Saturday, August 22 at 12:00PM
BY FORCE ALONE
by LAVIE TIDHAR
in conversation w/ IAN MCDONALD
A retelling of Arthurian myth from World Fantasy Award-winner Lavie Tidhar, By Force Alone.
Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.
The fact is they don't know sh*t.
Arthur? An over-promoted gangster.
Merlin? An eldritch parasite.
Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer.
Britain? A clogged sewer that Rome abandoned just as soon as it could.
A savage and cutting epic fantasy, equally poetic and profane, By Force Alone is a magical adventure and a subversive masterwork.
“Stunning...very funny...remarkably poignant...[Tidhar] reminds us that even ― especially ― under the most terrible of circumstances, stories are all we have. And in the right hands, they can be a formidable weapon.” ―The Washington Post