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MISHMASH | Swords and Dark Magic Contents & Recent Deals

According to Publisher's Marketplace Alex Bledsoe has signed with TOR for 2 more Eddie LaCrosse adventures following The Sword-Edged Blonde and Burn Me Deadly.  The third book in the series is titled Dark Jenny, in which the sword jockey is suspected of murder in an island kingdom, and forced to find the real killer to save his own life for publication in 2011 with the fourth book in 2012.

John Joseph Adams recently signed with Night Shade Books for yet another reprint anthology titled Brave New Worlds, which will feature the best of dystopian fiction from best-selling authors.

Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan have officially posted the table of contents for their anthology Swords and Dark Magic: The New Swords and Sorcery coming from EOS in June 2010 along with a limted edition from Subterranean Press as well.

1.Introduction, Lou Anders & Jonathan Strahan
2.“Goats of Glory”, Steven Erikson
3.“Tides Elba: A Tale of the Black Company”, Glen Cook
4.“Bloodsport”, Gene Wolfe
5.“The Singing Spear”, James Enge
6.“A Wizard of Wiscezan”, C.J. Cherryh
7.“A Rich Full Week”, K. J. Parker
8.“A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet”, Garth Nix
9.“Red Pearls: An Elric Story”, Michael Moorcock
10.“The Deification of Dal Bamore”, Tim Lebbon
11.“Dark Times at the Midnight Market”, Robert Silverberg
12.“The Undefiled”, Greg Keyes
13.“Dapple Hew the Tint Master”, Michael Shea
14.“In the Stacks”, Scott Lynch
15.“Two Lions, A Witch, and the War-Robe”, Tanith Lee
16.“The Sea Troll’s Daughter”, Caitlin R Kiernan
17.“Thieves of Daring”, Bill Willingham
18.“The Fool Jobs”, Joe Abercrombie

What a line up.  Lou and Jon, you had me at Abercrombie and Lynch.  2010 is looking to be one of the strongest years for anthologies in quite a while.  We have Christopher Golden's impressive The New Dead, Lou Anders next anthology With Great Power that has an equally good line-up, GRRM and Gardner Dozois's all-star Warriors, Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio are doing something called Stories, plus GRRM and Dozois are working on another anthology called Star-Crossed Lovers for the second half of next year with stories from Jim Butcher, Robin Hobb, and Diana Gabaldon.


Anonymous said...

I love dystopian literature as much as the next guy, but if they're coming out with Brave New Worlds, what was Wastelands? I suppose there is a minor difference b/t post-apocalyptic and dystopian, but is there enough to warrant a second anthology like this from JJA?

The Mad Hatter said...

Well for one thing JJA is also coming out with The Living Dead 2. So it doesn't look like he or his Publishers fear a rehash much.

I think dystopian is a fine enough distinction from apocalyptic to make it stand on its own. What it comes down to is will the chosen stories standup to the idea? Also, I've always considered dystopian stories to be more tech involved than apocalyptic stories, but I realize there is a lot of cross over as with any subgenre. Many would consider books like 1984 and The Traveler dystopian but not apocalyptic.