"The Mythic Dream" edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe

By edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

Reviewed by Heidi

ISBN 9781481462389

The Mythic Dream, edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, is a spellbinding anthology of myths by eighteen award-winning and critically acclaimed authors, including Ann Leckie (Ancillary Justice), T. Kingfisher, (Nettle & Bone), and Rebecca Roanhorse (Black Sun). Spanning sci-fi, speculative fiction, and more, this collection of short stories unravels the myths that have shaped humanity’s past and weaves them into enchanting new shapes for our future.

It’s refreshing in its variety: from the classic Greek story of Hades and Persephone, to the Norse tale of Idunn and Loki, to the Tewa legend of Deer Hunter and White Corn Maiden, this anthology has a reimagined myth for everyone. I particularly enjoyed Arkady Martine’s space opera retelling of the Sumerian myths of Inanna, the Queen of Heaven; and Ann Leckie’s futuristic take on the ancient Egyptian healing goddess Hathor and her transformation into Sekhmet, the Lady of Slaughter. Whether you’re a mythology buff or simply looking for new authors to enjoy, this collection of short stories is sure to delight, intrigue, and captivate.

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