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Aug 01, 2023 | ISBN 9780593469248

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“By masterfully playing with race, gender and queerness, this refreshing anthology reimagines the classics of Greek mythology.”
—Karla J. Strand, Ms. Magazine

“An anthology of gender-bent, queered, and multiracial retellings of the most popular and epic Greek myths. . . . Fit For The Gods offers a refreshing look at those tales.”
—Brea Baker, Elle

“An all-star group of authors . . . subvert the canon of Greek mythology. . . . Puts a more diverse, inclusive twist on the classic tales. . . . There’s something for everyone in this collection.”
—Elizabeth Held, Parade

“Smart, playful, funny, and insightful, these stories scratched an itch I didn’t even realize I had. Such a pleasure to see these familiar tales spun in a brand new, and beautiful way. I had a blast with this book.”
—Victor LaValle, author of Lone Women

“There’s nothing I love more than reimagined myth, and this anthology is exactly what I love—full of wild, wonderful reimaginings that add to the longstanding tradition of mythological retellings. From emotional and fantastical, to evocative and sexy, there’s something here for everyone. Fit for the Gods reads like the nectar of them.”
—Sarah MacLean, bestselling author of Heartbreaker

“Sure, Zeus could transform himself into a swan. So what? The authors of these stories have done one better: transforming ancient myths into something bright, strange, and new. From shadowy soirees to futuristic floodwaters to the pale blinking of distant galaxies, Fit for the Gods proves once and for all that even the oldest myths truly are ever-relevant.”
—GennaRose Nethercott, author of Thistlefoot

Fit for the Gods reimagines, subverts, and expands the Greek mythological canon in thrilling and inspiring ways, across space and time and perspectives and genres. The labyrinth as an escape room for a last-ditch intervention, the Furies as a Filipino-American detective agency, Odysseus trapped by their spaceship’s AI—every story in this brilliant collection is both a surprise and a satisfying delight.”
Jane Pek, author of The Verifiers

“These stories reimagine classic Grecian mythological characters in diverse, inclusive, and thought-provoking new ways. . . . Sure to change the way you look at Mount Olympus forever.”
—Susie Dumond, Book Riot

“The retellings’ variety ensures there’s plenty to enjoy. . . . This collection should please Greek myth fans who want to approach familiar stories from a queer, feminist perspective. Recommended.”
Erin Niederberger, Library Journal

“Intriguing. . . . Captivating. . . . A collection of impressive breadth that will reward the mythically minded.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Journey to Mount Olympus this summer with an anthology that puts an inclusive spin on your favorite Greek myths through authors playing with genre, sexuality, gender, and more.”
—Kelly Gallucci, We Are Bookish, “30 Summer Books to Have on Your Radar”

Table Of Contents

Introduction by Jenn Northington & S. Zainab Williams

The Gorgon Confessionals
Zoraida Córdova

Dion and the Maenads
S. Zainab Williams

Zeyn Joukhadar

Wild to Covet
Sarah Gailey

Juliana Spink Mills

Pickles for Mrs. Pomme
Susan Purr

The Ship of Thea
Suleikha Snyder

The Furies Detective Agency
Mia P. Manansala

Atalanta Hunts the Boar
Valerie Valdes

A Heart Inured to Suffering
Jude Reali

Trembling Aspen; Or, To Shiver
Marika Bailey

Stasis (Bastion in the Spring)
Alyssa Cole

The Eagles at the Edge of the World
Taylor Rae

The Words from the Mountain
Wen Wen Yang

No Gods, No Kings
Maya Deane

About the Editors
About the Contributors & Story Notes

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