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Coming In October...

... is the latest crossgenre anthology from Gardner Dozois and yours truly. This one is called DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS, and in its pages you'll find another all star roster of writers, with a mixture of urban fantasy, science fiction, hardboiled mystery, noir, paranormal romance, historicals, and fantasy PI stories.

The lineup includes a Lord John novella from Diana Gabaldon, a SPQR story by John Maddox Roberts, a True Blood story by Charlaine Harris, a Garrett tale from Glen Cook, an Edge story from Melinda Snodgrass, a Gordianus yarn from Steven Saylor, an incredible WWII mystery novella by Bradley Denton, a Joe Lansdale story than can only be described as Gonzo Lovecraft, and wonderful contributions from Carrie Vaughn, Conn Iggulden, Simon R. Green, Laurie R. King, Lisa Tuttle, M.L.N. Hanover, Patricia Briggs,and S.M. Stirling.

The complete table of contents:

- "The Bastard Stepchild" (introduction), by George R.R. Martin
- "Death by Dahlia," by Charlaine Harris
- "The Bleeding Shadow," by Joe R. Lansdale
- "Hungry Heart," by Simon R. Green
- "Styx and Stones," by Steven Saylor
- "Pain and Suffering," by S.M. Stirling
- "It's Still the Same Old Story," by Carrie Vaughn
- "The Lady Is a Screamer," by Conn Iggulden
- "Hellbender,"by Laurie R. King
- "Shadow Thieves," by Glen Cook
- "No Mystery, No Miracle," by Melinda Snodgrass
- "The Difference Between a Puzzle and a Mystery," by M.L.N. Hanover
- "The Curious Affair of the Deodand," by Lisa Tuttle
- "Lord John and the Plague of Zombies," by Diana Gabaldon
- "Beware the Snake," by John Maddox Roberts
- "In Red, With Pearls," by Patricia Briggs
- "The Adakian Eagle," by Bradley Denton

Look for DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS at your favorite bookstore this fall.


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Feb. 10th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Some of my favorite authors!

That looks like alot of fun.
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Brilliant News, Ser. Will rush to the bookshop immediately. Does that never-before published story the cover hints at include dancing dragons ? Just joking (:-) No real fan of the story would want to rush you.

P.S. I recently noticed a new magazine with collectible dragon miniatures on the newsstand. But the series does not include licensed Dany-Dragons, it seems, though to me it would seem a good business idea.
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Not that I have any complaints about the anthologies I'm in, but--maaaan! I never get to be in any of the cool anthologies! :) Looks terrific, can't wait to read it!
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Good stuff, late last year after I completed my quest to have a complete set of Wild Card books I began my quest to have a complete set of all anthologies that feature a story from you! I'll get this one first run, thanks!
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
cool - there are a lot of other authors listed that I've been meaning to check out for a while. will definitely keep an eye out for this book in the fall :)
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
"Gonzo Lovecraft" is the best phrase I've ever heard.
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Another great collection of authors, though I admit, for some reason I had had it in my head that Howard Waldrop would contribute something. Was he tenatively announced earlier, or did I just make it up? Probably just a sign that I need to re-read "The Ugly Chickens" or "Man-Mountain Gentian".

Is the Hanover part of the Black Sun's Daughter canon?
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Howard was supposed to be in the book, yes, but he is still writing THE MOON WORLD and had to drop out.
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Feb. 10th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
is "The Bastard Stepchild" an egg and dunk story?
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
It's not a story at all. It's an introduction. See where it says "Introduction" in the table of contents?
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Cover - rappy7 - Feb. 14th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Feb. 10th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)

October seems so far away!
Feb. 10th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oo! Thanks for the heads up! Going to add this to my Amazon wishlist, since I have to wait until October. I am a huge fan of Briggs and Gabaldon (and you, too, obviously ^_~). Anthologies are also an awesome way to be introduced to other authors, so I'm looking forward to checking out the many others I haven't tried yet! I'm a big-time Urban Fantasy fan. :) This will be available for the Kindle, I hope!
Feb. 10th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Good ser, I was quite hoping for something like this. Urban fantasy, gonzo lovecraft, and paranormal romance sandwiched between the covers of one book? It's almost too much for a fan such as myself.

Only thing missing is a Wild Cards entry! But I can without this time I guess as Lisa Tuttle and Melinda Snodgrass are representin.

Keep up the pace and the good work!
Feb. 10th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
I was really hoping for something else when I read the title of this post. ;)
Feb. 10th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
What is up with that poor woman's legs? They appear to be bending backwards?
Feb. 10th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh dear...
I agree. Her stance is such that she should be falling over into her super-natural "insert-here".

The artist did however, manage to get her hips over her feet, but the bone structure on her lower legs are reminiscent of a goat.

Though she could be the daughter of Pan or some such silliness and it's a genetic attribute. What an amusing story that would be. The daughter of Pan loose on the city streets and only Vampire Von Vamper can bring her down.
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Feb. 10th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
Wow! This looks awesome! Will definitely have to get it once I have enough money (my bank has been telling me for months now that it'll come soon but I'm sure March 1st will finally be the day!)

I do however think that your name should have been in a larger font!

Good job, ser!
Feb. 10th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
you have a twisted sense of humor
But it looks like another fun collection of shorts. Thanks for the heads-up.
Feb. 10th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: you have a twisted sense of humor
I take it you came here via Twitter too? My heart seriously started doing double-time when I saw the grrmpy tweet - and then I clicked and saw this post. CRUSHING DISAPPOINTMENT.

Evil twisted writer! Though I suppose that's part of why grrm's stories are so diabolically enjoyable...
Re: you have a twisted sense of humor - hippoiathanatoi - Feb. 13th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: you have a twisted sense of humor - makhsihed - Feb. 13th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
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