Monday, April 7, 2008

Crown Duel Prequel Now Official!

Norilana Books has formally announced the acquisition of the prequel to Sherwood Smith's Crown Duel.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Good News on the Anthology Front!

In a world where short fiction is rapidly becoming an endangered species, I've got news that Norilana Books is getting ready for two more anthologies.

First, the long-running Sword and Sorceress anthologies that Marion Zimmer Bradley began over two decades ago will be continuing with Sword and Sorceress 23. Yet again it will be edited by Elizabeth Waters, longtime secretary to MZB, and probably one of the people who knew her mind best. We can be sure of a star-studded table of contents in this volume.

Second, Deborah J. Ross will be doing a second volume of Lace and Blade, her anthology of romantic fantasy that came out this past Valentine's day. It appears that the first volume was a sufficient success that it will become an annual event.