WARRIORS has been turned in

This from George R. R. Martin's Not a Blog:

Gardner Dozois and I have completed work on our WARRIORS anthology, and delivered it to Patrick Nielsen Hayden, our editor at Tor.

This one is a monster, a gigantic "event" anthology with an all-star lineup of writers, most of them award winners and bestsellers in their own fields. The theme of the anthology is war and the warrior ethos... but what makes WARRIORS different from all the military SF anthologies that have gone before is that this one is a cross-genre anthology. Fantasy, SF, historical fiction, suspense, mainstream, romance, and more, all of it was welcome here.

Our final lineup:

Introduction: "Stories from the Spinner Rack," by George R.R. Martin
"The King of Norway," by Cecelia Holland
"Forever Bound," by Joe Haldeman
"The Triumph," by Robin Hobb
"Clean Slate," by Lawrence Block
"And Ministers of Grace," by Tad Williams
"Soldierin'," by Joe Lansdale
"Dirae," by Peter S. Beagle
"The Eagle and the Rabbit," by Steven Saylor
"Seven Years from Home," by Naomi Novik
"The Custom of the Army," by Diana Gabaldon
"The Pit," by James Rollins
"Out of the Dark," by David Weber
"The Girls from Avenger," by Carrie Vaughn
"Ancient Ways," by S.M. Stirling
"Ninieslando" by Howard Waldrop
"Recidivist" by Gardner Dozois
"My Name is Legion," by David Morrell
"Defenders of the Frontier," by Robert Silverberg
"The Scroll," by David Ball
"The Mystery Knight," by George R.R. Martin

There's twenty stories, all original and never before published, including a Forever Peace sequel from Joe Haldeman, a "Lord John" novella by Diana Gabaldon, an Emberverse tale from Steve Stirling, and a major new Dunk & Egg novella from yours truly. Vikings, doughboys, Roman legionaries, knights, Buffalo soldiers, cybernetic infantry, WASPs, Cossacks -- you'll find them all in the pages of WARRIORS.

Look for the Tor hardcover in March 2010.

So far there's no UK sale, nor any foreign deals on the table. Those may come later... but until and unless they do, if you want to read "The Mystery Knight" or any of the other stories, you'll need to grab the Tor edition.

Buy early and often, and help us smash these genre boundaries! It's the story that matters, not the label... at least that's our mantra here.

So you know what you have to do if you want to read the third Dunk and Egg story. . .:-)

8 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Neil Gaiman originally supposed to deliver a story to this anthology as well? What happened?

Anonymous said...

I think I'd rather a third Legends anthology that just sticks to fantasy than this, but like you said I'll have to at least pick up the paperback portion with GRRM's contribution.

Casey said...

Excellent news. I'm really looking forward to robin Hobb's story in particular. It's always nice to see projects where writers get to explore different areas than the little pigeon hole the market puts them in.

Adam Whitehead said...

Gaiman has done a story for the SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, the other GRRM/Dozois anthology out later this year, which is where I think the confusion lies as several other writers, such as Williams, have contributed to both and the two projects developed simultaneously.

I believe Hobb's story is a historical not related to any of her existing fantasy worlds, so it should be an interesting departure.

ShadowofGod said...

Stirling is such a crappy writer.

Other than him i like all rest.

William Lexner said...

Stirling is very uneven. He is capable of good work, and I imagine being in such august company, he sees this as a chance and put his best foot forward.

At least, I would hope so.

Anonymous said...

How the hell will we, the folks in Europe get our hands on this?

Adam Whitehead said...

I imagine there will be a UK deal. HarperCollins Voyager, who did LEGENDS and already publish Hobb and GRRM, seem like the logical fit. I think they are also doing SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH as well. Otherwise I imagine all of the UK SF&F publishers will be interested. LEGENDS was a big hit (LEGENDS II, not so much, due to poor marketing).