Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swords and Dark Magic Table of Contents

Jonathan Strahan has announced the Table of Contents for the forthcoming swords & sorcery anthology Swords and Dark Magic, edited by Strahan and Lou Anders.

1. Introduction, Lou Anders & Jonathan Strahan
2. “Goats of Glory”, Steven Erikson
3. “Tides Elba: A Tale of the Black Company”, Glen Cook
4. “Bloodsport”, Gene Wolfe
5. “The Singing Spear”, James Enge
6. “A Wizard of Wiscezan”, C.J. Cherryh
7. “A Rich Full Week”, K. J. Parker
8. “A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet”, Garth Nix
9. “Red Pearls: An Elric Story”, Michael Moorcock
10. “The Deification of Dal Bamore”, Tim Lebbon
11. “Dark Times at the Midnight Market”, Robert Silverberg
12. “The Undefiled”, Greg Keyes
13. “Dapple Hew the Tint Master”, Michael Shea
14. “In the Stacks”, Scott Lynch
15. “Two Lions, A Witch, and the War-Robe”, Tanith Lee
16. “The Sea Troll’s Daughter”, Caitlin R Kiernan
17. “Thieves of Daring”, Bill Willingham
18. “The Fool Jobs”, Joe Abercrombie

Is that an exciting list of writers? Oh...lord, yes. I discovered most of these writers in my mid to late twenties, but this is the kind of stuff I cut my fantasy-teeth on when I started reading in the genre. (more or less)



Marc said...

I wonder, is this a new Black Company story, or one that has been around that I've never heard of? Cool either way!

Errant Knave said...

Oooh, that IS a good list of writers. I didn't even know a book like this was coming out. Thanks for the tip!

Joe said...

Marc: I haven't read any of Cook's short fiction, but I would love if that was a Black Company story. Maybe something to tease us that those two rumored BC novels will be written.

I think this is an all original anthology, so while it may or may not be Black Company, it should be a completely new story.

EK: Welcome. I have very high hopes for this one.