Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dispatches from Dying Earth

h/t Hill Cantons

The Dying Earth. If those three words bring to mind an Al Gore-inspired apocalyptic vision, then read no further. However, upon hearing those words, you hear "angel trumpets and devil trombones," then read further, my friend. I bring great tidings.

Neil Gaiman, Glen Cook, and a host of other literary luminaries have contributed stories set in (or should that be on?) Jack Vance's Dying Earth. Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, Songs of the Dying Earth has some wonderful illustrations courtesy of Tom Kidd.

The 526 signed-by-Jack-Vance copies have already been swept up by my greedy fellow Cugelphiles. Were it not for the fact that this blog's entire readership could fit comfortably in the old '72 Beetle I had in high school, I would probably be hesitant to post this announcement lest the other 1474 copies be swept up before I can stake my claim on a copy.

3 comments:

ckutalik said...

I suppose I shouldn't mention then, that Amazon seems to be offering a 34% discount on pre-orders. Shuuuush.

crazyred said...

That must've been a custom Beetle -- have you seen me lately?

dziemecki said...

It was a well packed bug. Ah, the glory days ...