Lewis Carroll explored childlike wonder and the bewildering realm of adult rules and status, which clashed in bizarre ways. And although it seems we all know something about Alice and Wonderland, we--like Alice herself upon her first reading of Jabberwocky--find "It fills my head with ideas, but I don't know what they are." So as each new generation falls under Carroll's word spells, each in turn must attempt to understand what Alice and Wonderland might mean in the context of their world and in their time.
This collection of twenty-first century speculative fiction stories is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark
, and to some degree, aspects of the life of the author, Charles Dodgson, and the real-life Alice (Liddell).
Enjoy our wild ride down into and back up out of the rabbit hole
Preface by David Day
Authors: Patrick Bollivar, Mark Charke, Christine Daigle, Robert Dawson, Linda DeMeulemeester, Pat Flewwelling, Geoff Gander and Fiona Plunkett, Cait Gordon, Costi Gurgu, Kate Heartfield, Elizabeth Hosang, Nicole Iversen, J.Y.T. Kennedy, Danica Lorer, Catherine MacLeod, Bruce Meyer, Dominik Parisien, Alexandra Renwick, Andrew Robertson, Lisa Smedman, Sara C. Walker, James Wood
About the Author
Colleen Anderson has published over 200 pieces of fiction and poetry. She has been a freelance copy editor, and was co-editor for Tesseracts 17. She was twice nominated for the Aurora Award, long-listed for the Stoker Award, and has received honorable mentions in the Year's Best anthologies. Some of her new and forthcoming works are in nEvermore!: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre, Best of Horror Library, New Canadian Noir, OnSpec, Second Contact, Our World of Horror, Polu Texni and Clockwork Canada. She was born in Edmonton, grew up in Calgary and now lives in Vancouver.