Believe it or not, as you read this I’m in the air, winging my way to Las Vegas for a writer’s retreat with the folks from clockwork storybook. I never thought I could feel so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer…
Sorry. Greatest American Hero got stuck in my head there.
But speaking of heroes, let me tell you about a book that will be released in July that I’m so happy to be part of. Masked is an anthology of superhero stories, all originals, written by comics writers, prose writers, and those that do both. My story’s there alongside those from some of my clockwork compadres Matt Sturges, Bill Willingham, Marjorie Liu, Paul Cornell, and Chris Roberson. (Yes, we are all over this book.) It’s edited by Lou Anders, who spends most of his time turning Pyr Books into the next SF/F juggernaut.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Golden Age by Lou Anders
“Cleansed and Set in Gold” by Matthew Sturges
“Where their Worm Dieth Not” by James Maxey
“Secret Identity” by Paul Cornell
“The Non-Event” by Mike Carey
“Avatar” by Mike Baron
“Message from the Bubblegum Factory” by Daryl Gregory
“Thug” by Gail Simone
“Vacuum Lad” by Stephen Baxter
“A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows” by Chris Roberson
“Head Cases” by Peter David & Kathleen David
“Downfall” by Joseph Mallozzi
“By My Works You Shall Know Me” by Mark Chadbourn
“Call Her Savage” by Marjorie M. Liu
“Tonight we fly” by Ian McDonald
“A to Z in the Ultimate Big Company Superhero Universe (Villains Too)” by Bill Willingham
And hey, it’s already available for pre-order on Amazon.