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Modern lovers of fairy tales may be disappointed by the dearth of new material. After the Victorians, it seems, fairy tales seem to have fallen by the wayside as writers turned toward sci-fi and a dungeons and dragons-type fantasy that places a great emphasis on swords and very little on the fae folk.
Lately, that lack appears to be abating. I’ve already mentioned that Susanna Clarke has done wonders in recreating the fairy tale as an adult form, especially in The Ladies of Grace Adieu. Laini Taylor appears to be continuing what Susanna Clarke began, in a sense, only manipulating fairy tales to appeal to teenaged, rather than adult, readers. Taylor’s Lips Touch is a collection of short stories that center on fairies and fairy magic, entwined with the themes of yearning, love, and lust. (more…)