Eighteen extraordinary authors devise all-new fairy tales: imaginative
reinterpretations of the familiar, evocative new myths, speculations beyond the
traditional realm of "once upon a time." Often dark, occasionally
humorous, always enthralling, these stories find a certain Puss in a near-future
New York, an empress bargaining with a dragon, a princess turned into a raven, a
king's dancing daughters with powerful secrets, great heroism, terrible
villainy, sparks of mischief, and a great deal more. Brilliant dreams and
dazzling nightmares with meaning for today and tomorrow...