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Another Monkey Off My Back

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 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.
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