The Book of Swords

George R.R. Martin has the lowdown on Gardner Dozois’ new anthology, The Book of Swords (which you can pre-order on Amazon now). Gardner asked me for a new Gorel of Goliris story (last seen in the British Fantasy Award winning Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God and in the BFS Award nominated Black Gods Kiss) – despite or even because of the fact Gorel’s a gunslinger who has no time for swords. Cue “Waterfalling”, a new novelette I had a lot of fun writing. The book’s out in hardcover in October, from Bantam. Here’s the full table of contents:

  • Introduction by Gardner Dozois
    THE BEST MAN WINS, by K.J. Parker
    HIS FATHER’S SWORD, by Robin Hobb
    THE HIDDEN GIRL, by Ken Liu
    THE SWORD OF DESTINY, by Matthew Hughes
    “I AM A HANDSOME MAN,” SAID APOLLO CROW, by Kate Elliott
    THE TRIUMPH OF VIRTUE, by Walter Jon Williams
    THE MOCKING TOWER, by Daniel Abraham
    HRUNTING, by C.J. Cherryh
    A LONG, COLD TRAIL, by Garth Nix
    WHEN I WAS A HIGHWAYMAN, by Ellen Kushner
    THE SMOKE OF GOLD IS GLORY by Scott Lynch
    THE COLGRID CONUNDRUM, by Rich Larson
    THE KING’S EVIL, by Elizabeth Bear
    WATERFALLING, by Lavie Tidhar
    THE SWORD TYRASTE, by Cecelia Holland
    THE SONS OF THE DRAGON, by George R.R. Martin
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