Forthcoming Anthology: Rogues


martin-georgeI love short stories.

Therefore, I love anthologies!

Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin have delivered one helluv an anthology in Rogues. They turned in the completed manuscript last week to their editor at Bantam Spectra. Which is pretty damn cool for me because—since I freelance for Bantam Spectra—I might be able to read the book early!

From George’s Not a Blog:

“This one was an enormous amount of fun. We’re got something for everyone in Rogues — SF, mystery, historical fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, comedy, tragedy, crime stories, mainstream. And rogues, cads, scalawags, con men, thieves, and scoundrels of all descriptions. If you love Harry Flashman and Cugel the Clever, as I do, this is the book for you.

If there’s any bloody justice, some of these stories will contend for awards.”

Here is the Table of Contents:

  • George R.R. Martin: “Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction)
  • Joe Abercrombie: “Tough Times All Over”
  • Gillian Flynn: “What Do You Do?”
  • Matthew Hughes: “The Inn of the Seven Blessings”
  • Joe R. Lansdale: “Bent Twig”
  • Michael Swanwick: “Tawny Petticoats”
  • David Ball: “Provenance”
  • Carrie Vaughn: “The Roaring Twenties”
  • Scott Lynch: “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”
  • Bradley Denton: “Bad Brass”
  • Cherie Priest: “Heavy Metal”
  • Daniel Abraham: “The Meaning of Love”
  • Paul Cornell: “A Better Way to Die”
  • Steven Saylor: “Ill Seen in Tyre”
  • Garth Nix: “A Cargo of Ivories”
  • Walter Jon Williams: “Diamonds From Tequila”
  • Phyllis Eisenstein: “The Caravan to Nowhere”
  • Lisa Tuttle: “The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives”
  • Neil Gaiman: “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
  • Connie Willis: “Now Showing”
  • Patrick Rothfuss: “The Lightning Tree”

Umm, that’s a great line-up! Rothfuss? Lynch? Gaiman? Vaughn? Willis? Abraham and Abercrombie? Sign me up! Rogues can’t get here quick enough!

More information will be posted when I have a release date.

Until then, everybody loves a rogue….