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LOWBALL Done & Delivered

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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.

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Chad Cottle
Apr. 19th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
A Dance With Dragons -- Astonishing NYT Run Continues
A Dance With Dragons continues to dance on the New York Times Hardcover bestseller list.

I have a database going back to 1977 that calculates the score of every book that has appeared on the Hardback list for every week since and including 1977 to today's published list. The scale is calculated from the top down. A #1 place gets 15 points, #2 gets 14 points, and so on down to #15, which receives 1 point.

After running my calculation script today...

A Dance With Dragons has notched up one more slot on the list, passing Like Water For Chocolate, to #19. Here's the top 50:

1 The Da Vinci Code
2 The Bridges Of Madison County
3 The Celestine Prophecy
4 Oh, The Places You'll Go
5 The Five People You Meet In Heaven
6 The Help
7 Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
8 The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
9 Illusions
10 The Lovely Bones
11 The Thorn Birds
12 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
13 Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
14 War And Remembrance
15 The Silmarillion
16 Cold Mountain
17 The Bonfire Of The Vanities
18 The Host
19 A Dance With Dragons
20 Like Water For Chocolate
21 Red Storm Rising
22 Lake Wobegon Days
23 The Pelican Brief
24 The Notebook
25 Noble House
26 Gone Girl
27 A Thousand Splendid Suns
28 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
29 The Client
30 The Name Of The Rose
31 Masquerade
32 Chesapeake
33 The Firm
34 The Mammoth Hunters
35 Presumed Innocent
36 Memoirs Of A Geisha
37 The Covenant
38 The Crash Of '79
39 Clear And Present Danger
40 The Cardinal Of The Kremlin
41 The Parsifal Mosaic
42 Gorky Park
43 The Valley Of Horses
44 The Matarese Circle
45 Sophie's Choice
46 Space
47 Poland
48 Angels & Demons
49 Patriot Games
50 Master Of The Game


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