In his latest “Not a Blog” post, George R.R. Martin reminds us that the anthology he’s co-edited with Gardner Dozois, Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Cross Love, should be on bookstore shelves very shortly. Among contributors are Jacqueline Carey (with a story about Anafiel Delauney and Prince Roland, from her Kushiel series), Tanith Lee, Neil Giman, Jim Butcher, M.L.N. Hanover, Robin Hobb, and more. Martin provides a foreword.
In a similar vein, Tor is releasing a new edition of Wild Cards with a gorgeous cover by Michael Komarck. The first novel in a seminal shared-world anthology series created by GRRM and fellow writers, this new edition features three all new stories by Carrie Vaughn, Michael Cassutt, and David Levine.