seriously?2013 Bookshelf Cull.

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