Friday, September 14, 2007

New Jack Vance Tribute Anthology Announced

George R.R. Martin announced on his news site that he will editing a new Jack Vance tribute anthology alongside co-editor Gardner Dozois. The anthology titled Songs of the Dying Earth will be published by Tor Books. In addition to Tor's mass-market release Subterranean Press will be producing not one but two limited edition runs for collectors.

Quoting GRRM

"We've assembled an all-star lineup of contributors for the book, we think. Songs of the Dying Earth will feature original stories from Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Hand, John C. Wright, Glen Cook, Jeff Vandermeer, Neil Gaiman, Paula Volsky, Tad Williams, Howard Waldrop, Michael Shea, Mike Resnick, and a host of other terrific writers and hardcore Jack Vance junkies, some of whom offered us their firstborn children for the chance to be a part of this project. And yes, I plan on doing a story for the book myself (after I finish A Dance With Dragons). Jack Vance and his representatives have been so kind as to give us permission to use Jack's characters as well, so longtime fans can expect to appearances from Cugel the Clever, Chun the Unavoidable, T'sain and T'sais, and other favorites."

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