SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH

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SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH

EDITED BY GEORGE R. R. MARTIN & GARDNER DOZOIS

Signed Hardcover and Mass Market Paperback

This stellar anthology features 22 original stories set in the far future of Grand Master Jack Vance’s 1950 classic The Dying Earth, wherein sorcerers, rogues and demons squabble for power beneath the waning light of a bloated red sun. Some of the field’s most talented writers successfully adopt Vance’s convoluted style, ironic dialogue and amoral protagonists, as in Dan Simmons’s epic novella The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderoz, which relates the desperate quest of Shrue the diabolist to find a dead wizard’s Ultimate Library, and Liz Williams’s excellent Caulk the Witch-chaser, concerning a minor wizard forced to ally himself with his quarry. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Kidd, these are tales to savor and a fitting tribute to one of the field’s finest authors.

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SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH

EDITED BY GEORGE R. R. MARTIN & GARDNER DOZOIS

Signed Hardcover and Mass Market Paperback

This stellar anthology features 22 original stories set in the far future of Grand Master Jack Vance’s 1950 classic The Dying Earth, wherein sorcerers, rogues and demons squabble for power beneath the waning light of a bloated red sun. Some of the field’s most talented writers successfully adopt Vance’s convoluted style, ironic dialogue and amoral protagonists, as in Dan Simmons’s epic novella The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderoz, which relates the desperate quest of Shrue the diabolist to find a dead wizard’s Ultimate Library, and Liz Williams’s excellent Caulk the Witch-chaser, concerning a minor wizard forced to ally himself with his quarry. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Kidd, these are tales to savor and a fitting tribute to one of the field’s finest authors.

Original Stories by:

“Thank You, Mr. Vance,” by Dean Koontz. © 2009 by Dean Koontz.
“Preface,” by Jack Vance. © 2009 by Jack Vance.
“The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale,” by Robert Silverberg. © 2009 by Agberg, Ltd.
“Grolion of Almery,” by Matthew Hughes. © 2009 by Matt Hughes Company Ltd.
“The Copsy Door,” by Terry Dowling. © 2009 by Terry Dowling.
“Caulk the Witch-Chaser,” by Liz Williams. © 2009 by Liz Williams.
“Inescapable,” by Mike Resnick. © 2009 by Mike Resnick.
“Abrizonde,” by Walter Jon Williams. © 2009 by Walter Jon Williams.
“The Traditions of Karzh,” by Paula Volsky. © 2009 by Paula Volsky.
“The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod,” by Jeff VanderMeer. © 2009 by Jeff VanderMeer.
“The Green Bird,” by Kage Baker. © 2009 by Kage Baker.
“The Last Golden Thread,” by Phyllis Eisenstein. © 2009 by Phyllis Eisenstein.
“An Incident in Uskvesh,” by Elizabeth Moon. © 2009 by Elizabeth Moon.
“Sylgarmo’s Proclamation,” by Lucius Shepard. © 2009 by Lucius Shepard.
“The Lamentably Comical Tragedy (or the Laughably Tragic Comedy) of Lival Laqavee,” by Tad Williams. © 2009 by Tad Williams. “Guyal the Curator,” by John C. Wright. © 2009 by John C. Wright.
“The Good Magician,” by Glen Cook. © 2009 by Glen Cook.
“The Return of the Fire Witch,” by Elizabeth Hand. © 2009 by Elizabeth Hand.
“The Collegeum of Mauge,” by Byron Tetrick. © 2009 by Byron Tetrick.
“Evillo the Uncunning,” by Tanith Lee. © 2009 by Tanith Lee.
“The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderôz,” by Dan Simmons. © 2009 by Dan Simmons.
“Frogskin Cap,” by Howard Waldrop. © 2009 by Howard Waldrop.
“A Night at the Tarn House,” by George R. R. Martin. © 2009 by George R. R. Martin.
“An Invocation of Incuriosity,” by Neil Gaiman. © 2009 by Neil Gaiman.

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