Songs of the Dying Earth
HarperVoyager Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007277483
Date: 01 October 2009 List Price £25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The great Jack Vance is having a well deserved renaissance at the moment, spearheaded by some gorgeous releases from Subterranean Press. Their latest is a Vance inspired volume and has such an extraordinary line up that it (quite rightly) has been picked by Harpercollins Voyager whose perhaps less lavish, but consequently more affordable edition will reach a wider readership.
Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Songs of a Dying Earth features all new stories by a quite staggering array of genre stars - Robert Silverberg, Matthew Hughes (whose Vancian novella Template I reviewed last year), Jeff Vandermeer, Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, Tad Williams, Lucius Shepard, Elizabeth Moon... and the list of luminaries goes on and on!