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.
Oooh, sci-fi fairy tales.
Escape: A Liza Roth Adventure — Anthea Sharp
Blow Your Planet Down — Shawntelle Madison
The Cyrano Solution: A Gaian Consortium Story — Christine Pope
Once You Wish — Evelyn Snow
Vasilia and the Horse of Power — Jamie Ferguson
Echo — Nikki Jefford
Deadly Dance — Kasey Mackenzie
The Star Dragon’s Curse — Alexia Purdy
Loxley — Sarra Cannon
Candy House — Kay McSpadden
Another anthology i picked up along the way.
Carl Sagan’s Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe — C. Gockel
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.
A Simple Thing — Amy J. Murphy
Autoscopy — Matt Verish
Fog of War — Chris Reher
The Alien — Kay McSpadden
Void Mage — Chris Fox
Lost Souls and Other Anomalies — Christopher Holliday
Spacer — J.A. Sutherland
Interference — Michelle Diener
Iron Lazarus — David Adams
Dreams in the Dust — Richard Tongue
The Last Astronaut — Chris Dietzel
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.
Magic After Midnight — C. Gockel
Drawn to the Brink — Tara Maya