Rogues edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois will publish on June 17, 2014!
For those of you who don’t know, it is a short story anthology featuring some of the best talent in the genre. I love genre anthologies. It is the best and most cost effective way to find new authors. And not only that, read stories that often expand on the worlds that many of our best writers create in their novels!
Here is more about Rogues:
A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors—including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin!
The latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire Ice and Fire saga.
Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand in this rogues’ gallery of stories that will plunder your heart—and yet leave you all the richer for it.
Featuring all-new stories by:
George R. R. Martin • Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!
When contributing writer Scott Lynch visited Seattle during his tour for The Republic of Thieves, he did not read from that book. He also did not read from the forthcoming The Thorn of Emberlain, although he teased that he could. No, he read from A Year and a Day in Old Theradane, his novella from Rogues! I asked him if I could record the event. He happily agreed. Then I asked his editor, Anne Groell, if I could post the audio of Scott reading the first five parts out of the fourteen that comprise the story. She loved the idea. I held onto the audio recording, waiting for the perfect moment.
That moment is today! Rogues will publish three months from today on June 17, 2014. And that, coupled with the release of the cover and anthology synopsis, makes it an even more special day!
So here is video of Scott reading the beginning of A Year and a Day in Old Theradane!
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”