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LOWBALL Done & Delivered

Another monkey off my back...

This time it is a hideous mutant joker monkey. LOWBALL, the twenty-second volume in the ongoing Wild Cards series of shared world anthologies and mosaic novels, is finally complete, and has been delivered to our editors at Tor.

The lineup this time:
“The Big Bleed,” by Michael Cassutt, starring STUNTMAN,
“Those About to Die,” by David Anthony Durham, starring INFAMOUS BLACK TONGUE,
“Galahad in Blue” by Melinda Snodgrass, starring FRANCIS XAVIER BLACK of the NYPD,
“Ties That Bind” by Mary Anne Mohanraj, starring MICHAEL STEVENS of the NYPD,
“Cry Wolf” by David D. Levine, introducing THE CARTOONIST,
“Road Kill” by Walter Jon Williams, starring GORDON THE GHOUL,
“Once More, for Old Time’s Sake” by Carrie Vaughn, starring EARTH WITCH, CURVBALL, DRUMMER BOY, and JOHN FORTUNE,
“No Parking… “ by Ian Tregillis, starring RUSTBELT.

Special thanks this time around to Melinda Snodgrass, who stepped in heroically to help with the editing on this one when I was being crushed beneath the weight of other deadlines. I could not have pulled this puppy together without her.

LOWBALL will likely be released by Tor in hardcover in summer, 2014. More details when I have 'em. Our main man, Michael Komarck, is already hard at work on another spectacular cover.


Apr. 13th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
I wonder what is involved with such an editing job? How much work is it?
Apr. 13th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
It's a LOT of work.

Editing a mosaic like Wild Cards is about ten times as much work as editing an original anthology of stand-alone stories, like WARRIORS or DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS.

Editing an original anthology is about ten times as much work as editing a reprint anthology.

And editing a reprint anthology is about ten times as much work as editing a Hugo or Nebula anthology. Those are like editing fish in a barrel.
Apr. 13th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
I would think editing fish in a barrel would be rather difficult.
Apr. 15th, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
Quite honestly, were I to edit fish a barrel sounds like the best location to get it done. They are slippery, and the two-handed fish snatch is harder than it looks.
Apr. 15th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, but it's always the fish at the bottom that need editing.


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