Monday, January 15, 2018

NEW ANTHOLOGY, Planetary: Mercury

As promised, Superversive Press has come out with the FIRST of its new Planetary Anthology series: Mercury.

As the flap says

Innermost of worlds, blasted by the sun by day and frozen by night, Mercury remains an enigma. Mythical Mercury was also the messenger and trickster, and known for blazing speed and wit. Here are thirteen tales of science-fiction and the fantastic featuring Mercury.

Throughout history, the planets of our solar system have meant many things to many people; Planetary Fiction explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their astronomical, mythological, and in some cases even alchemical significance.

Included in this volume are

In the Palace of Promised Immortality by John C. Wright
Schubert to Rachmaninoff by Benjamin Wheeler
The Element of Transformation by L. Jagi Lamplighter
In Tower of the Luminious Sages by Corey McCleery
The Haunted Mines of Mercury by Joshua M. Young
Quicksilver by J.D. Beckwith
Ancestors Answer by Bokerah Brumley
Last Call by Lou Antonelli
Deceptive Appearances by Declan Finn
mDNA by Misha Burnett
The Star of Mercury by A.M. Freeman
Cucurbita Mercurias by Dawn Witzke
The Wanderer by David Hallquist

And my constant readers know most of these people. Dawn has done most of my covers. There is the Dragon Award winner John C. Wright, and his wife, the the Dragon Award nominated L. Jagi Lamplighter. As well as Dragon Award nominees Finn and Antonelli. And there are the usual suspects from Superversive: Young, Freeman, Wheeler, McCleery.  Brumley has been on my radio show. Burnett is well known on the interwebs from various and sundry places, both pulp and Superversive circles.

So, it's not a bad collection of people.

What did I do for my short? Well, that's another blog post entirely.

And, of course, because we have this one already teed up for us, we have a trailer, using Gustav Holst's Mercury, the Winged Messenger.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please, by all means, leave a message below. I welcome any and all comments. However, language that could not make it to network television will result in your comment being deleted. I don';t like saying it, but prior events have shown me that I need to. Thanks.