Michael M Jones (oneminutemonkey) wrote,
Michael M Jones

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I'm Such A Tease

I just finished reading the new Welcome To Bordertown anthology, edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, and it is AWESOME.

Contributors include Christopher Barzak, Holly Black, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Cassandra Clare, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, Amal El-Mohtar, Neil Frickin' Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Annette Curtis Klause, Ellen Kushner, Patricia McKillip, Dylan Meconis, Tim Pratt, Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Will Shetterly, Janni Lee Simner, Cat Valente, Terri Windling, and Jane Yolen.

This is over 500 pages of fiction and poetry, revisiting the Bordertown setting which helped lay the groundwork for today's urban fantasy bonanza. Not only have many of the original contributors showed up for another go-around, but they're joined by a fair number of today's hottest writers, those who pretty much GREW UP with Bordertown. This isn't a rehashing of the old days, this is a love-fueled rock n' roll continuation and updating where a new generation meets the old gang. (And in my opinion, they came up with a perfectly appropriate way to make those intervening 13 years between installments seem like 13 days... heheheheh.)

I'm currently working on a full review of this marvelous book, but I had to say SOMETHING.

Welcome To Bordertown will be released in May 2011. May your lives not be entirely empty and cold until then. :)

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