Tuesday, 1 February 2011

When the Hero Comes Home

Dragon Moon Press has officially announced its latest anthology, When the Hero Comes Home, edited by Ed Greenwood (creator of Forgotten Realms and amazing writer) and Gabrielle Harbowy (Dragon Moon Press Associate Publisher and a wicked writer herself).  My sword and sorcery story, The Legend of Gluck, is included in it! Woo!

It was a fun theme to tackle.  What does happen once the dragons and demons are slain and the hero returns home?  Good things? Bad things? TERRIBLE THINGS???

... Awesome, eh?  And, little fan girl moment here - it has a story by Jim C. Hines!   His books are worth a read and his blog a follow.  His writings were one of my favourite discoveries last year.  

Here's the official press release (on the anthology, not on Jim's coolness):

WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales—co-edited by Bestselling author Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, Editor and Associate Publisher, Dragon Moon Press—will be released in August of 2011 by Dragon Moon Press.

When the epic battle, the mission, the quest are over, can a hero go home again? Is she too changed to resume where she left off...or is the life he left behind no longer waiting for him?

In WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME, these questions are addressed in nineteen powerful stories by some of today's top and up-and-coming fantasy and science fiction writers.

"We've been very pleased with the stories we've received. Strong storytelling featuring great characters, from both new voices and established writers. They’ve given us wildly different approaches to our theme—which is just what the title of the book says it is," says Greenwood.

"It's a thrill to be able to work with Ed and with so many other talented writers, and to have an opportunity to showcase some of Dragon Moon Press's up and coming authors. Each story gives the theme its own fresh, fascinating spin. Whether you're into swords and sorcery, science fiction, or urban fantasy, there are stories here that will grab you," says Harbowy.

The anthology features new fiction by Jay Lake, Todd McCaffrey, Julie Kagawa, and an all-new Jig the Goblin story by Jim C. Hines.

Title: WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME
ISBN-13: 978-1-897492-25-3
Release Date: August, 2011
Publisher: Dragon Moon Press
Format: Trade Paperback, E-book
Distributor: Ingram

For preordering and promotional information contact: eic@dragonmoonpress.com

End press release.   ... Yay!