The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (Mythic Fiction #3)

by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Charles Vess, Pat Murphy, Carolyn Dunn, Steve Berman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Christopher Barzak, Delia Sherman, Richard Bowes, Ellen Klages, Patricia A. McKillip, Theodora Goss, Charles de Lint, Katherine Vaz, Caroline Stevermer, Midori Snyder, Michael Cadnum, Ellen Kushner, Elizabeth Wein, Kim Antieau, Will Shetterly, Kelly Link, Holly Black, Carol Emshwiller, Jedediah Berry, Jeffrey Ford, Jane Yolen, Kij Johnson


  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 526 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.98 out of 5
  • Published July 19th 2007 by Viking Juvenile
  • Original Title: The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales
  • ISBN: 0670061948 (ISBN13: 9780670061945)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Mythic Fiction #3
  • The World of Riverside #2.7
  • Literary Awards: World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Anthology (2008)

Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature, and are a natural choice for the overarching subject of acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling’s third mythic anthology. The Coyote Road features a remarkable range of authors, each with his or her fictional look at a trickster character. These authors include Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners), Patricia A. McKillip (Old Magic), and Jane Yolen. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantastic fiction.