Thursday, May 23, 2013

Table of contents - "Rogues" edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

Rogues. The good stories would lose some of their shining without a good villain. And in some of the cases there is a certain appeal to these scoundrels, charlatans and rascals, something that makes a mark on the reader and offers them a place in the hall of memorable characters.  Well, some new such characters might be cherished by the readers from another anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, “Rogues”. It is the third anthology put together by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois this year after “Dangerous Women” due to be released by Tor Books on December 3rd and “Old Mars” due to be released by Bantam Spectra on October 8th. Like “Dangerous Women”, “Rogues” is a cross-genre anthology featuring SF, mystery, historical fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, crime and mainstream stories. And once again, the line-up of authors is mighty impressive, with each writer appearing on the table of contents a reason to read this collection. “Rogues” will be published by Bantam Spectra, probably in 2014, but there is no precise publication date yet.

“Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction) by George R.R. Martin
“Tough Times All Over” by Joe Abercrombie
“What Do You Do?” by Gillian Flynn
“The Inn of the Seven Blessings” by Matthew Hughes
“Bent Twig” by Joe R. Lansdale
“Tawny Petticoats” by Michael Swanwick
“Provenance” by David Ball
“The Roaring Twenties” by Carrie Vaughn
“A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch
“Bad Brass” by Bradley Denton
“Heavy Metal” by Cherie Priest
“The Meaning of Love” by Daniel Abraham
“A Better Way to Die” by Paul Cornell
“Ill Seen in Tyre” by Steven Saylor
“A Cargo of Ivories” by Garth Nix
“Diamonds From Tequila” by Walter Jon Williams
“The Caravan to Nowhere” by Phyllis Eisenstein
“The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives” by Lisa Tuttle
“How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” by Neil Gaiman
“Now Showing” by Connie Willis
“The Lightning Tree” by Patrick Rothfuss

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