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Urban Green Man: An Archetype of Renewal by [Adria Laycraft, Janice Blaine]

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Urban Green Man: An Archetype of Renewal Kindle Edition

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This thoughtful collection of 31 stories and poems—with an introduction by acclaimed fantasist Charles de Lint—updates the Green Man myth for a far less green world. Here the legendary spirit of raw life force and protector of the forest takes on diverse roles, from nurturer to avenger and from lover to nemesis. In Susan J. MacGregor's Evergreen and dvsduncan's The Green Square, those who defy the Green Man's needs are swiftly and painfully punished. In Sap and Blood by Martin Rose and Breath Stirs in the Husk by Eileen Wiedbrauk, desperate souls call on the forest spirit for help, with mixed results. Goldeen Ogawa's Abandon All and Sarina Dorie's The Forest Lord force human characters to come to terms with the power of nature itself, while the Green Man finds ways to adapt to us in Gary Budgen's Mr. Green and Michael J. Martineck's Greener Pastures. Most of the stories are short, more thought and image than plot. Pagan readers and urban fantasy fans, especially young adults, will enjoy this look at timeless themes of balance and wildness. (Mar.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Adria Laycraft is a member of IFWA and graduate of the Odyssey Writers Workshop. She works as a freelance editor and writer. Her stories have been published in Tesseracts 16, Neo-opsis, On-Spec Magazine and James Gunn’s Ad Astra.

Janice Blaine is a professional commercial artist. Throughout her career she has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from pre-production animation to design & illustration of children’s books. She was recently nominated for an Aurora Award.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FZ6EYVU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing (November 30, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 30, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1778 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 227 pages
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    3.8 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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