Got this from the Subterranean Press website:

Jack Vance has been a seminal figure in the development of modern fantasy, so much so that it’s nearly impossible to imagine the genre as we know it today existing without him. In the course of his more than fifty-year career, he has published dozens of major novels, as well as collections filled with marvelously crafted stories, winning the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Edgar Award, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, and several World Fantasy Awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Vance’s masterpiece, The Dying Earth, may be the most influential fantasy novel of the Twentieth Century, surpassed only by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, it has not only inspired several generations of fantasy novelists, but its influence has reached deep into the realms of graphic novels, comics, fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, and even computer gaming.

Today, in order to honor the magnificent career of Jack Vance, one unparalleled in achievement and impact, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN and GARDNER DOZOIS, with the full cooperation of Jack Vance, his family, and his agents, suggest a Jack Vance tribute anthology called Songs of the Dying Earth, to encourage the best of today’s fantasy writers to return to the unique and evocative milieu of The Dying Earth, from which they and so many others have drawn so much inspiration, to create their own brand-new adventures in the world of Jack Vance’s greatest novel.

Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own. To say that other fantasy writers are excited by this prospect is a gross understatement; one has told us that he’d crawl through broken glass for the chance to write for the anthology, another that he’d gladly give up his right arm for the privilege — that’s the kind of regard in which Jack Vance and The Dying Earth are held by generations of his peers.

Authors — stories in hand:

Robert Silverberg
Terry Dowling
Glen Cook
Tanith Lee
Liz Williams
Kage Baker
Elizabeth Moon

Authors — slated to contribute:

Neil Gaiman
Dan Simmons
Elizabeth Hand
Matt Hughes
Mike Resnick
Phyllis Eisenstein
Paula Volsky
Howard Waldrop
Tad Williams
Walter Jon Williams
John C. Wright
Lucius Shepard

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2 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

George R. R. Martin, the amazing man that he is... I wish he'd spent the time organising this project writing "a Dance with Dragons" instead. I don't think he's mentioned the state of the novel since January!?!

Anonymous said...

He has - in his blog. Still hoping to finish up by the end of this month with a fall release.