It doesn't get much better than this!

Just received my copies of the signed limited edition of Speculative Horizons!

I was a bit giddy when I opened the box and saw what was inside. Sure, I knew they were coming my way, and I did receive ARCs a few months back. But nothing can beat the feeling you get when you hold a book with your name on it! Okay, so it only says "edited by Patrick St-Denis" on the cover, but that still made my day!

The cover works well; much better than I envisioned. I had never seen the back cover and it goes well with the illustration you see at the top of this post. A quote from the PW review is printed on the back cover, which is nice. All in all, what with the signatures and the interior artwork, it looks quite cool, if I may say so myself!

Subterranean Press should start shipping Speculative Horizons soon. If you want to help raise funds for cancer research, or if you are just curious and wish to give the anthology a shot, it's now available for pre-order via the Subterranean Press website. Otherwise, if you want to get it at a discount, it's also available on various Amazon sites: Canada, USA, Europe.

You can read an extract from C. S. Friedman's short story here, and one from Hal Duncan's short story here.

Here's the blurb:

Speculative fiction is wide in scope and styles, and Speculative Horizons showcases the talent and storytelling skills of five of the genre’s most imaginative voices:

In C. S. Friedman’s “Soul Mate,” it’s love at first sight for Josie at the arts and crafts festival when she meets the handsome Stephan Mayeaux. It all sounds too good to be true until her newfound boyfriend starts to act strangely and unexplained occurrences begin to take place around her.

In Tobias S. Buckell’s “The Eve of the Fall of Habesh,” contragnartii Jazim must carry out one final assignment before the armies of the Sea People lay waste to the city he loves.

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the universe of his bestselling Recluce saga in “The Stranger.” A young herder’s existence will be forever changed by the unexpected arrival of the black-clad man recounting tales of angels living on the summit of the Roof of the World.

In “Flint,” Brian Ruckley introduces us to a young and inexperienced shaman who must venture into the spirit world to discover the source of the sickness which afflicts his tribe before they are all wiped out.

Talk to any cop working for Homicide, Narcotics, or Vice, and they’ll tell you that they get the worst cases imaginable. But in Hal Duncan’s “The Death of a Love,” you realize that they have nothing on Erocide.

3 commentaires:

Kenny Cross said...

Congrats Pat!

Unknown said...

I received my copy in the mail the other day. Looking forward to reading it soon. Congratulations and I was more than happy to help out your cause when I made the purchase.

Cecrow said...

Congrats! Even if your role was editor, I still envy you for that feeling.