Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Findings and Other Accumulated Goodies from the Week

New Offering from Subterranean Press
A Fantasy Medley
Editor: Yanni Kuznia
Dust Jacket: Kristy Doherty
Limited: 200 numbered copies signed by the authors and editor ($45)
Trade: 3000 fully cloth bound hardcover copies ($20)
ISBN: 978-1-59606-224-5
Length: 136 pages
Availability: preorder--to be published in March 2009

A Fantasy Medley features the superlative storytelling abilities of four diverse authors:
  • In “Zen and the Art of Vampirism,” Zoe Takano, the only vampire in Toronto, a city filled with supernatural creatures of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld, finds her place in the hierarchy threatened by two interlopers.
  • “Riding the Shore of the River of Death” returns us to the world of Kate Elliott’s Crown of Stars. Kareka, daughter of the begh of the Kirshat, hunts to take a man’s head. It is her last opportunity to prove herself as a man or else she will find herself restricted to the role of woman and wife in the clan forever.
  • Robin Hobb revisits her Farseer world in “Words Like Coins.” Mirrifen, a failed hedge-witch’s apprentice who has married to find security finds that threatened by a severe drought and the appearance of a pregnant female pecksie.
  • C.E. Murphy takes us to frozen Moscow in “From Russia, with Love.” Baba Yaga’s daughter is a barmaid at a dive when Janx and Eliseo Daisani walk in. They discover, as they compete for the girl’s affections, that Baba Yaga has plans for Janx and that her beautiful daughter had merely been the bait.

New Samples Chapters Page at Pyr Books
Pyr has a new sample chapters page for many of its SF&F titles accessible from one convenient page. Check it out here.

“Selene” by Lilith SaintcrowChapters 18 and 19 of Lilith Saintcrow’s newest Saint City novel were posted this week. Visit the site to view all the chapters and to subscribe to weekly updates.

New Story on
“Catch ’Em in the Act” by Terry Bisson
Terry Bisson’s many novels include Talking Man (1986), Fire on the Mountain (1988), Voyage to the Red Planet (1990), Pirates of the Universe (1996), and The Pickup Artist (2001). His 1990 short story “Bears Discover Fire” won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards. He has published several volumes of short fiction, including Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories (1993), In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories (2000), and Greetings (2005).

Illustrated by Jeremy Enecio, “Catch ’Em In the Act” is vintage Bisson—ironic, understated, and funnier the more you think about it.


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