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Another Monkey Off My Back

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No, not Kong. Sorry.

However, I'm pleased to report that Gardner Dozois and I have completed work on our original anthology DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS and delivered it to our editors at Penguin Putnam. The final lineup:

THE BASTARD STEPCHILD (introduction), by George R.R. Martin
DEATH BY DAHLIA, by Charlaine Harris (a True Blood story)
THE BLEEDING SHADOW, by Joe R. Lansdale
HUNGRY HEART, by Simon R. Green
STYX AND STONES, by Steven Saylor (a Gordianus story)
PAIN AND SUFFERING, by S.M. Stirling
IT’S STILL THE SAME OLD STORY, by Carrie Vaughn
THE LADY IS A SCREAMER, by Conn Iggulden
HELLBENDER, by Laurie R. King
SHADOW THIEVES, by Glen Cook (a Garrett story)
NO MYSTERY, NO MIRACLE, by Melinda Snodgrass (an Edge story)
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PUZZLE AND A MYSTERY, by M.L.N. Hanover
THE CURIOUS AFFAIR OF THE DEODAND, by Lisa Tuttle
LORD JOHN AND THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES, by Diana Gabaldon (a Lord John novella)
BEWARE THE SNAKE, by John Maddox Roberts (a SPQR story)
IN RED, WITH PEARLS, by Patricia Briggs
THE ADAKIAN EAGLE, by Bradley Denton (novella)

DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS is another of our crossgenre projects, this one a mix of fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, hardboiled mystery, historicals, and private eye stories. We've got some great stories in the book, and I think you'll all enjoy the read. No word yet as to when the book will be released, but I'll be sure and let you know once it's scheduled.

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( 29 comments )
inkoverblood
Sep. 30th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
October Calendar
What animal rests on the month of October in your calendar?
antonstrout
Sep. 30th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I had no idea that this was even happening here at The Bird. Looking forward to it!
balinares
Sep. 30th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
A 'Garrett' story pertaining to thieves? Are we perchance talking about this Garrett?
hippoiathanatoi
Sep. 30th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
balinares
Oct. 1st, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
Ah! Thank you for the pointer. :)
mechanicaltears
Sep. 30th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh I want this! I hope it's released soon! :-)
mizkit
Sep. 30th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Sort of apropos of nothing, if you'll have arrived in Dublin by the evening of October 14th and are feeling up to it, there's a pub quiz for Americans going on at 7pm at the Harcourt Hotel, and it'd be entirely keen to save a place for you and Herself (I assume she'll be with you!) on our team!
maltaran
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Is the Stirling story an Emberverse one?
wmslawhorn
Sep. 30th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Curse you and your all star lineups...Gordianus and SPQR in the same collection...NOOOO... so when is it coming out?
whatamiatailor
Sep. 30th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds awesome. I really liked Warriors so I’ll definitely check it out! ^o^
nparisi
Oct. 1st, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Pleasantly surprised to see Brad Denton here. His "Sergeant Chip" may be my favorite novella of the last 10 years or so.
jemocasa
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Always up for more Glen Cook and Garrett. Awesome!
I'm sure the rest of the book will be good too.
kotite4ever
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
One monkey down!
Good news, George - every monkey you get off your back means that you are one monkey closer to finally slaying Kong, that bastard. Keep it up!

Have you had a chance to watch the Jets-Dolphins game yet?
Gregory Williams
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
Dude, there's a monkey on your head!
lady_of_payne
Oct. 1st, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
I love your short stories. I will read it
stevewood
Oct. 1st, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
Wow...you really packed in some great known writers and some I suspect you are polishing their oysters for us to enjoy. I hear that George R.R. Martin writer is excellent...I just hope the editor lets him have his fun.

Kudos. If you keep this up some of your work will be mandatory reading in High Schools across the world. Thanks.
Sean O'Connell
Oct. 1st, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS
Great to hear of this project, this crossover thing! IMHO crossgenre will be the future of the phantastic literature. Thanx, George!
the12judge
Oct. 1st, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Kong
Whenever Kong is off your back, please don't forget to change the Update page... that's the bookmark I check every morning. :)
ext_271908
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Wooooo!
Now you'll have more time to devote to what's really important, WILDCARDS!!! Lol, I loves the GRRM!
michie3
Oct. 1st, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Is the bastard stepchild a redhead perchance? XD

Oh my poor father is a redhead... all the wise cracks
that he must endure...

So many good things to read! So little time! ...now I
must return to writing my own story...
justynv
Oct. 2nd, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
Kong
I look forward to kong being killed. That's all I'm gonna say.
stevewood
Oct. 3rd, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: Kong
Don't worry...I'm sure Kong will have children.
japanfreak
Oct. 3rd, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Congrats! I'm looking forward to reading all the cool stories in this one. Charlaine Harris alone will help this fly off shelves, so another congrats for that! :)
ext_247804
Oct. 3rd, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
dreamsongs volume 1
sorry for the attempted threadjack but I was wondering if someone could answer a couple questions about dreamsongs. I just got done listening to the audiobook for selections volume 1 and returned it to the library -- it was awe inspiring, but I guess my skills of comprehension are not as great as I thought, because I have NO idea what went on in The Stone City. My first question would be "what was The Stone City about / what was the twist ending?"

My second question would just be can anyone shed light on the twist endings of Tower of Ashes and And Seven Times Never Kill Man -- I basically got it, but there was a little ambiguity in my mind as to what EXACTLY happened at the endings of each.

I realize I could Google and find these answers somewhere, but why not go to the source....
frida_lang
Oct. 4th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
Ooo, looking forward to reading it.
votrobeck
Oct. 4th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
contributions
I second maltaran's question, and raise you: is Simon R. Green's story one from the Nightside?
aliantulay
Oct. 4th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
can you please put up your octocon and Uk schedule i am going to be going london next month would like to attend a signing if there is one
db1869
Oct. 4th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Warriors
How many copies of this anthology sold? Mystery Knight was great.
grrm
Oct. 4th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Warriors
Haven't seen any hard numbers yet, but Tor tells us the anthology did well. Good chances we'll be doing a follow-up. Watch the Not A Blog for announcements.
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