Songs of the Dying Earth

Many older readers will recall Jack Vance’s dark and bleak fantasy tales set on the Dying Earth. If you don’t recall them — maybe you are a mere youngster — then I recommend that you go and find them, discover Vance’s tightly knit fantasy stories. In honour of Vance, Subterranean Press are to publish a 600+ page, 200,000 word tribute anthology later this year. The book, Songs of the Dying Earth, edited by George RR Martin and Gardner Dozios, will feature stories by Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee  and many others.