My story “Begone” is appearing in this Gardner Dozois-edited anthology. Each story starts with the first line of a famous work of literature, and mine’s from the beginning of David Copperfield: “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” But the story is also a mashup of another great work of literature, the TV show “Bewitched.”
This anthology started life as an audio-only book published by Audible.com in 2015. Last year, “Begone” was also published in Asimov’s. And now it’s in print again, courtesy of Titan Books.
Here’s the official write-up for the anthology.
Mash Up—Gardner Dozois, editor (June 7, Titan Books)
Pride and Prejudice meets Macbeth by way of The Wizard of Oz and a dollop of the speculative, in this entertaining anthology where authors get inspiration for short stories from the first lines of famous works of literature. Edited by respected anthologist Gardner Dozois, the collection features Mary Robinette Kowal’s Hugo Award-winning story “The Lady Astronaut of Mars.”