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As we settle into the new year, a preliminary galley came today from Bards and Sages Publishing for THE GREAT TOME OF FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS (cf. November 19, October 21).  This is for a reprint story, “The Candle Room,” originally published in Summer 1995 in TERMINAL FRIGHT and also in THE TEARS OF ISIS.  Still on course for a March publication, this galley was just to verify such things as spellings of authors’ names and titles, use of Italics, and scene break positioning — much of this a check on the publisher’s converting files to their own system.  Thus okayed, a second galley with editing corrections or changes, if any, should come around the end of the month.

This volume, when it comes out, will be the first of four “GREAT TOMES” projected by the publisher.  The second will be THE GREAT TOME OF DARKEST HORRORS AND UNSPEAKABLE EVIL, submissions for which closed at the end of December, to then be followed by FANTASTIC AND WONDEROUS PLACES (reading from now till the end of March) and CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES (submissions from March 31 to June 30).  And will I have stories in some of these too?

Time will tell — but in the meantime here is a contents list (not in final publication order, e.g., in the preliminary galley at least, my story is listed fourth) as announced for  THE GREAT TOME OF FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS on the Bards and Sages website.

The Candle Room by James Dorr
The Heart of Irelda by Jeff Sullins
Her Long Hair Shining by Simon Kewin
Digging for Paradise by Ian Creasey
Light Bringer by Deborah Walker
The Nimrod Lexicon by Taylor Harbin
Life Sentence by Miranda Stewart
The Shepherd by CB Droege
The Rightful Owner by Linda Tyler
The Head of John the Baptist by G. Miki Hayden
The Binding Agent by Douglas J. Ogurek
Seamus Tripp and the Golden Plates by Richard Walsh and Jon Garett
Oracle at Delphi Street by Jon Etter
Special Collections by Jon Etter
The Djinn at the Wheel by Kathy L. Brown

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This one is for another reprint, “The Candle Room,” a tale of magic and Lovecraftianish mystery from THE TEARS OF ISIS, originally published in TERMINAL FRIGHT for Summer 1995.  Candle magic, to be exact, centering around an odd candle that he had bought for his girlfriend Niki’s birthday.  Fortunately it had come with instructions, so when she was kidnapped by strange, bearded gray men. . . .

So here will be another chance to read it, the book to be called THE GREAT TOME OF FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS (cf. October 21), the first in Bards and Sages Publishing’s “Great Tomes” series of themed anthologies, tentatively set for a March 2016 publication date.  The theme for this one:  “Plots revolving around magical items, cursed relics, ancient artifacts, or alien devices.  The device must be central to the plot.”  And so, on Wednesday*, the contract arrived to be signed and put in the mail today.

Also a fooling around on the Bards and Sages website revealed an “up-to-now” table of contents with the proviso that one or two more titles could conceivably be added to it.  More information on it and the Great Tomes series in general, the second book in which is open to submissions now, can be found by pressing here.  While here are the contents for Tome number one:

The Candle Room by James S. Dorr
The Heart of Irelda by Jeff Sullins
Her Long Hair Shining by Simon Kewin
Digging for Paradise by Ian Creasey
Light Bringer by Deborah Walker
The Nimrod Lexicon by Taylor Harbin
Life Sentence by Miranda Stewart
The Shepherd by CB Droege
The Rightful Owner by Linda Tyler
The Head of John the Baptist by G. Miki Hayden
The Binding Agent by Douglas J. Ogurek
Seamus Tripp and the Golden Plates by Richard Walsh and Jon Garett
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*Not to be confused with the cave cat Wednesday (see October 30) who, having survived two trips to the vet and a course of antibiotics, seems now to be doing well.  : )=




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