Lou Anders, editorial director of Prometheus Books' science fiction imprint PyrMore news is pouring in for the ‘Conquering Swords’ anthology that I reported on yesterday. For one thing, I erroneously assumed that Pyr Books was the publisher (based on Lou Anders involvement), but it will in fact be published by Harper EOS. Anders posted a comment on the Fantasy Book News & Reviews post about the anthology:

And Michael Moorcock writing a new Elric story.

Title is now Swords & Dark Magic. Thanks for the interest. It won’t disapppoint, I promise!

Anders also shed some news in the comments section on my previous post:

And you can add Gene Wolfe to the list of contributors too. Plus a whole lot more.

On top of this, Joe Abercrombie inferred that he’s going to have a story included in the anthology as well.

So that brings the confirmed list of authors to: Joe Abercrombie, Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, Glen Cook, Steven Erikson, Scott Lynch, James Enge and C.J. Cherryh.

Looks like Harper EOS is hitting for the fences with this anthology, and it’s certainly getting people excited. I know I’ll certainly be getting my hands on it as soon as I can!

  • Seth August 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Sadly, James Enge is the only of these authors I’ve read–most of their works aren’t available in audio, for some reason. My response to Blood of Ambrose was lukewarm, I really do want to read Abercrombie and Erikson though, not to mention the legendary Moorcock. These are all on my pile of shame. Maybe this anthology will be a good introduction to their styles of writing and will help suggest which authors I want to investigate first.

  • Joseph August 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Hmmm…don’t know James Enge or C.J. Cherryh, but this should be a great anthology! Can’t wait. Any word on when we’ll get it?

  • James August 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Hmm, I think I preferred the former name. Wolfe, Erikson, Lynch, Cook, Abercrombie, and Moorcock? Keep bringing in names like these and the anthology is guaranteed to be on everyone’s wishlists.

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