and you, you were acting like it was the end of the world.
It's Book day, busting out all over!
Of course, today is US launch day* for my own Shattered Pillars, second in the Eternal Sky trilogy. Shattered Pillars is a novel of crumblimg empire, necromancy, Rukhs, Djinni, ghulim, Wizards, tiger-warriors, martial monks, and magic ponies set in a fantasy realm inspired by the cultures, sweep, and breadth of our own world's Silk Road and the Asian steppe. Thrills, chills, buildering, war crimes, and did I mention magic ponies?
You can read an excerpt here, at Tor.com. You can read Brit Mandelo's review here, also at Tor.com. And you can read Marissa Lingen's review here at her livejournal.
Shattered Pillars received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist and rave reviews from Publishers Weekly and Romantic Times. (details here)
Range of Ghosts, first in the series, is a Tiptree Honor Book, a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award nominee for Best Epic Fantasy, and the first printing sold out in under a week.
To order Shattered Pillars online:
It is, of course, available where ever fine pixels are pushed--or, for that matter, pages.
But wait! That's not all!
It's also launch day for the Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling edited Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, a Gaslamp Fantasy anthology with an amazing Table of Contents:
Speaking of that ToC, here it is:
Introduction: Fantasy, Magic, and
Fairyland in Nineteenth-Century England Terri Windling
“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” Delia Sherman
“The Fairy Enterprise”
“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion
of the Uncanny and Marvelous,
Scheduled for Premiere at the
Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” Genevieve Valentine
“The Memory Book”
“La Reine d’Enfer”
“For the Briar Rose”
“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” Kaaron Warren
“Charged” Leanna Renee Hieber
“Phosphorus” Veronica Schanoes
“We Without Us Were Shadows” Catherynne M. Valente
“The Vital Importance of the Superficial” Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
“The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” Jane Yolen
“A Few Twigs He Left Behind” Gregory Maguire
“Their Monstrous Minds” Tanith Lee
“Estella Saves the Village” Theodora Goss
...So I'm in an anthology with Jane Yolen, Tanith Lee, and Ellen Kushner. How did this get to be my life again?
*UK launch day is April 15. We Apologize For The Inconvenience.