The Book of Swords
Edited by Gardner Dozois
Cover Artist: Steve Youll
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Bantam Hardcover / eBook ISBN/ITEM#: 9780399593765
Date: 10 October 2017
List Price $30.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Editor's Wikipedia Entry / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Product Description: Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction--and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure.
Now, in The Book of Swords, editor and author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters--many of them set in their authors' best-loved worlds. Join today's finest tellers of fantastic tales on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.
FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: "The Best Man Wins" by K.J. Parker, "Her 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, and an introduction by Gardner Dozois.
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