We have a very exciting treat for you today: the full table of contents for Rhonda Parrish's newest Magical Menageries anthology, EQUUS. This collection of nineteen equine-inspired speculative tales will be the final installment in Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries, a celebrated anthology series that began with FAE in 2014. Over the last four volumes, we've had the pleasure of publishing many talented writers, including Beth Cato, CSE Cooney, Jane Yolen, Mike Allen, Rhonda Eikamp, Angela Slatter, Amanda C. Davis, L.S. Johnson, and many more.
Rhonda read all the submissions for EQUUS with the author's name removed, and so it was surprising how similar this table of contents is to SIRENS, which we released last year. Clearly, these repeats are writers who know just the type of story we love. Every author in this anthology has crafted a brilliant tale, and whether we've published them before, read them elsewhere, or just discovered their work, we're thrilled they're coming along for the ride with EQUUS.
Okay, okay, who are they already?
There’s always something magical about horses, isn’t there? Whether winged or at home in the water, mechanical or mythological, the equines that gallop through these pages span the fantasy spectrum. In one story a woman knits her way up to the stars and in another Loki's descendant grapples with bizarre transformations while fighting for their life. A woman races on a unique horse to save herself from servitude, while a man rides a chariot through the stars to reclaim his self-worth. From steampunk-inspired stories and tales that brush up against horror to straight-up fantasy, one theme connects them all: freedom.
eQUUS tABLE OF cONTENTS
"Stars, Wings, and Knitting Things" by J.G. Formato
"Eel and Bloom" by Diana Hurlburt
"A Complete Mare" by Tamsin Showbrook
"Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Heat-Ray" by M.L.D Curelas
"Rue the Day" by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
"Riders in the Sky" by VF LeSann
"Above the Silver Sky" by Dan Koboldt
"A Mother Unicorn's Advice to Her Daughter" by J.J. Roth
"Ladies Day" by Susan MacGregor
"The Boys from Witless Bay" by Pat Flewwelling
"The Horse Witch" by Angela Rega
"Eli the Hideous Horse Boy" by Michael Leonberger
"Different" by Sandra Wickham
"To Ride a Steel Horse" by Stephanie A. Cain
"The Last Ride of Hettie Richter" by Cat McDonald
"We Us You" by Andrew Bourelle
"Scatter the Foals to the Wind" by Chadwick Ginther
"Lightless" by K.T. Ivanrest
"A Glory of Unicorns" by Jane Yolen
EQUUS will be available in ebook and paperback on July 18, 2017. We'll be revealing the cover and opening to pre-orders in a couple of weeks. Want to see the cover before anyone else? Sign up for our Cover Reveal Team—all you need is an active blog or social media.
While you wait for EQUUS to arrive, there's plenty of time to catch up on the other Magical Menageries.
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