**From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+ inclusive retellings.
Featuring stories by:** Alexander Chee Preeti Chhibber Roshani Chokshi Sive Doyle Maria Dahvana Headley Ausma Zehanat Khan Daniel M. Lavery Ken Liu Sarah MacLean Silvia Moreno-Garcia Jessica Plummer Anthony Rapp Waubgeshig Rice Alex Segura Nisi Shawl S. Zainab Williams
A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads pick!
Here you’ll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in futuristic Mexico City; you'll see Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory and as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are stories set in Gilded Age Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space; there are lesbian lady knights, Arthur and Merlin reborn in the modern era for a second chance at saving the world and falling in love—even a coffee shop AU.
Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.