The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop’s Modern Fables

Robin D. Laws et al.

These confusing times of Internet trolls, one-percenters, toxic fame, and impending singularity cry out for clarity – the clarity found in Aesop’s 2,500 year old fables.

70 writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to this classic format. Zombies, dog-men and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes and cockroaches. Parables ranging from the punchy to the evocative, the wry to the disturbing, explore eternal human foibles, as displaced onto lemmings, trout, and racing cars. But beware – in these terse explorations of desire, envy, and power, certitude isn’t always as clear as it looks.

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