Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Mammoth Book of Victorian Romance

And at long last, I am ready to announce the lineup for my next anthology -- it's in the mammoth Book series, and I am pleased as punch to have a chance to work for such a prominent series. As the title suggests, the stories are Victorian in sensibility, and all feature romance in all its iterations -- from nascent infatuation to the horrible decay of a loveless marriage, from ghostly apparitions  to love that dares not speak its name, and of course a lot have quite a bit of fantastical elements mixed in. All but two stories (Caethe and Knight) are reprints, although Trent's piece has been significantly expanded from its previous iteration. Also I am including two classic Victorian shorts (Braddon and D'Arcy), because really, how can we talk about Victorian romance without providing some genuine period pieces?

So enjoy this brilliant ToC, spread the word, and buy the book when it comes out. I'll post the cover art once I have the final version (and the drafts I've seen are looking lovely.)

“Seeking Asylum” by Vivian Caethe
“A CHRISTMAS CARROLL: A Strangely Beautiful novella” by Leanna Renee Hieber
“Outside the Absolute” by Seth Cadin
“The Emperor’s Man” by Tiffany Trent
“The Lady in Red” by Eliza Knight
“Where the Ocean Meets the Sky” by Sara Harvey
“The Queen and the Cambion” by Rick Bowes
“The Dancing Master” by Genevieve Valentine
“The Tawny Bitch” by Nisi Shawl
“The Problem of Trystan” by Maurice Broaddus
“Irremediable” by Ella D’Arcy
“Item 317: horn fragment, w.illus” by E. Catherine Tobler
“Jane” by Sarah Prineas
“The Wide Wide Sea” by Barbara Roden
“Her Last Appearance” by Mary Braddon
“The Cordwainer’s Daintiest Lasts” by Mae Empson
“Waiting for Harry” by Caroline Stevermer
“Queen Victoria's Book of Spells”  by Delia Sherman
“Lamia Victoriana” by Tansy Roberts
“The Effluent Engine” by N. K. Jemisin
“A Kiss in the Rain” by O. M. Grey

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