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Warrior Women

“Epic anthology of stories about those forced to fight, those who chose to fight regardless of odds, those who ran from their destiny as warriors, and those who will end war at any cost… This is a truly impressive accomplishment for Guran and her contributors.”

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“Kowal’s short works are difficult to classify, often poignant or tragic, and always spectacularly written…[with this collection she] sends readers off on a breathless trip to the stars.”

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Yamada is back, sober, and tasked with keeping a young warlord alive long enough to put down an uprising. Yamada can deal with demons, monsters, and angry ghosts, but the greatest threat of all is one final assassin, hidden in a place where no one—especially Lord Yamada—would ever think to look.

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“In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award-winner Due uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present . . . Even facing the end of the world and what comes after it, Due remains in control, carefully unveiling characters’ thoughts and feelings to her enthralled readers.”

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This sixth annual volume is full of a variety of eccentric, extensive, and exceptional dark fiction. Master writers, award winners, new discoveries to delight (and occasionally) disturb . . .

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YamadaYamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate

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Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2016 ToC and Cover

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas: 2016
Edited by Paula Guran

The second volume of Prime Books’ annual anthology series collecting some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow’s technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with all the impact of a short story as well as the detailed depth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent science fiction and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers.

Contents:
“The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s, Oct/Nov 2015)
“The Bone Swans of Amandale” by C.S.E. Cooney (Bone Swans, Mythic Delirium Books)
“Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Tor.com)
“The Last Witness” by K. J. Parker (The Last Witness, Tor.com)
“Johnny Rev” by Rachel Pollack (F&SF, Jul/Aug 2015)
“Inhuman Garbage,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov’s March 2015)
“Gypsy,” Carter Scholz (F&SF, Nov/Dec 2015)
“The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” Usman Malik (The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Tor.com)
“What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear” by Bao Shu, translated by Ken Liu (F&SF, Mar/Apr 2015)

The cover of this year’s edition features original art by Julie Dillon.


The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 ToC

2016Mock-250The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2016
Edited By Paula Guran

Macabre meetings, sinister excursions, and deadly relationships; uncanny encounters; a classic ghost story featuring an American god; a historical murderer revived in a frightening new iteration; innovative Lovecraftian turns; shadowy fairy tales and weird myths; strange children, the unexpected, the supernatural, the surreal, and the all-too real . . . tales of the dark. Such stories have always fascinated us, and modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. Chosen from a wide variety of venues, these stories are as eclectic and varied as shadows. This volume of 2015’s best dark fantasy and horror offers more than 500 pages of tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique—sure to delight as well as disturb.

Alphabetical by Author Last Name:

  • “The Door” by Kelley Armstrong (Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong, Tachyon)
  • “Snow” by Dale Bailey (Nightmare, June 2015)
  • “1Up” by Holly Black (Press Start to Play, ed. Adams, Vintage)
  • “Seven Minutes in Heaven” by Nadia Bulkin (Aickman’s Heirs, ed. Strantzas, Undertow)
  • “The Glad Hosts” by Rebecca Campbell (Lackington’s #7)
  • “Hairwork” by Gemma Files (She Walks in Shadows, eds. Moreno-Garcia & Stiles, Innsmouth Free Press)
  • “Black Dog” by Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, William Morrow)
  • “A Shot of Salt Water” by Lisa L. Hannett (The Dark #8)
  • “The Scavenger’s Nursery” by Maria Dahvana Headley (Shimmer # 24)
  • “Daniel’s Theory About Dolls” by Stephen Graham Jones (The Doll Collection, ed. Datlow, Tor)
  • “The Cripple and Starfish” by Caítlin R. Kiernan (Sirenia Digest #108)
  • “The Absence of Words” by Swapna Kishore (Mythic Delirium #1.3)
  • “Corpsemouth” by John Langan (The Monstrous, ed. Datlow, Tachyon)
  • “Cassandra” by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld # 102)
  • “Street of the Dead House” by Robert Lopresti (nEvermore, eds. Kilpatrick & soles, EDGE)
  • “Mary, Mary” by Kirstyn McDermott (Cranky Ladies of History, eds. Roberts & Wessely, Fablecroft)
  • “There is No Place for Sorrow in the Kingdom of the Cold” by Seanan McGuire, The Doll Collection, ed. Datlow, Tor)
  • “Below the Falls” by Daniel Mills (Nightscript 1, ed. Muller, Chthonic Matter)
  • “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsyn Muir (F&SF Jul-Aug)
  • “The Greyness” by Kathryn Ptacek (Expiration Date, ed. Kilpatrick, EDGE)
  • “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” by Kelly Robson (Clarkesworld # 101)
  • “Those” by Sofia Samatar (Uncanny #3)
  • “Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
  • “Windows Underwater” by John Shirley (Innsmouth Nightmares, ed. Gresh, PS Publishing)
  • “Ripper” by Angela Slatter (Horrorology, ed. Jones, Quercus)
  • “The Lily and the Horn” by Catherynne M. Valente (Fantasy #59)
  • “Sing Me Your Scars” by Damien Angelica Walters (Sing Me Your Scars, Apex)
  • “The Body Finder” by Kaaron Warren (Blurring the Line, ed. Young, Cohesion)
  • “The Devil Under the Maison Blue” by Michael Wehunt (The Dark #10)
  • “Kaiju maximus®: “So various, So Beautiful, So New” by Kai Ashante Wilson (Fantasy #59)

