From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+ inclusive retellings. Featuring stories by:

Alexander Chee • Preeti Chhibber • Roshani Chokshi • Sive Doyle • Maria Dahvana Headley • Ausma Zehanat Khan • Daniel M. Lavery • Ken Liu • Sarah MacLean • Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Jessica Plummer • Anthony Rapp • Waubgeshig Rice • Alex Segura • Nisi Shawl • S. Zainab Williams
 
A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads pick!

Here you’ll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in futuristic Mexico City; you'll see Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory and as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are stories set in Gilded Age Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space; there are lesbian lady knights, Arthur and Merlin reborn in the modern era for a second chance at saving the world and falling in love—even a coffee shop AU.
 
Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.

Audiobook Table of Contents:
"The Once and Future Qadi" by Ausma Zehanat Khan, read by Ali Nasser
"Passing Fair and Young" by Roshani Chokshi, read by Soneela Nankani
"How, after Long Fighting, Galehaut WasOvercome by Lancelot Yet Was Not Slainand Made Great Speed to Yield to Friendship;Or, Galehaut, the Knight of the Forfeit" by Daniel M. Lavery, read by Em Grossland
"I Being Young and Foolish" by Nisi Shawl, read by Amani Starnes
"The Bladesmith Queen" by Sarah MacLean, read by Lena Lee
"Do, By All Due Means" by Sive Doyle, read by Jeena Yi
"Mayday" by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by Joel Froomkin
"Heartbeat" by Waubgeshig Rice, read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett
"Jack and Brad and the Magician" by Anthony Rapp, read by the author
"The Quay Stone" by S. Zainab Williams, read by Shanta Parasuraman
"Black Diamond" by Alex Segura, read by Omar Leyva
"Flat White" by Jessica Plummer, read by Laya Lewis
"Once (Them) & Future (Us)" by Preeti Chhibber, read by Deepti Gupta
"A Shadow in Amber" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, read by Gisela Chipe
"White Hempen Sleeves" by Ken Liu, read by Dani Martineck
"Little Green Men" by Alexander Chee, read by Vikas Adam
“Remarkable . . . vast and varied. . . . A must-read.”
—Margaret Kingsbury, BuzzFeed


“This singular anthology will enchant with its bright, shiny new takes on medieval classics including more genders, more races, more eras, and more fabulousness than ever before.” 
—Karla Strand, Ms. Magazine

“An anthology of breathtaking breadth, depth, and creativity. . . . There isn’t a bad story in the bunch, and the anthology offers such a variety of style, theme, and genre that die-hard Arthurian fans and more casual readers will be equally delighted. This is a must-read.” 
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Editors Krishna and Northington have brought together a selection of quietly moving and well-paced stories, spanning the historic past and the distant future. A highly creative and enchanting anthology.” 
—Kristi Chadwick, Library Journal (starred review)

“Compelling. . . . The collection takes readers across time and cultures, breathing new life into one of the oldest Western myths. . . . . Sure to please fans of Arthurian legend.” 
—Suzanne Krohn, Shelf Awareness

“With a premise this fun and a lineup this good, this anthology is a collection of treasures, to be marveled at and admired. Thought-provoking and immensely entertaining.”
Charles Yu, National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown


"Each tale in Sword Stone Table is a piece of sorcery. Each remakes the legend of the once and future king—a historical story of larger-than-life people who could have existed, and perhaps did—to include those whom the original excluded. In place of rich and beautiful straight white people we have an Islamic law judge; women of all ages, sizes, and shapes; an albino Ugandan sorceress (and her nonbinary cat); the working poor; queer folk; BIPOC drummers, students, and isolated wealthy; and those who think they can never live up to their parents' standards of success. Each tale remakes the legend of what could have been into something that should have been. Stories are magic, so perhaps as we read this wonderful collection they will reweave our world into one in which they were, are, or will become true."
—Nicola Griffith, author of Hild and So Lucky