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OLD VENUS Delivered

Another anthology done, another monkey off my back.

The last revision just came in on OLD VENUS, the latest (and last, for a time) original anthology that Gardner Dozois and I have been putting together.  Gardner will be delivering the final manuscript... well, e-manuscript... to our editors at Bantam Spectra later today.

Sixteen stories set on Venus.  Not, however, the real life Venus, with its rains of sulfuric acid and surface temperatures that would roast a man in the blink of an eye,  but the old watery pulp Venus of our lost youth, with its swamps, dinosaurs, and web-footed Venusians... Venerians... whatever.

The final lineup for this one will look like this:

INTRODUCTION, by Gardner Dozois
FROGHEADS, by Allen M. Steele
THE DROWNED CELESTRIAL, by Lavie Tidhar
PLANET OF FEAR, by Paul McAuley
GREEVES AND THE EVENING STAR, by Matthew Hughes
A PLANET CALLED DESIRE, by Gwyneth Jones
LIVING HELL, by Joe Haldeman
BONES OF AIR, BONES OF STONE, by Stephen Leigh
RUINS, by Eleanor Arnason
THE TUMBLEDOWNS OF CLEOPATRA ABYSS, by David Brin
BY FROGSLED AND LIZARDBACK TO OUTCAST VENUSIAN LEPERS, by Garth Nix
THE SUNSET OF TIME, by Michael Cassutt
PALE BLUE MEMORIES, by Tobias S. Buckell
THE HEART'S FILTHY LESSON, by Elizabeth Bear
THE WIZARD OF THE TREES, by Joe R. Lansdale
THE GODSTONE OF VENUS, by Mike Resnick
BOTANICA VENERIS: THIRTEEN PAPERCUTS BY IDA COUNTESS RATHANGAN, by Ian McDonald

This one is even more fun than our forthcoming OLD MARS, I think... and there's one story in there that's so bloody good that if it doesn't win the Hugo and Nebula both, I'll count it as a major injustice.  Which one?  Ah, I will leave you guys to figure that out.  But first you'll need to read the book.  Look for it along about a year after OLD MARS.

Gardner and I wish to categorically deny the rumor that we are now working on OLD URANUS.

Comments

( 15 comments )
insurrbution
Jul. 29th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats on getting rid of another monkey! Will your next foray into anthologies & novellas beDunk & Egg #4to work on?
questron
Jul. 29th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oh this does sound like so much fun. I remember fondly the german version of this idea used extensively and nowadays mostly shamefully hidden in the still running Perry Rhodan pulp novella series... it was a fun place to play with Dinosaurs and other unearthly stuff yet directly on our doorstep.

So... are these all exclusively written new stories or is there SOME recycling involved?
matociquala
Jul. 29th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!!!
I am overjoyed to be a part of it, and can't wait to read the other stories.
sleigh
Jul. 30th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Woo hoo!
Colleen Heron Chapman
Jul. 30th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
As a devoted ASOIAF fan, I picked up some of your previous anthologies just to read Dunk and Egg... and discovered how wonderful and enjoyable anthologies are. Thank you for bringing attention to these wonderful stories and continuing to bring them to press. I am really looking forward to Dangerous Women, and I'm sure I'll check out Old Venus as well.
tomycao
Jul. 31st, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Its a nice comment.I love reading it in detail and bookmarked it.I found some real value in the content.Loved it.
Piet Nel
Jul. 30th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
Old Venus
Never mind OLD URANUS... it's OLD PLUTO we want! :)
ilya187
Jul. 31st, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Old Venus
You mean stories where Pluto is a planet instead of a dwarf planet? :) Or where Pluto has density of lead?
Piet Nel
Aug. 2nd, 2013 05:47 am (UTC)
Re: Old Venus
The former, of course!
deathling
Aug. 2nd, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
I'd really like to read about a catastrophic rectal prolapse on old uranus...but that's probably just me.
cyberalien
Jul. 30th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
All great news! Especially the last item ;^)
coragem_jcb
Jul. 30th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
My guess, Ian McDonald
My supernatural powers tell me it's Ian McDonald's story that deserves to win the Hugo and Nebula. Supernatural powers and the fact that I've read Ian's novels.

George, if you haven't read The Dervish House, do it now! If there is one true genius writing SF today, it's Ian McDonald.

I mean it, genius.
Dennis Staples
Jul. 31st, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Is it possible for me to submit a story to the anthologies you work on?

Edited at 2013-07-31 07:22 pm (UTC)
grrm
Jul. 31st, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
Afraid not. They're invitation only.
Dennis Staples
Jul. 31st, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
A nice goal to work towards then. Thanks.
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