Friday, March 2, 2012

Anthology Announcement: Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: Tales of Gaslight Fantasy

NEW ANTHOLOGY ANNOUNCEMENT: Close on the heels of announcing that my story "At Will" will lead off the anthology WILFUL IMPROPRIETY: 13 Tales of Society and Scandal (Constable & Robinson / Running Press, release date TBA)...
I am beside myself with ANOTHER anthology announcement appearance. My story "Charged" will be in... *drumroll*

Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, published by TOR Books (Early 2013, release date TBA)

Um... I really don't have ANY WORDS for how excited this list makes me.

Table of Contents
Preface Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Introduction Terri Windling
The Fairy Enterprise by Jeffrey Ford
From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire) by Genevieve Valentine
The Memory Book by Maureen McHugh
Queen Victoria ’s Book of Spells by Delia Sherman
La Reine D’Enfer by Kathe Koja
For the Briar Rose by Elizabeth Wein
The Governess by Elizabeth Bear
Smithfield by James P. Blaylock
The Unwanted Women of Surrey by Kaaron Warren
Charged by Leanna Renee Hieber
Mr. Splitfoot by Dale Bailey
Phosphorus by Veronica Schanoes
We Without Us Were Shadows by Catherynne M. Valente
The Vital Importance of the Superficial by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown by Jane Yolen
A Few Twigs He Left Behind by Gregory Maguire
Their Monstrous Minds by Tanith Lee
Estella Saves the Village by Theodora Goss
And there was much rejoicing. *huzzah!*

Seriously, I can't wait for you all to see this, and for you to meet Mr. Mosley of "Charged", who is, I confess, dangerously preoccupied far more with electricity than gaslight. I'm in some darn thrilling company here. Obviously, I'll share more news as it comes, but if you want to put it on your Goodreads To-Read list, someone graciously already put it up there.



Kat Bender said...

So excited for this anthology as well! I'm very intrigued by the idea of a Victorian story about electricity. It's a fascinating subject, and I'm surprised I don't see more speculative Victorian stories about it. Perhaps it's because steam power seems more antiquated to modern readers?

Congratulations on being selected for the anthology! I will add it to my to-read list straight away. :)

Anonymous said...

This looks like a winner to me. Congrats!