I know anthologies aren’t exactly the hottest thing on the market, but the recently re-emerged Scott Lynch brings new of a new anthology from Harper EOS that sounds interesting, especially when one considers the names involved.
From Scott’s Livejournal:
Something else I can reveal, by kind permission of the masterminds involved.
Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan have been working to put together a collection (tentatively) titled Conquering Swords, an anthology of new swords-and-sorcery tales from the various young turks currently working in that vein, along with new tales from some of the Old Masters and Mistresses.
I sold them a short story titled “In the Stacks,” in which an armed expedition attempts to return books to an ancient magical library that has gone feral from all the long centuries of percolating in its own strange energies.
Lou’s take on the project is here, and Jonathan’s is here. They’ve given me a rather mind-blowing list of the writers officially involved, but that hasn’t been formally released yet, so I’ll just name-drop the ones that have spoken or been referenced in public: Glen Cook, James Enge, Steven Erikson, C.J. Cherryh, and yours truly.
Look for it in 2010, and look for various announcements from Lou and Jonathan before then.
It’ll be interesting to see Lynch write short fiction, which, given the nature of his previous novels, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, seems to be an area he should excel in. I’m also curious to see if his contribution is set in the same world as his novels. As for the other names, more short fiction from them is always worth taking an interest in.