I’m super-excited to be involved with two boxed sets that just came out. So, if you like getting books for cheap and/or need something to read during your upcoming holiday travel, I can point you at 1600+ pages of awesome.
I’m in this one! Like it says on the tin, this boxed set is all about creepy dystopian worlds and the not-usually-creepy people who inhabit them. My first two Hive Queen novels are both in this. Also included are a music-related novel by Louise Marley (which won the Endeavour Award in 2001), a Fathomless Abyss tie-in novella by Cat Rambo (does not require previous knowledge of the franchise), and a classic balkanized dystopian novella by Cecilia Tan (which was originally published in Asimov’s and isn’t available elsewhere on the Internet at all).
This one, I’m not in. But I did organize all the the authors (including particularly cool people like Django Wexler–most famous for his The Thousand Names) and buy the cover art (and turn it into a boxed set graphic) myself. Of the eight included novellas, it’s got magical IT departments, Cobalt City superheroes (thanks to Nathan Crowder for the permission to use Cobalt City), were-dolphins, ghosts, private investigators, and a LOT of supernatural adventure.