Earlier this year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the publication of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, perhaps the 20th century’s definitive take on the mythical creatures. But unicorns are far older than that—and still in the world today—fact that will be celebrated next year in The Unicorn Anthology, coming next year from Tachyon Books and editors Jacob Weisman and, yes, Peter S. Beagle—the same dup who this year won a World Fantasy Award for the fantastic The New Voices of Fantasy.
Today, we’ve got a look at the cover and the official summary, which hints at the participation of such heavy-hitting contributors as Garth Nix, Jane Yolen, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and more. See both below. The book arrives in April.
Unicorns: Not just for virgins anymore. Here are 12 lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carrie Vaughn, and more. In this volume you will find two would-be hunters who enlist an innkeeper to find a priest hiding the secret of the last unicorn. A time traveler tries to corral an unruly mythological beast that might never have existed at all. The lover and ex-boyfriend of a dying woman join forces to find a miraculous remedy in New York City. And a small-town writer of historical romances discovers a sliver of a mysterious horn in a slice of apple pie.