I am drowning, and please don’t save me

“Dead Horse Point”, which ran in Asimov’s in ’07, will be appearing in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 2 — and the coolest thing is having my little boat of a story swamped by fictional goodness from some of my favorite writers. I mean, come on. Swanwick, Gaiman, Sterling? And stylists like Rickert, Link, and Ford? Plus a friend of mine, Ted Kosmatka, has a very cool story in here.

Here’s the TOC, and click the image to see a larger version of the cover:Best SF and F of the Year -- cover

  • The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, Ted Chiang
  • The Last and Only, or Mr. Moskowitz Becomes French, Peter S. Beagle
  • Trunk and Disorderly, Charles Stross
  • Glory, Greg Egan
  • Dead Horse Point, Daryl Gregory
  • The Dreaming Wind, Jeffrey Ford
  • The Coat of Stars, Holly Black
  • The Prophet of Flores, Ted Kosmatka
  • Wizard’s Six, Alex Irvine
  • The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics, Daniel Abraham
  • By Fools Like Me, Nancy Kress
  • Kiosk, Bruce Sterling
  • Singing of Mount Abora, Theodora Goss
  • The Witch’s Headstone, Neil Gaiman
  • Last Contact, Stephen Baxter
  • Jesus Christ, Reanimator, Ken Macleod
  • Sorrel’s Heart, Susan Palwick
  • Urdumheim, Michael Swanwick
  • Holiday, M. Rickert
  • The Valley of the Gardens, Tony Daniel
  • Winter’s Wife, Elizabeth Hand
  • The Sky is Large and the Earth is Small, Chris Roberson
  • Orm the Beautiful, Elizabeth Bear
  • The Constable of Abal, Kelly Link

Cover art by John Berkey

It will be out in March ’08 and you can order (for $19.95) at Amazon.  More info is at Nightshade Books.