Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Knight in the Silk Purse



You may recall that I reviewed a shared world anthology that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year entitled Tales of the Emerald Serpent.  Well, now there's a sequel in preparation that's also being crowdfunded..  It's called  A Knight in the Silk Purse.  It just launched.  (It appears as though I was the first person to pledge.  How cool is that?!)  Here's the list of contributors: Lynn Flewelling, Dave Gross, Juliet McKenna, Martha Wells, Robert Mancebo, Julie Czerneda, Michael Tousignant, Elaine Cunningham, Dan Wells, Todd Lockwood, and Howard Tayler.
I found Tales of the Emerald Serpent to be a lot of fun; I'm hoping this one really takes off.  If you liked the first volume (you did read it, didn't you?), then there's more to come.  Check it out.

 



8 comments:

  1. I recognize a couple of those names.

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    1. That was one of the things I liked about Tales: there were names I recognized (known quantities, IOW) as well as work by new (to me) authors to try out. The nice thing I found was that the "new" authors were as good as the more familiar authors.

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  2. Yep, I recognize a few of those names, too. Have to check this one out. I've always like shared-world anthologies, going all the way back to Thieves World. Even took part in one recently, and it was fun to play in someone else's backyard for a bit.

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    1. So are you going to let us know which one it was so we can check it out?

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    2. Sure. It's titled "The Awakened," and the editor is Hal Greenburg, who has been working with Neil Levin, the acquisitions editor over at Dark Quest Books.

      https://www.facebook.com/HalGreenbergsTheAwakened

      There is also a Kickstarter program for this one. If I'm understanding it correctly, the more money raised, the more possibilities for the book, such as hardback edition, etc.

      There's another project I can't talk much about yet, but it's been different, interesting. It's an anthology, but not necessarily a shared world. However, two other writers and I have come together with a shared character, each of us tackling a different point in the character's life, with me ending up with the retirement years. Yeah, retirement, with giant flying robots and a hidden Nazi base ... Doh! I've said too much!

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    3. Thanks. I'll look for that one.

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  3. So. Many. Books.

    Even my Kindle feels heavy...

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  4. I recognize Howard Tayler and Dan Wells, and of course Todd Lockwood.

    I'll have to keep an eye out.

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