Anyone else reading this anthology???

Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, the Songs of Love & Death anthology appears to have flown under the radar. I'm not sure if ARCs were sent out, but I just received a finished copy a few days ago. Given the quality and popularity of the contributors, I was expecting this anthology to be released with more fanfare. . .

I started reading it this afternoon, and so far I'm enjoying Songs of Love & Death even more than I enjoyed Warriors (Canada, USA, Europe). The Neil Gaiman piece was particularly good. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Anyone else reading this book??? Check it out!

Here's the blurb:

In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.

Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see.

International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost.

New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart.

Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell.

9 commentaires:

Skip said...

I'm basically avoiding anything GRRM does or is attached to until and unless A Dance with Dragons ships, so it's entirely possible I'll never read anything else he writes again.

Yah, yah, GRRM is not my bitch, but it doesn't mean that I'm his, either.

machinery said...

george r r martin ?
remind me again ?
who is he ?

Adam Whitehead said...

I'm surprised that the Gaiman, Carey, Hobb and Butcher fanbases haven't been all over this.

However, it's also odd that, compared to the fanfares accompanying the releases of both SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH and WARRIORS, this anthology really seems to have sneaked under the radar.

Anonymous said...

Grorge RR Martin....Who is he????

He is that guy from HBO who is making a TV series.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Martin does inspire a lot of ire, doesn't he? I've gone past my anger to complete indifference. Some of the stories sounds interesting so I might check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

Luke said...

You guys are SO damn petty. Like it legitimately makes me said.

Navym said...

For the Butcher fanbase, I don't think they'll buy this one because the story appairs also in Side Jobs which has been released a couple weeks ago.

I'll take a look on it, though. Names like Gabaldon, Carey, Gaiman, Hobb, Beagle, Lee and Vaugn kinde make me giggle like a 9 yo little girl.
And I'm a man.

Anonymous said...

GRRM, it's time to stop using SONG in every title of every book your name is on. It's getting a bit stale.

Paula said...

I already have the Butcher collection, I usually buy Gaiman's collections, and I'm still waiting for a Robin Hobb collection. I thought this sounded interesting; however, I have yet to read my doorstop copy of warriors, so I don't think I can justify the expense.