Hot on the heels of the news that George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois were editing an anthology with the title of Warriors, news has just slipped via Dan Simmons that they’re putting together a second anthology, Songs of the Dying Earth featuring stories set in Jack Vance’s Dying Earth setting.
The anthology currently exists as a proposal with a number of contributing authors attached. Next the book proposal will be sent to various publishers by Jack Vance’s agent, until arrangements are made for one of them to publish it. The current list of contributing authors include Glen Cook, Michael Shea, Terry Dowling, Robert Silverberg, Phyllis Eisenstein, Dan Simmons, Ray Feist, Jeff Vandermeer, Neil Gaiman, Paula Volsky, Elizabeth Hand, Howard Waldrop, Matt Hughes, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Walter Jon Williams, Michael Moorcock, John C. Wright, and Mike Resnick. If it all comes together, this should be a shoe-in for the genre’s various original anthology awards.