Wednesday, June 4, 2014

George R.R. Martin Reveals Old Venus Anthology Details, Cover Art And Official Line-up

George R.R. Martin is such a busy man and you might remember in one phase of his business he, together with Gardner Dozois, edited and published and anthology called Old Mars. Now the two duo is back for another serving of this fantastic anthology and it will be called Old Venus, which obviously focuses more on the wonders of Venus: the planet, the Goddess, and the femininity that it represents.

If you can't wait for Martin to finish writing The Winds of Winter, then this might be a good distraction for you. He has also another upcoming anthology called Rogues, which will be released closer than you think (June 17, 2014). Also don't forget about The World of Ice & Fire....

Here is the cover of the anthology Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Do note that it somehow looks like the over of Old Mars, featuring a similar space rocket.

Official and final line-up of stories and contributors.

Introduction, by Gardner Dozois
Frogheads, by Allen M. Steele
The Drowned Celestrial, by Lavie Tidhar
Planet Of Fear, by Paul McAuley
Greeves And The Evening Star, by Matthew Hughes
A Planet Called Desire, by Gwyneth Jones
Living Hell, by Joe Haldeman
Bone of Air, Bones of Stone, by Stephen Leigh
Ruins, by Eleanor Arnason
The Tumbledowns Of Cleopatra Abyss, by David Brin
By Frogsled And Lizardback To Outcast Venusian Lepers, by Garth Nix
The Sunset Of Time, by Michael Cassutt
Pale Blue Memories, by Tobias S. Buckell
The Heart's Filthy Lesson, by Elizabeth Bear
The Wizard Of The Trees, by Joe R. Lansdale
The Godstone of Venus, by Mike Resnick
Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts By Ida Countess Rathangan, by Ian McDonald

The anthology Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, will be released March 3, 2015.