The Lion and The Aardvark

Aesop’s Modern Fables

These confusing times of Internet trolls, one-percenters, toxic fame, and impending singularity cry out for clarity—the clarity found in Aesop’s 2,500 year old fables.

70 writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to this classic format. Zombies, dog-men and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes and cockroaches. Parables ranging from the punchy to the evocative, the wry to the disturbing, explore eternal human foibles, as displaced onto lemmings, trout, and racing cars. But beware— in these terse explorations of desire, envy, and power, certitude isn’t always as clear as it looks.

Authors include…
Robert Jackson Bennett, Jason L. Blair, Jesse Bullington, Jim Demonakos, Ray Fawkes, Matt Forbeck, Ed Greenwood, Dave Gross, Taniah Hershman, Jonathan L. Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, John Kovalic, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Adam Marek, Sandy Petersen, JT Petty, Wena Poon, Richard Scarsbrook, Ekaterina Sedia, Greg Stafford, Chuck Wendig, Jim Zubkavich & more.

Publication Date: 1 Nov 2012
ISBN-13: 9781908983022
Price: £9.99
Format: B Format – 198x129mm
Binding: Hardback
Extent: 229 pages
ebook: Available

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