Once upon a time, fairy tales were for children--but not anymore. In Snow White, Blood Red , some of today's most acclaimed fantasy authors present stories that evoke the spirit of classic fairy tales, but that are decidedly for grown-ups. Here you will find magical tales of enchantment and delight, but also stories with a dark, sinister edge in which heroes and heroines are flawed and fallible, fairies and fey beings pursue their own wicked schemes, love lists toward lust, words and actions are weapons that draw blood, and not everyone lives happily ever after. Passionate, erotic, violent, and brutally honest, these stories simmer with emotions that their disarmingly charming fantasies can barely contain. Edited by award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling , and featuring the work of Neil Gaiman , Charles de Lint , Gahan Wilson , Patricia A. McKillip , Steve and Melanie Tem , and fifteen other leading fantasists, Snow White, Blood Red is a connoisseur's collection of fairy tales that have outgrown the nursery.