30 March 2011

A Romantic Autopsy

It's taken a little while, but Obverse Books have made the first of their Faction Paradox short story collections, A Romance in Twelve Parts, available for preorder at their website. As I may possibly have mentioned before, this anthology contains my 10,000-word sequel to Of the City of the Saved..., "A Hundred Words from a Civil War".

(It's also on Amazon, although there "Twelve" appears to be spelt "Twleve".)

Obverse have also announced the ISBN -- a thrilling 9780956560544 -- and a provisional cover image (as yet without the title added), which looks like this:

The list of stories is also included, to whit:
  • Alchemy - James Milton
  • Holding Pattern - Scott Harrison
  • Storyteller - Matt Kimpton
  • Gramps - Jon Dennis
  • Mightier than the Sword - Jay Eales
  • The Story of the Peace - Ian Potter
  • Print the Legend - Daniel O'Mahony
  • Nothing Lasts Forever - David N Smith and Violet Addison
  • Library Pictures - Stuart Douglas
  • Now or Thereabouts - Blair Bidmead
  • Tonton Macoute - Dave Hoskin
  • A Hundred Words from a Civil War - Philip Purser-Hallard
Daniel and Ian are among the best authors I know, and Matt, Jon, Blair, Dave -- actually, sod it, nearly all the other authors -- have contributed excellent stuff to previous collections including Obverse's Iris Wildthyme range. The book's going to be fab, and you should buy it.

As if you needed an extra inducement, I'm told that Iris herself features in Stuart's story, her first appearance in a Faction Paradox book since pp165-67 of Interference volume 2, very nearly twelve years ago.

Official word is now that A Romance in Twelve Parts will see publication on 31 May. When I have more information on that, I'll apprise you of it.

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