With Neil Gaimanâ€™s name on the cover you always expect something special. In this case, Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio have teamed up to edit an anthology called, simply, Stories. The flyleaf says, â€œStories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction.â€
The book contains 27 all-new stories by: Richard Adams, Kurt Andersen, Lawrence Block, Jonathan Carroll, Jeffery Deaver, Roddy Doyle, Jeffrey Ford, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Hand, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Diana Wynne Jones, Joe Lansdale, Michael Moorcock, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart Oâ€™Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Tim Powers, Al Sarrantonio, Michael Marshall Smith, Peter Straub, Michael Swanwick, and Gene Wolfe.
With such a line-up expect something special, and I wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see it heading the â€˜best ofâ€™ lists for 2010. The book is already available from Headline, at Â£18.99.
[Posted by Peter Coleborn]