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Remember Venus? No, no, not the hellhole that NASA found, with its acid rains and searing temperatures, but Old Venus, the Venus of our childhoods, the Venus of Burroughs and Moore and Bradbury and Brackett and Heinlein and Zelazny... the Venus that Astro hailed from... shrouded in clouds, mysterious, teeming with dinosaurs and endless swamps anmd furtive web-footed Venerians?

Who says you can't go home again? Old Venus awaits you. OLD VENUS, the latest original anthology from me and my co-conspirator Gardner R. Dozois, goes on sale today at a bookstore near you, or from your favorite on-line bookseller.

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Here's the table of contents:

The final lineup:

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

OLD MARS was a great hit with fans of old-fashioned space opera and planetary romance, and we think OLD VENUS is even better... 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.

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( 13 comments )
dragonborngurl
Mar. 3rd, 2015 08:22 pm (UTC)
can't wait to read these! Thank you for keeping us aware and keeping this genre alive.
David Incio
Mar. 3rd, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the release
Congratulations Mr.Martin, hope to see OLD VENUS and OLD MARS released in portuguese. Almost every anthology from you is published in PT hope to see those two too.
Tank you Sir!
Ameena Tariq
Mar. 4th, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
Congratulation!!
Congratulations!! can't wait to read these!! recently discovered Rogues and dangerous women....loved those as well... patiently waiting for "son of kong" =)
Ronald Grimsson
Mar. 4th, 2015 08:50 am (UTC)
The cover wouldn't be complete without the presence of some Venus flytraps.

It would be great if these anthologies were the sign of a major return of old school space opera and planetary romance in a slightly updated form.
Rebecca Dornsife
Mar. 4th, 2015 02:07 pm (UTC)
Signed copies?
Will there be any signed copies at Jean Cocteau or any signings planned?
grrm
Mar. 4th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Signed copies?
Yes, signed copies will be available from the Cocteau.
Rebecca Dornsife
Mar. 5th, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Signed copies?
Thanks George!
bighdog
Mar. 4th, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
OT: NFL trade Eagles & Bills
Hey George this is an off topic question what are your thoughts on the Eagles and Bills trade? Being a Giant fan do you think this trade makes the Eagles better or worse in the long run? Running backs today start declining around McCoy's age and Eagles got a young possible great LB in Kiko if he comes back healthy.
grrm
Mar. 4th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC)
Re: OT: NFL trade Eagles & Bills
I think Rex Ryan drank Chip Kelly's milkshake on this one.

I am glad the Giants won't need to stop Shady McCoy any more.

I am sorry the Jets will need to face him twice a year.
jeffr23
Mar. 4th, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
I noticed that Brin's bibliography in this book lists Kiln Time. I remember seeing listings for that on the uk amazon a long time ago, but if it was ever written and published that's (very good) news to me. Does this book actualy exist? If so, where can one get it?
givemethechild
Mar. 4th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Digging Elizabeth Bear's shoutout to David Bowie.... that alone is enough to make me want to buy this.
electricnight
Mar. 5th, 2015 07:27 am (UTC)
So true.
So true.
Mary Ellen Wofford
Mar. 5th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
I bought the book yesterday. Was going to wait til payday but when I saw a new story by Joe Haldeman I had to get it! Ever since I read the Forever War saga I've been a fan of his! Thanks for including him.
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