Announcement: (re)Visions: Alice

Candlemark & Gleam is pleased to announce a whole new adventure in publishing – an anthology series!

(re)Visions is an ongoing series, slated to launch in Autumn 2011, that’s intended to return to the roots of fantastika while exploring how far we’ve come in the intervening years. Each entry in the series will be focused around a particular work of classic fantastika, and will enlist four talented authors to interpret that work in their own style and voice. It’s an experiment in transformative fiction, and in the ways that we can tell and retell stories through different lenses to keep them fresh and intriguing, even decades or centuries after they were first told.

Each entry in the (re)Visions series will be based on a classic work. The anthology will republish that original story along with four novellas based on the original work, interpreted by modern authors. It’s a way to see how different writers tackle the same subject matter and source, and see how stories can be told and transformed and made fresh.

Each anthology will, of course, be available in DRM-free digital format, and we’re also planning to offer special hand-bound box sets of (re)Visions titles. That’s right, you’ll be able to get a boxed, hand-bound set of the novellas in the anthology, in actual paper format, right through Candlemark & Gleam.

The first entry in the (re)Visions series is Alice; it will be based upon Lewis Carroll’s 1865 tale, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. The anthology will feature original novellas by Christian Young, Hilary Thomas, Amanda Ching, and Kaye Chazan.

We’ll have more information for you on (re)Visions: Alice in the coming days and months, but for now, we wanted to introduce you to this new project, and to get you excited about the start of what will hopefully be a very exciting series of transformative works! We’re hoping to tackle at least one of these each year, and we’re looking to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as our next potential source author.

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  • Sam

    What a lovely idea! I look forward to reading these.

  • http://groovesinorbit.dreamwidth.org/ Patti

    Ooh, what fun! Looking forward to reading them

  • http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com Candlemark & Gleam

    I think they’re going to be quite remarkable, and I’m looking forward to
    getting to choose more inspiration-titles in the future.

  • http://www.natalieford.com/ natalief

    *looks for pre-order button/link* ;-p

  • http://www.candlemarkandgleam.com Candlemark & Gleam

    Hah, we don’t have preorders set up yet – it’s safer for everyone
    involved, with a small press, if we only sell what actually exists! But
    I’m working on a way to make it possible, if people are really interested!