18 February 2013

More Tales, More Tellers

After teasing you the other day with the blurb for More Tales of the City, I'm now in a position to reveal the full lineup of authors and titles. And here it is:
The Long-Distance Somnambulist by Ian Potter
Double Trouble at the Parasites on the Proletariat Club by Simon Bucher-Jones
Eternity is Just for Starters by Susannah Tiller
Born among Briars by Jay Eales
The Mystery of the Rose by Richard Wright
The Isis Method by Kelly Hale
I'll be providing linking material to introduce and frame the stories.

Followers of Faction Paradox and Obverse Books will need no introduction to many of these names, but I'll be posting some more detailed stuff about them, their careers and their stories to this blog in the next couple of months. I'm really pleased to have assembled such a talented set of writers, for a second year running, to create wonderful stories set in my City.

More Tales of the City will be its own entity, not part of the (excellent) Obverse Quarterly range. With any luck, there'll be several more City of the Saved anthologies where this one came from.

16 February 2013

Telling More Tales

It's currently in the limbo state between being mentioned publicly and being formally announced, but I have a second anthology out later this year. It's called More Tales of the City and is, unsurprisingly, a follow-up to Tales of the City, set in the City of the Saved. I sent out editorial comments on all six stories earlier this evening, and I'm hugely impressed by their quality: I believe readers who enjoyed Tales of the City won't be disappointed.

I'm not going to reveal the author and story lineup just yet, except to say that four of these authors haven't written anything set in the City of the Saved before, while the other two have written exactly 100 words set there.

Meanwhile, here's the draft blurb:

‘Once upon a time, the universe ended. And they all lived happily ever after.’

In a pub on a hill by a bay in the technological utopia beyond the end of the universe, customers gather to tell the stories of their afterlives.

An older woman steals intangibly from her boyfriends, while a naive student learns more about her world. A historian and a detective made in a king’s image seek answers to long-standing mysteries. A man-about-town makes a living finding people’s doppelgangers. Another may be not a storyteller, but a story.

These are their tales.