Swords and Dark Magic, edited by Lou Anders and Jonthan Strahan

Gimme, gimme!

  • Check Your Dark Lord at the Door” — Lou Anders & Jonathan Strahan
  • Goats of Glory — Steven Erikson
  • Tides Elba: A Tale of the Black Company — Glen Cook
  • Bloodsport — Gene Wolfe
  • The Singing Spear — James Enge
  • A Wizard of Wiscezan — C.J. Cherryh
  • A Rich Full Week — K. J. Parker
  • A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet — Garth Nix
  • Red Pearls: An Elric Story — Michael Moorcock
  • The Deification of Dal Bamore — Tim Lebbon
  • Dark Times at the Midnight Market — Robert Silverberg
  • The Undefiled — Greg Keyes
  • Dapple Hew the Tint Master — Michael Shea
  • In the Stacks — Scott Lynch
  • Two Lions, A Witch, and the War-Robe — Tanith Lee
  • The Sea Troll’s Daughter — Caitlin R Kiernan
  • Thieves of Daring — Bill Willingham
  • The Fool Jobs — Joe Abercrombie

A big improvement over the regular edition, while maintaining the general tone and colour scheme. Quality as I’ve come to expect from Subterranean Press. But, really, it’s that Table of Contents that makes my pants a little tight. The art is by Dominic Harman. More information about the anthology can be found on Lou Anders’ blog.

  • Bush League Critic May 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

    That is quite an impressive roll-call of genre authors! It certainly makes me stand up and take notice.

    The little dude in the center looks a lot like Link from the Zelda games.

  • Chad Hull May 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Bad Ass.

  • Saladin Ahmed May 10, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Yowzah! I’ve been geeked about this antho for a while now, but yeah, this cover blows the other one away.

    Thanks for your kind tweet-words about my story, BTW! I’ve been lurkily reading this blog for a while, so it was very cool to see you give me a shout-out.

  • aidan May 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

    In that case, Saladin, you’ll like what I have planned for later this afternoon! Keep an eye on A Dribble of Ink.