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Monday, November 26, 2007

The Solaris Book of New Fantasy

For those of you who can't wait until July 2008 for your next glimpse of the world of Bitterwood, I'm pleased to announce the release of the Solaris Book of New Fantasy. It's chock full of top notch authors and has been getting excellent reviews, including this detailed, story by story review from Fantasy Book Critic.

My story in the anthology is "Tornado of Sparks." It's set 15 years before the opening of Bitterwood, on the night that the sky-dragon wizard Vendevorex first presents himself to Albekizan as a wizard. It's the story of why Vendevorex decides to raise the human infant Jandra as his daughter. The sun-dragon Zanzeroth has a major role in the story. The story reveals which member of the human cast Jandra is secretly related to. The events serve not just as a prequel to Bitterwood, but also play into a major plot thread in Dragonforge.

The full table of contents is:

Who Slays the Gyant, Wounds theBeast – Mark Chadbourn

Reins of Destiny – Janny Wurts

Tornado of Sparks – James Maxey

Grander than the Sea – T. A. Pratt

The Prince of End Times – Hal Duncan

King Takes – Jeff VanderMeer

In Between Dreams – ChristopherBarzak

And Such Small Deer – Chris Roberson

The Wizard’s Coming – Juliet E.McKenna

Shell Game – Mike Resnick

The Song Her Heart Sang – StevenSavile

A Man Falls – Jay Lake

O Caritas – Conrad Williams

Lt. Privet’s Love Song – Scott Thomas

Chinandega – Lucius Shepard

Quashie Trapp Blacklight – StevenErikson