Nodens Books is pleased to announce its first publication, a collection of Evangeline Walton’s ten fantasy short stories, Above Ker-Is and Other Stories, with an introduction and notes by Douglas A. Anderson. Evangeline Walton (1907-1996) is renowned for her Mabinogion tetralogy, and three other novels. She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in 1973 for The Song of Rhiannon, the third-published volume of the four Mabinogion books, and 1989 won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
Above Ker-Is and Other Stories collects ten fantasy stories, including three superb Breton tales. Four are published here for the first time.
Above Ker-Is and Other Stories is available in three formats, a trade paperback (available via Amazon.com and Lulu.com), and two hardcover version (both only available via Lulu.com), one a casebound hardcover without dust-wrapper, and the other a cloth bound hardcover with dust-wrapper.
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Trade paperback ISBN-13: 978-0615598871 $15.00
(Note: The trade paperback is also listed at Amazon.co.uk too.)
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Douglas A. Anderson
“The Judgment of St. Yves”
“The Mistress of Kaer-Mor”
“The Tree of Perkunas”
“The Ship from Away”
“At the End of the Corridor”
“They That Have Wings”
“The Other One”
The new edition of Evangeline Walton’s The Mabinogion Tetralogy will be available in bookstores on 29 May 2012. Unfortunately, no ebook edition is planned at this time.
The Overlook Press announces it will issue a new edition of the Mabinogion Tetralogy by Evangeline Walton at a date to be disclosed. Let’s hope an e-book edition becomes available too!
Douglas A. Anderson, literary agent for Evangeline Walton’s writings, was interviewed by Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine about Walton and her legacy. This interview complements the publication of They That Have Wings, a previously unpublished short story, in the November/December 2011 issue of the magazine. Read the interview.
A previously unpublished story, They That Have Wings, by Evangeline Walton, appears in the November/December issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine. Walton wrote the story during World War II — when the story also takes place. It is one of more than a dozen short stories that Walton never saw in print during her lifetime.
A new scholarly study, Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television and Digital Media, edited by Audrey L. Becker and Kristin Noone, (McFarland & Co, 2011) opens with three articles about Evangeline Walton’s Mabinogion tetralogy. The three articles are:
“‘The Rough, Savage Strength of Earth’: Evangeline Walton’s Human Heroes and Mythic Spaces”, by Kristin Noone
“Branwen’s Shame: Voicing the Silent Feminine in Evangeline Walton’s The Children of Llyr“, by Nicole A. Thomas
“Disavowing Maternity in Evangeline Walton’s The Virgin and the Swine: Fantasy Meets the Social Protest Fiction of the 1930s”, by Deborah Hooker