The Bone Forest is a book opening with a novella of the same name followed by seven short stories. All were written by Robert Holdstock and published in 1991 (UK) and 1992 (US). This novella is a prequel to the entire Mythago Wood cycle. According to the author it was written "to fill in the background and back-story to Mythago Wood" at the request of a screenwriter who was working on a planned movie version of Mythago Wood.
The 1991 and 1992 editions of the book contain seven short stories in addition to the novella The Bone Forest., after which the volume takes its name. The additional stories in The Bone Forest bear little relation with either time or events in the Mythago Wood cycle, yet the short stories are largely influenced by the fantasy realm created as part of the Mythago Wood cycle.
The Bone Forest has both won and been nominated for fantasy literature awards.
Read more about The Bone Forest: Contents, Previous Publications, Subsequent Publications, Novella Plot Summary, Short Story Plot Summaries, Critical Commentary and Awards, Chronology of Works in The Mythago Wood Cycle, References
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