Are you ready for Short Story Saturday’s to commence in one week? I have quite a few anthologies I can’t wait to dive into for this, but I keep finding more. Have you seen these yet?
The Trouble With Heroes edited by Denise Little. Contributing authors include Kristine Grayson, Adrian Nikolas Phoenix, Mike Moscoe, Jean Rabe, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Terry Hayman, Annie Reed, David H. Hendrickson, Phaedra M. Weldon, Pauline J. Alma, Robert T. Jeschonek, Laura Resnick, John Alvin Pitts, Dayle A. Dermatis, Dory Crowe, J. Stephen York, Peter Orullian, Janna Silverstein, Ken Scholes, Steven Mohan Jr., Allan Rousselle and Kristin Kathryn Rusch.
These 22 all-new tales pay tribute to the true heroes-the people who enable and put up with heroes. From what it’s like to be Hercules’ wife )complete with an appearance by Hercules in drag) to the trials of H.P. Lovecraft’s housekeeper, from the perils of being King Kong’s girlfriend to the downside of dating a shapeshifter, this anthology turns heroism on its head, revealing the behind-the-scenes drama, as opposed to glorious rescues. From the Pied Piper’s power trip to David acting like a giant you-know-what after slaying Goliath, these stories show heroes in all their ignominy and shine a light on the unsung faithful standing in their shadows.
The Dragon Book is edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. Contributing authors include Cecelia Holland, Naomi Novik, Jonathan Stroud, Kage Baker, Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, Liz Williams, Peter S.Beagle, Diana Gabaldon and Samuel Sykes, Garth Nix, Sean Williams, Tad Williams, Harry Turtledove, Diana Wynne Jones, Gregory Maguire, Bruce Coville, Tanith Lee, Tamora Pierce, Mary Rosenblum and Andy Duncan.
Whether portrayed as fire-breathing reptilian beasts at war with humanity or as noble creatures capable of speech and mystically bonded to the warriors who ride them, dragons have been found in nearly every culture’s mythology. In modern times, they can be found far from their medieval settings in locales as mundane as suburbia or as barren as post-apocalyptic landscapes-and in The Dragon Book, today’s greatest fantasists reignite the fire with legendary tales that will consume readers’ imaginations.
Nice site! Nice to see a mention for THE DRAGON BOOK.