04 May, 2010

It's News To Me #5

The next two weeks I have finals on Wednesday, so I'll be posting the news a bit early each week. Once finals are over (after next week thankfully) I'll be back to the normal Wednesday schedule. Hope the week's going well for you, I'm ready to be done...like that's abnormal. :D

Cover Art

Swords & Dark Magic is THE anthology to read this year, with names like Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, and Glen Cook. How can you go wrong? I love this cover for the new Subterranean Press edition and the last update is that there are fewer than 200 copies left. Here's the blurb:
Swords & Dark Magic is the most important new fantasy anthology to be published this decade. Featuring new stories from the bestselling and brightest writers working in the genre, including: New York Times bestselling authors Scott Lynch and Garth Nix; genre greats Michael Moorcock (with an all-new Elric novella), Michael Shea (with a fully authorized new Cugel the Clever adventure), Robert Silverberg (with an all-new Majipoor tale), Glen Cook (with an all-new Black Company story), Gene Wolfe, and C. J. Cherryh; and hot new writers who've been re-inventing swords and sorcery like Steven Erikson, Joe Abercrombie, Tim Lebbon, and many more.


Good news for The Steel Remains fans as Richard K. Morgan has a "set" publication date for next year:
So here’s where we are: my UK publishers, who’ve carried these delays with much good grace, have set a putative publication date of April 2011. That means that I need to deliver the manuscript by some time in early Autumn this year...I’m actually starting to inch forward in the narrative, and I have – possibly a side effect of writing a lot of game and tie-in comic-book treatments recently - a clearer overall idea of where the book will go than at any time in the last two years.

Ron Howard is talking about directing a trilogy adaption of The Dark Tower series with rumors of leading into a TV series. I enjoyed the first installment (The Gunslinger) and you can count me in line for these movies.


China Mieville won the Arthur C. Clarke award with The City and The City for best novel of 2009, making it the third win for Mr. Mieville. Here's the acceptance speech.


NextRead's hosting Short Story Month and he's got an open thread discussion where you can talk about your favorite short story, plus featured short stories and guest reviews throughout the month.

And that's the news...at least to me.


Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I am really looking forward to this anthology. It really sounds like a great read with such amazing authors. I just read the review over at Phils for Steel Remains and it sounds like something I am going to have to look into getting.

Thanks for the great post, and best of luck to you with your finals.

Bryce L. said...

Thanks Melissa. One down and 4 to go. Eek. So far so good. I'm dying to get my hands on that anthology. Too many great authors that I love. :)

Vaughn Alaine-Marshall’s "Uberstar" said...

Swords and dark magic sounds great, and yes that cover does look fantastic! cant wait to get my hands on one!

ediFanoB said...

Would be great if you could grab a copy of Swords & Dark Magic.