Airships & Automatons Due in March, Table of Contents Announced
Another thing coming (cf. January 3, below; also September 4 2012), its engines a-roar! First via the U.S. mail today in form of a counter-signed contract and check. Then through a “tagged” message on Facebook. Described in its blurb as “Spanning the ages between ancient Greece and a far flung and dying future,” itself, by some, feared to be perhaps dead. After a voyage of nearly two and a half years from its first acceptance of my own story, “Raising the Dead” . . . now appears in the distance the steampunk-through-the-ages anthology AIRSHIPS & AUTOMATONS!
But shall we let Editor Charles P. Zaglanis say it in his own words?
After much too long a time, here is the final ToC for my first anthology. I ‘ve personally sent out the checks to the authors and the book should be out in March. Thank you one and all for your incredible patience:
A COURTLY DIVERSION by Gary Cuba
THE DOG-FACED CANNIBAL by Christine Purcell
ALL THE KING’S MONSTERS by Megan Arkenberg
THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Cora Pop
MEMPHIS BBQ by Cat Rambo
A HORRIFIED MIND by Ferrel D. Ferrel Rick Moore
IN CHAINS LIGHTER THAN AIR by Nghi Vo
THE UNICYCLIST’S FATE by Michael J DeLuca
IRON & BRASS, BLOOD & BONE by Alma Alexander
THE TROUBLE WITH BOMBS by Jay Caselberg
TAKING FLIGHT by E.G. Gaddess
AN URCHIN, AN ADVENTREMAN by Eric Del Carlo
FLIGHT OF THE PEGASUS by Darin Kennedy
GRINDSTONE by Jay Lake
RAISING THE DEAD by James Dorr
My story in this, as may be gleaned from the “through the ages” passage above, represents the far-flung dying-Earth future as one in a series of tales set in the “Tombs,” a vast necropolis and its surrounds where people still strive to live and love, as they do today. For those familiar with my 2013 collection, THE TEARS OF ISIS,* think of “The Ice Maiden,” “Mara’s Room,” and “River Red,” also in the Tombs universe.
While as for AIRSHIPS & AUTOMATONS, adding what I’ve heard thus far of the other 14 stories in its contents, the wait should be worth it.
*And, if not familiar, one may press its picture in the center column.