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DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS DELIVERED

October 1, 2010
Gardner Dozois and I have delivered the completed manuscript of our original anthology Down These Strange Streets to our editors at Penguin/ Putnam/ Ace. DTSS is the latest of our crossgenre projects, featuring a blend of urban fantasy, science fiction hardboiled mystery, noir, paranormal romance, historicals, and fantasy PI stories.
The lineup includes a Lord John novella from Diana Gabaldon, a SPQR story by John Maddox Roberts, a True Blood story by Charlaine Harris, a Garrett tale from Glen Cook, an Edge story from Melinda Snodgrass, a Gordianus yarn from Steven Saylor, an incredible WWII mystery novella by Bradley Denton, a Joe Lansdale story than can only be described as Gonzo Lovecraft, and wonderful contributions from Carrie Vaughn, Conn Iggulden, Simon R. Green, Laurie R. King, Lisa Tuttle M.L.N. Hanover, Patricia Briggs,and S.M. Stirling.
The table of contents:

- “The Bastard Stepchild” (introduction), by George R.R. Martin
- “Death by Dahlia,” by Charlaine Harris
- “The Bleeding Shadow,” by Joe R. Lansdale
- “Hungry Heart,” by Simon R. Green
- “Styx and Stones,” by Steven Saylor
- “Pain and Suffering,” by S.M. Stirling
- “It’s Still the Same Old Story,” by Carrie Vaughn
- “The Lady Is a Screamer,” by Conn Iggulden
- “Hellbender,”by Laurie R. King
- “Shadow Thieves,” by Glen Cook
- “No Mystery, No Miracle,” by Melinda Snodgrass
- “The Difference Between a Puzzle and a Mystery,” by M.L.N. Hanover
- “The Curious Affair of the Deodand,” by Lisa Tuttle
- “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” by Diana Gabaldon
- “Beware the Snake,” by John Maddox Roberts
- “In Red, With Pearls,” by Patricia Briggs
- “The Adakian Eagle,” by Bradley Denton

No publication date has been set yet, but look for Down These Strange Streets sometime in 2011.
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