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Look! Up in the Sky!

November 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm
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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s… yes, actually, it IS a plane. Jetboy’s plane. And a whole bunch of blimps.

WILD CARDS is back. I’m talking volume one, originally published in 1987, the book that introduced a universe of high-flying aces and twisted jokers, and kicked off a series that is still going strong today, twenty-three years later. Tor has just released a reissue of the book in trade paperback format. It went on sale today, and you’ll find it in your favorite local bookstore… most likely, right next to SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH.

Now, maybe you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of readers who already has a copy of WILD CARDS sitting on your shelf, so you figure you don’t need to snap this one up. Well, you’d be wrong. We didn’t just re-release the original book, we improved it with extra added content — three brand new stories, by Michael Cassutt, David D. Levine, and Carrie Vaughn, covering some of the “lost years” in the Wild Cards timeline. Secret histories and tales untold till now.

The new stories are “Captain Cathode and the Secret Ace” by Michael Cassutt, “Powers” by David D. Levine, and “Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan” by Carrie Vaughn, stellar additions to the original lineup of work from Howard Waldrop, Roger Zelazny, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, Lewis Shiner, Victor Milan, Edward Bryant, Leanne C. Harper, Stephen Leigh, John Jos. Miller, and yours truly. Jetboy, Dr. Tachyon, Fortunato, Yeoman, the Sleeper, Golden Boy, Mark Meadows, Sewerjack and Bagabond, Puppetman, and the Great and Powerful Turtle… they’re all back, and this time they’ve brought friends.

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Now On Sale

November 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm
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November’s a big month for me. Look around, and you’ll find my stuff everywhere.

First out was the hardcover of SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH, the latest crossgenre anthology I’ve edited with Gardner Dozois, featuring seventeen original never-before-published tales of star-crossed lovers, with a lineup that includes fantasy, paranormal romance, and SF, written by some of today’s hottest writers.

The table of contents:
-Jim Butcher, “Love Hurts”
-Jo Beverly, “The Marrying Maid”
-Carrie Vaughn, “Rooftops”
-M.L.N. Hanover, “Hurt Me”
-Cecelia Holland, “Demon Lover”
-Melinda M. Snodgrass, “The Wayfarer’s Advice”
-Robin Hobb, “Blue Boots”
-Neil Gaiman, “The Thing About Cassandra”
-Marjorie M. Liu, “After the Blood”
-Jacqueline Carey, “You and You Alone”
-Lisa Tuttle, “His Wolf”
-Linnea Sinclair, “CourtingTrouble”
-Mary Jo Putney, “The Demon Dancer”
-Tanith Lee, “Under/Above the Water”
-Peter S. Beagle, “Kashkia”
-Yasmine Galenorn, “Man in the Mirror”
-Diana Gabaldon, “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows”

If you’re a fan of Harry Dresden, the Kushiel series, the Outlander books, or any of the other featured writers, this is one you’ll want to pick up.

SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH was released from Pocket Books on November 16, and should be available from your favorite bookstore right now.

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Wedding Guest

November 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm
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Hiya, kids. Heh, heh, heh.

Olivier as Big Daddy? Well, no, but sort of. Dunk found him annoying. Harry had dealings with him, Jason with a namesake. He’s done Dickens, Shakespeare, Thackeray, Chaucer, and Pratchett, and might have run into our dog as well.

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