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Gardner Dozois and I have completed work on our WARRIORS anthology, and delivered it to Patrick Nielsen Hayden, our editor at Tor

This one is a monster, a gigantic "event" anthology with an all-star lineup of writers, most of them award winners and bestsellers in their own fields. The theme of the anthology is war and the warrior ethos... but what makes WARRIORS different from all the military SF anthologies that have gone before is that this one is a cross-genre anthology. Fantasy, SF, historical fiction, suspense, mainstream, romance, and more, all of it was welcome here.

Our final lineup:

Introduction: "Stories from the Spinner Rack," by George R.R. Martin
"The King of Norway," by Cecelia Holland
"Forever Bound," by Joe Haldeman
"The Triumph," by Robin Hobb
"Clean Slate," by Lawrence Block
"And Ministers of Grace," by Tad Williams
"Soldierin'," by Joe Lansdale
"Dirae," by Peter S. Beagle
"The Eagle and the Rabbit," by Steven Saylor
"Seven Years from Home," by Naomi Novik
"The Custom of the Army," by Diana Gabaldon
"The Pit," by James Rollins
"Out of the Dark," by David Weber
"The Girls from Avenger," by Carrie Vaughn
"Ancient Ways," by S.M. Stirling
"Ninieslando" by Howard Waldrop
"Recidivist" by Gardner Dozois
"My Name is Legion," by David Morrell
"Defenders of the Frontier," by Robert Silverberg
"The Scroll," by David Ball
"The Mystery Knight," by George R.R. Martin

There's twenty stories, all original and never before published, including a Forever Peace
sequel from Joe Haldeman, a "Lord John" novella by Diana Gabaldon, an Emberverse tale from Steve Stirling, and a major new Dunk & Egg novella from yours truly. Vikings, doughboys, Roman legionaries, knights, Buffalo soldiers, cybernetic infantry, WASPs, Cossacks -- you'll find them all in the pages of WARRIORS.

Look for the Tor hardcover in March 2010.

So far there's no UK sale, nor any foreign deals on the table. Those may come later... but until and unless they do, if you want to read "The Mystery Knight" or any of the other stories, you'll need to grab the Tor edition.

Buy early and often, and help us smash these genre boundaries! It's the story that matters, not the label... at least that's our mantra here.



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Mar. 24th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Anthologies are my favorite way of finding new authors and this one is definitely a must.

...Now, what do I read to take my mind off it until it's out? ;-)
Mar. 24th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Looks great!
btw, thanks for posting the a link to Patrick Rothfuss' site a while back, I picked up his novel and loved it! I can now include myself in the group of people eagerly awaiting his next one!
Mar. 24th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Me too. I'm reading Name of the Wind right now. I'm only about 200 pages in but I consider it the best thing I've read since I started reading A Song of Ice and Fire in '03.
(no subject) - mopsie2002 - Mar. 24th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 24th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
This seems really exciting, but why so long for it to be published? I'm curious, as I don't know how these things work.

In any case, looking forward to it.
Mar. 24th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Great Lineup
Another anthology to look forward to. Some of my favorite authors are in there, I'll definitely be picking up the HC edition.
Mar. 24th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's a smoking hot collection!

"The Mystery Knight," by George R.R. Martin

I am happy person. ♥♥
Mar. 24th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
You, Beagle and Gabaldon in one volume? Be still my heart! I've been missing Dunk, Egg and Lord John (my favourite gay 18th century mystery-solving English army officer).
Mar. 24th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
pub date
Turns out Tor has been saving a slot for WARRIORS, even though we were a few months late in delivering the book.

The hardcover will be released in March 2010.

That's much sooner than I'd hoped. Hurrah!

(I've changed my post up above to reflect the date).
Mar. 25th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
Re: pub date
Wonderful! Not only that you've delivered the book (and what a lineup) but now we have a pub date too. :)
Mar. 24th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
YAAAAY! Wonderful news, thank you!! :-)
Mar. 25th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Would be nice to read a sequel to the Forever series. Hopefully it will come out in Europe or otherwise I will need to get it next time I am in the US.
Mar. 25th, 2009 09:19 am (UTC)
UK Release
Bah, no UK release date? I was just getting excited about that terrific lineup.... Might have to shell out a few more $$ to get me a US edition.
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Great news, i hope to read this book in italian at future!
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
I'm GD droolin.
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
march 2010.

A long time to wait, though. But what a lineup!
Mar. 25th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Hell yeah
I was wondering when this would come out. Two of my favorite authors are here (you and Haldeman), and I'm pretty stoked to check out the rest. I have some of these other authors' books on my shelf now, but haven't got there yet....it's a big shelf....I'm going as fast as I can.
Can't wait, though! just the theme of the anthology sounds killer. And I thought a zombie anthology would be tough to 1 up.
Nice to have something in 2010 to look forward to!
Mar. 25th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
I am really interested in the Saylor story. His Gordinius the Finder books are great. Although another emberverse story is a good bonus. Sadly, I have only read 14 of the authors...
Mar. 25th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I've been exited about Warriors ever since I first heard about it at Trinoc*con. Can't wait to read it. Congratulations!
Mar. 25th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I am very excited to see Naomi Novik included. Her Temeraire series is truly excellent and much better written than the Eragon series. Temeraire is the coolest, most bad ass dragon out there in the fantasy world.
Mar. 25th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I LOVE Joe Lansdale!
Mar. 25th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
WHEN Warriors is a success
The next volume should be ROGUES. Kingswood Brotherhood!

And Walter could write a new Drake Maijstral tale!!!!
Mar. 25th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
This is beyond exciting, and the multi-genre format makes it all the more appealing.
Mar. 26th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
So stories from you, Tad Williams, Robin Hobb, Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, and David Weber among others? Sign me up.

Looks good.

Mar. 26th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Variety is a wonderful ingredient
I will admit that I bought "Legends" vol. 1 and 2 because you had stories in them, but after reading ALL the short stories I came to appreciate the variety and difference of each author, the depth and range, and the unique flavor that everyone brought to the table. So I am pretty stoked to hear about this latest release. I can't lie though, as Dunk and Egg are some of my favorite ASOIF characters, I do very much look forward to reading ALL the stories included. Kudos to you all!!!
Mar. 26th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Sounds like my speed. I'll check it out.
Mar. 27th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yummy !!
Many favorite authors between the jackets. I can't wait !! Well done.
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
This sounds great!! Wish I didn't have to wait a year. Dunk and Egg Rule!! The Hedge Knight is still my favorite all-time short story. I'll often crack open the graphic novel for a quick read while gazing at Mike's brilliant art. Hats off to Ben for the story adaptation as well. Oh, and thanks to you George for the original story and the world of Ice and Fire you've created. It doesn't get any better than Westros.
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