Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights stories have captured imaginations for a millennia. Fairy tales and fables abound, telling of the fantastic and mysterious, the comic and dramatic.
This anthology will explore romantic Orientalism through a speculative fiction lens. You will find magical lamps, thieves, intrepid explorers, noble queens, fishermen, sorcerers, outcast princes, dancers, djinn, assassins and even smart-talking cats, set in exotic Persia, Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire, as well as modern and even futuristic incarnations of these.
Includes 18 stories by:
Marilag Angway "Shadow Dancer"
Cherith Baldry "The Green Rose"
Alan Baxter "On A Crooked Leg Lightly"
Jenny Blackford "The Quiet Realm of the Dark Queen"
Jetse de Vries "Djinni Djinni Dream Dream"
Thoraiya Dyer "The Saint George Hotel"
Joshua Gage "The Dancer of Smoke"
Richard Harland "Romance of the Arrow Girl"
Faith Mudge "The Oblivion Box"
Havva Murat "Harmony Thicket and the Persian Shoes"
Charlotte Nash "Parvaz"
Anthony Panegyres "Oleander: An Ottoman Tale"
Dan Rabarts "Silver, Sharp as Silk"
Angela Rega "The Belly Dancing Crimes of Ms Sahara Desserts"
Jenny Schwartz "The Pearl Flower Harvest"
Barb Siples "The Sultan's Debt"
Pia Van Ravestein "Street Dancer"
DC White "A Dash of Djinn and Tonic"