This one’s a bit late as I’ve been immersed in writing Thief’s Magic and reorganising our library.
The wonderful Jonathan Strahan has put together an anthology of fantasy with a tilt toward the military and sorcerous, and I was delighted to be invited to submit to it – not just because it’s nice to be invited, but I had the perfect story waiting for exactly that sort of anthology*. And I don’t write short stories very often.
Look at this fabulous table of contents:
Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
“The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”, Scott Lynch
“Amethyst, Shadow, and Light “, Saladin Ahmed
“Camp Follower”, Trudi Canavan
“The Dragonslayer of Merebarton “, K J Parker
“leaf and branch and grass and vine”, Kate Eliot
“Spirits of Salt: A Tale of the Coral Heart”, Jeffrey Ford
“Forever People”, Robert V S Redick
“Sponda the Suet Girl and the Secret of the French Pearl”, Ellen Klages
“Shaggy Dog Bridge: A Black Company Story”, Glen Cook
“The Ghost Makers”, Elizabeth Bear
“One Last, Great Adventure”, Ellen Kushner & Ysabeau Wilce
“The High King Dreaming”, Daniel Abraham
I’m so looking forward to getting my hands on this one!
* The story is not set in the same world as any of my books.
In other news, the anthology I blogged about a few weeks back, Epic: Legends of Fantasy, made it onto the Locus 2012 Recommended Reading List. A big congratulations to John Joseph Adams!