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DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS, the latest anthology from me and Gardner Dozois, was released on October 4 in hardcover and ebook formats... and Pat, of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, is giving away a couple of copies.

To enter, check out the contest rules at http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-copy-of-down-these-strange-streets.html

DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS 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 Charlaine Harris story set in the world of Sookie Stackhouse, a Garrett tale from Glen Cook, an Edge story from Melinda Snodgrass, a Gordianus yarn from Steven Saylor, a WWII mystery novella by Bradley Denton (that deserves to be an awards contender, if there is any justice), 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

And for those who don't win a free copy from Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, don't fret. You'll find DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS in your favorite local bookstore or online retailer, and they'll be glad to sell you one.


Oct. 11th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Too bad you couldn't get Charles de Lint to do a Newford story.
Oct. 11th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Very nice to hear about the Brad Denton story. Great writer, wish he'd publish more.
Oct. 11th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Congrats, but...
Congratulations, Mr. Martin, and to Ms. Dozois as well. I'll buy it sometime in the near future.

But: "DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS is the latest crossgenre anthology from Gardner Dozois and yours truly. This one is called DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS". I'm thinking a bit of editing is in order! :)

- Person who means well.
Oct. 12th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering what the organizing principle is with the anthology, is it 'interesting stories, well written'? Anyway, I just downloaded it and I'm anxious to start reading. I'm halfway through The Night Circus and I'll have to work it in but short stories are perfect for that.
Oct. 19th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'll check this out
I was suprised to find this was a hardcover considering the quality of the (uncredited) cover art. According to GRRM's intro, the theme is urban fantasy, but obviously his post above suggests that they have thankfully stretched it beyond that.

Amazon's preview pages seem excessive. They cover the entire intoduction, and they seem to reach the end of the Charlaine Harris story.

Oct. 19th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
slightly off topic
Speaking of anthologies, I'm really looking forward to the next Dunk & Egg novella. I know it was high on your upcoming list a while back. Has it neared the top since the season 2 script was completed?
James Z
Oct. 20th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Look at the cover art. Look at her legs. Look at them closely.
They're nearly bent inward! I can't un-see it!
Oct. 21st, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yep. Unless there is a time/space distortion event around her knees, or she is a were-antelope, there is something very anatomically wrong there.

Of course the publisher is responsible for the cover art, not the writers and editors.



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