Book of Swords

Book of Swords

$30.00

By George R. R. Martin

Signed Hardcover

In The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.

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Book of Swords

By George R. R. Martin

Signed Hardcover

Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction—and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters—many of them set in their authors’ best-loved worlds. Join today’s finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.

FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES:

“The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker

“Her Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb

“The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu

“The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes

“‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott

“The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams

“The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham

“Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh

“A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix

“When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner

“The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch

“The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson

“The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear

“Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar

“The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland

“The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin

And an introduction by Gardner Dozois

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Weight 1.88 lbs

What I’m Watching and Reading

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
Watership Down. Richard Adams
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy

 

What I’m Watching

Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

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    by grrm on June 16, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Never judge a book by its cover, or an actor by the character he or she portrays. Most of you only know Sibel Kekilli for her portrayal of Shae in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES.   In her native Germany, of course, Sibel is recognized for a wide variety of other roles, including a long stint on […]

  • Talking ‘Bout My Generation
    by grrm on June 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve written a lot of things during my career: science fiction, fantasy, horror, various hybrids of all of the above.   And once upon a time, like many writers, I wrote a novel about the times and events I’d lived through… a story about my own generation, the Boomers, about our dreams and our disillusionments.   It […]

  • In the Hall!
    by grrm on June 10, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Very pleased to announce that I am being inducted into the Hall of Fame! No, not the one in Canton, nor the one in Cooperstown.  Not the halls in Cleveland or Seattle either. Come October, I am being inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The announcements just came out: https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2019/06/new-jersey-hall-of-fame-to-induct-george-rr-martin-martha-stewart-laurie-hernandez-and-more.html https://www.njarts.net/uncategorized/southside-johnny-the-smithereens-to-be-among-nj-hall-of-fame-inductees-2/ So… pretty […]

Recent Releases

Mississippi Roll
(WildCards)
December 05, 2017

The Book of Swords
(Anthology)
October 2017

Upcoming Publications

NIGHTFLYERS
(Novella)
May 29, 2018

NIGHTFLYERS and OTHER STORIES
(Anthology)
May 29, 2018

WINDHAVEN
(Graphic Novel)
July 10, 2018

Low Chicago
(WildCards)
July 15, 2018

TEXAS HOLD’EM
(WildCards)
October 16, 2018

 

Appearances

July 13-14 2018
ThrillerFest XIII- held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City- details TBA

August 16-20, 2018
76th World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention: ConJose II Sijn, in San Jose