Locus Award 2015. World Fantasy Award nominee 2015.
Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors — including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin!
If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.
Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart — and yet leave you all the richer for it.
Featuring all-new stories by
Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!
- George R.R. Martin: “Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction)
- Joe Abercrombie: “Tough Times All Over”
- Gillian Flynn: “What Do You Do?”
- Matthew Hughes: “The Inn of the Seven Blessings”
- Joe R. Lansdale: “Bent Twig”
- Michael Swanwick: “Tawny Petticoats”
- David Ball: “Provenance”
- Carrie Vaughn: “The Roaring Twenties”
- Scott Lynch: “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”
- Bradley Denton: “Bad Brass”
- Cherie Priest: “Heavy Metal”
- Daniel Abraham: “The Meaning of Love”
- Paul Cornell: “A Better Way to Die”
- Steven Saylor: “Ill Seen in Tyre”
- Garth Nix: “A Cargo of Ivories”
- Walter Jon Williams: “Diamonds From Tequila”
- Phyllis Eisenstein: “The Caravan to Nowhere”
- Lisa Tuttle: “The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives”
- Neil Gaiman: “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
- Connie Willis: “Now Showing”
- Patrick Rothfuss: “The Lightning Tree”
- George R.R. Martin: “The Rogue Prince, or, the King's Brother”
George Raymond Richard Martin (born 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey), is an American author and screenwriter of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He majored from Norhwestern University in 1970.
Martin sold his first science fiction story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on various television series and feature films. In the mid ‘90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with lovely Parris, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.
Martin is the editor of the Wild Cards series.
He has won four Hugos, two Nebulas and a World Fantasy Award.