March 24, 2009
WARRIORS, the huge ambitious original anthology that I’ve been co-editing with my friend Gardner Dozois, has been completed and delivered to our editors at Tor books.
This one is a monster, a gigantic “event” anthology in the tradition of such landmarks as Robert Silverberg’s LEGENDS and Harlan Ellison’s classic DANGEROUS VISIONS books, with an all-star lineup of writers, almost all of them award winners and bestsellers in their own fields. The theme of the anthology is war and the warrior ethos… but what makes WARRIORS different from all the military SF anthologies that have gone before is that this one is a cross-genre anthology, featuring original stories from top writers in half a dozen categories of fiction. Fantasy, SF, historical fiction, suspense, mainstream, romance, and more, all of it was welcome here.
We want to show the readers that it’s the story that matters, not the label.
Our final lineup:
Introduction: “Stories from the Spinner Rack,” by George R.R. Martin
“The King of Norway,” by Cecilia Holland
“Forever Bound,” by Joe Haldeman
“The Triumph,” by Robin Hobb
“Clean Slate,” by Lawrence Block
“And Ministers of Grace,” by Tad Williams
“Soldierin’,” by Joe Lansdale
“Dirae,” by Peter S. Beagle
“The Eagle and the Rabbit,” by Steven Saylor
“Seven Years from Home,” by Naomi Novik
“The Custom of the Army,” by Diana Gabaldon
“The Pit,” by James Rollins
“Out of the Dark,” by David Weber
“The Girls from Avenger,” by Carrie Vaughn
“Ancient Ways,” by S.M. Stirling
“Ninieslando” by Howard Waldrop
“Recidivist” by Gardner Dozois
“My Name is Legion,” by David Morrell
“Defenders of the Frontier,” by Robert Silverberg
“The Scroll,” by David Ball
“The Mystery Knight,” by George R.R. Martin
There’s twenty stories, all original and never before published, including a Forever Peace sequel from Joe Haldeman, a “Lord John” novella by Diana Gabaldon, an Emberverse tale from Steve Stirling, and a major new Dunk & Egg novella from yours truly. Vikings, doughboys, Roman legionaries, knights, Buffalo soldiers, cybernetic infantry, WASPs, Cossacks—you’ll find them all in the pages of WARRIORS.
No publication date has been announced for the book yet, but look for it in late 2010 or early 2011, in hardcover. Watch this space for further announcements.