A Land of Giants


Lately, my thoughts on folktale have been turning primarily around questions of space and landscape—the ways in which the places we live and how we treat those spaces shape the stories we tell. We draw our stories from the natural world, just as we perhaps draw our desire to create and imitate nature in our creations from a rarified instinct towards making things.

The Golden Goose


There may be as many kinds of storyteller are there are stories.

The Bones Sang

August 20, 2010 --- Dinosaur skeletons in the desert --- Image by © MARK GARLICK/Science Photo Library/Corbis

Every day at 5.30 p.m., just outside the university campus where I live, someone blows up a mountain.

Publication: ‘Why Would Anyone Enchant That?’ Volume II, Issue I


The new issue of Unsettling Wonder ‘Why Would Anyone Enchant That?’ is now available. A little girl accidentally turns the sky …
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R.I.P. Sir Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

Some thoughts on the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Now Available: Unsettling Wonder Volume I

Unsettling Wonder Volume 1

Exciting news for all Unsettling Wonder readers. Now you can get all three issues of Unsettling Wonder Vol. 1, bound in …
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Lost Weekend


I wonder whether, as you went through the rolling year, you paused now and then to ask, “Whatever happened to …
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With a Story in it Somewhere


You can’t spend much time around Unsettling Wonder without meeting Laura Rae. Her strange, sensitive artwork graces a lot of what …
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Sister Fox has Rebound Her Book

Sister Fox Cover

By popular demand, we’ve made Jane Yolen’s new poetry collection Sister Fox’s Field Guide to the Writing Life available in …
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The Spirituality of Blacksmiths


A guest post by Susan Price The first story in my new e-book collection of folk-legends, Heads and Tales, is …
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Unsettling Wonder

We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.


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