The Queen of Frost and Darkness — Christine Pope

A gender role reversal of the old fairy tale standard of defenceless princess put under evil spell until perfect, heroic prince kisses her and they live happily ever after.   This time it’s the brave, adventurous girl rescuing the enspelled boy.

So yeah, it’s about time the girls get to have an adventure and do the rescuing and young readers get to realise that boys are just as fallible to the wiles of evil doers as girls have always been portrayed to be.

I think this one is good for all ages, and certainly a great way to begin further conversations with children about historical views of gender roles when this is compared to fairy tales from the patriarchy such as Sleeping Beauty etc..

Available in the anthology, Once Upon a Curse.

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Once Upon A Star: An Anthology — Various

Oooh, sci-fi fairy tales.

Escape: A Liza Roth Adventure — Anthea Sharp
True.Love — Alethea Kontis
Blow Your Planet Down — Shawntelle Madison
The Cyrano Solution: A Gaian Consortium Story — Christine Pope
Once You Wish — Evelyn Snow
By the Light of a Distant Star — Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Vasilia and the Horse of Power — Jamie Ferguson
Echo — Nikki Jefford
Deadly Dance — Kasey Mackenzie
Through Time and Space: A Little Red Riding Hood TaleJulia Crane
The Star Dragon’s Curse — Alexia Purdy
Zatarra — Phaedra Weldon
Loxley — Sarra Cannon
Candy House — Kay McSpadden

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Star Rebels: An Anthology – Various

Another anthology i picked up along the way.

A Tale of Two Ships — Audrey Faye
Carl Sagan’s Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe — C. Gockel
Blood Ties — Christine Pope
Passage Out — Anthea Sharp
Arcturus 5 — D.L. Dunbar
Treason’s Course — L.J. Cohen
FallingPippa DaCosta
Starfall StationLindsay Buroker
Luminescence — Patty Jansen
Glome — James Wells
Unfinished — Kendra C. Highley
 

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Orphans in the Black: A Space Opera Anthology — Various

An anthology that is no longer available on Kindle.   Luckily, for me, it remains stored in my Kindle account so i can dip into it for a quick short when the mood takes me.

I’m sure you could find a second hand paperback on eBay if you want a copy, or click on the picture to go to the Amazon page and a second hand copy may appear on there also.

Includes

A Simple Thing — Amy J. Murphy
Note to SelfJoseph Lallo
Gravitational Pull — Christine Pope
Autoscopy — Matt Verish
Fog of War — Chris Reher
The Alien — Kay McSpadden
No Eye in Emily — Patty Jansen
Void Mage — Chris Fox
Lost Souls and Other Anomalies — Christopher Holliday
Spacer — J.A. Sutherland
Murphy’s Star — C. Gockel
Interference — Michelle Diener
Stowaway — Anthea Sharp
In the Clutch — LJ Cohen
Iron Lazarus — David Adams
Dreams in the Dust — Richard Tongue
Freedom? — M. R. Forbes
Combat Support — Lindsay Buroker
The Last Astronaut — Chris Dietzel

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Once Upon A Curse: An Anthology — Various

I do love a good faerie tale and this looks like it has a few inside.

One day i’ll dip into it and have a little read.

Yarrow, Sturdy and BrightDevon Monk
Fae HorseAnthea Sharp
The Queen of Frost and DarknessChristine Pope
BonesYasmine Galenorn
Magic After Midnight — C. Gockel
Dance With the Devil — Donna Augustine
No Gift of Words — Annie Bellet
The Grim Brother — Audrey Faye
Beast Inside Beauty — Danielle Monsch
Faescorned — Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Drawn to the Brink — Tara Maya
The Variance Court — Alexia Purdy
The Morrigan — Phaedra Weldon
Alice — Julia Crane
Still Red — Sabrina Locke
The Final Straw — Jennifer Blackstream
The Unicorn Hunter — Alethea Kontis

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