Starred Review for WARRIOR WOMEN!

Warrior-200Publishers Weekly Starred Review:

Two dozen stories of women warriors form this epic anthology of stories about those forced to fight, those who chose to fight regardless of odds, those who ran from their destiny as warriors, and those who will end war at any cost. In Caitlín R. Kiernan’s “The Sea Troll’s Daughter,” the titular daughter of a fearsome beast reluctantly confronts the woman who slew her father. In Carrie Vaughn’s nonspeculative “The Girls from Avenger,” a WWII pilot tries to determine the cause of her friend’s mysterious crash. An immortal wandering warrior meets an immortal prisoner in George R.R. Martin’s hopeful but bleak “The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr.” Spaceship captain Tory Sabin must battle bureaucracy and physics to locate a missing friend in “The Application of Hope” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The warriors include girls as well as grown women: young Thien Bao is offered the chance to end a cataclysmic war at an unimaginable cost in Aliette de Bodard’s “The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile,” and a girl who discovers her father is a “monster” grows into a woman who tries to save others from his fate in Ken Liu’s “In the Loop.” Each story contains strength and compassion, even when the personal cost is high. The depictions of battle and trauma are rarely graphic, but they’re as hard-hitting as the subject demands. This is a truly impressive accomplishment for Guran and her contributors.


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PW Review of Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son by Richard Parks

WarGod-200Publishers Weekly Review:

Parks’s second Yamada Monogatari fantasy adventure (after To Break the Demon Gate) follows the demon-hunter Lord Yamada and his priestly friend Kenji in their efforts to stop the rebellious onslaught of the militaristic Abe Clan. Yamada must also contend with the dangerous Lord Tenshin, who holds a grudge against him. When Yamada and Kenji are called by the high noble Prince Kanemore to join an ongoing war, they’re daunted to learn that both the Abe Clan and Tenshin are capable of creating shikigami, demons constructed out of paper and the souls of the dead. With a refreshingly conversational narrative, Parks captures the different facets of Japanese mythology and visions of the supernatural. Lord Yamada is a complex and entertaining protagonist, and his personal battles, whether with demons or his relationships with women, are compelling. Parks creates a rich world, further proving that in this series, nothing is as it seems. Suspenseful and often thought-provoking, Parks’s work is a delight to read. (Oct.)


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Forthcoming

2016

May: Cthulhu’s Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror, eds. Paula R. Stiles & Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016 Edition, ed. Rich Horton
Jul The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: The Year’s Best Science & Fantasy Novellas: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Sep: Yamada Monogatori: The Emperor in Shadow by Richard Parks (novel)
Oct: A Feast of Sorrows: Stories by Angela Slatter (collection)
Oct: The Mammoth Book of Kaiju, ed. Sean Wallace

2017

Feb: The Mammoth Book of the Mummy, ed. Paula Guran
Mar: Swords Against Darkness, ed. Guran
Apr: Clarkesworld Magazine: Ten Years of Science Fiction & Fantasy & Horror, eds. Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace
May: Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore, ed. Paula Guran
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2017 Edition, ed.Rich Horton
Jul: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: War Machines, ed. Neil Clarke
Sep: Witch’s Brew: Stories for the Season, ed. Paula Guran
Oct: The Promise of Space and Other Stories by James Patrick Kelly (collection)

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