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The Book of Swords

(2017)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
New epic fantasy in the grand tradition - including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin!

Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melnibone, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction - and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure.

Now, in TheBook of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters - many of them set in their authors' best-loved worlds. Join today's finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.

FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES:

"The Best Man Wins" by K. J. Parker
"Her Father's Sword" by Robin Hobb
"The Hidden Girl" by Ken Liu
"The Sword of Destiny" by Matthew Hughes
"'I Am a Handsome Man,' Said Apollo Crow" by Kate Elliott
"The Triumph of Virtue" by Walter Jon Williams
"The Mocking Tower" by Daniel Abraham
"Hrunting" by C. J. Cherryh
"A Long, Cold Trail" by Garth Nix
"When I Was a Highwayman" by Ellen Kushner
"The Smoke of Gold Is Glory" by Scott Lynch
"The Colgrid Conundrum" by Rich Larson
"The King's Evil" by Elizabeth Bear
"Waterfalling" by Lavie Tidhar
"The Sword Tyraste" by Cecelia Holland
"The Sons of the Dragon" by George R. R. Martin

And an introduction by Gardner Dozois

"When fine writer and expert editor [Gardner] Dozois beckons, authors deliver - and this surely will be one of the year's essential anthologies." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Swords
Author(s): Gardner Dozois
ISBN: 0-00-827465-7 / 978-0-00-827465-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Swords
Author(s): George R R Martin, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix
ISBN: 0-399-59376-4 / 978-0-399-59376-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Swords
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
Author(s): Gardner Dozois - editor, George R R Martin, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
Author(s): Gardner Dozois - editor, George R R Martin, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
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October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Swords
Author(s): George R R Martin, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix
Publisher: Bantam
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