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About The Book

An all-new anthology of eighteen classic myth retellings featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers.

Madeleine L’Engle once said, “When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.” The Mythic Dream gathers together eighteen stories that reclaim the myths that shaped our collective past, and use them to explore our present and future. From Hades and Persephone to Kali, from Loki to Inanna, this anthology explores retellings of myths across cultures and civilizations.

Featuring award-winning and critically acclaimed writers such as Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, Rebecca Roanhorse, JY Yang, Alyssa Wong, Indrapramit Das, Carlos Hernandez, Sarah Gailey, Ann Leckie, John Chu, Urusla Vernon, Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Graham Jones, Arkady Martine, Amal El-Mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, and more, The Mythic Dream is sure to become a new classic.

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Why We Love It

“Myths are universal, and universally beloved. And so we challenged writers to take beloved myths and reshape them, make them their own—to take grand narratives to tell very human stories. To take familiar stories, and turn them inside out. In The Mythic Dream, we’re reclaiming our world, one myth retelling at a time.” —Navah W., Senior Editor, on The Mythic Dream

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (September 3, 2019)
  • Runtime: 11 hours and 30 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797100708

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"Narrator Samantha Desz metaphorically travels worldwide for this anthology of 18 short stories by various authors. Each is a retelling of a myth—some familiar, some not. In addition to Greek myths, the listener will hear works that are Japanese, North American Indian, Norse, Jewish, and more. For example, in Naomi Novik's 'Buried Deep,' Desz makes the love of a sister and brother in the myth of Ariadne and the Minotaur unforgettable. She also creates a haunting persona in Sarah Gailey's 'Wild to Cove,' a retelling involving Thetis, the mother of Achilles. In a more contemporary retelling of Artemis and Actaeon, Alyssa Wong's 'Live Stream,' Desz portrays a gamer who is executing a revenge plan toward a creep who posted a video of her. Without a touch of foreshadowing, she makes the ending that much sweeter."

– AudioFile Magazine

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