Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Best of Me, Volume Two



Look what came in the mail a week or so ago! A do-it-yourself Bookhenge kit.

Okay, it's not a very original joke. You probably made one of these yourself when you were a kid. If you're a published author, you definitely made one of these as an adult.

Nevertheless, I am extremely pleased with the Subterranean Press volume.  It's beautifully made, has a terrific cover by Lee Moyer, and it's chock-a-blck with stories that are, if I may apply the soft sell, well worth reading.

So I'm happy. As witness the fact that, like every other author in the world, my first impulse was to create Bookhenge.


And since you ask . . .

Here's the Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: The Apple Tree, the Vacuum Tubes, and All the World Besides
  • The Mongolian Wizard
  • The Man in Grey
  • Ancient Engines
  • Starlight Express
  • Urdumheim
  • Tin Marsh
  • Dragon Slayer
  • Steadfast Castle
  • Nirvana or Bust
  • The Last Geek
  • Of Finest Scarlet Was Her Gown
  • Eighteen Songs by Debussy
  • The She-Wolf’s Hidden Grin
  • Moon Dogs
  • Huginn and Muninn—and What Came After
  • The Dala Horse
  • Libertarian Russia
  • Dreadnought
  • An Episode of Stardust
  • The Skysailor’s Tale
  • Ghost Ships
  • An Empty House with Many Doors
  • Annie Without Crow
  • Passage of Earth
  • The New Prometheus
  • For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I’ll Not Be Back Again
  • The Beast of Tara
  • Pushkin the American
  • “Hello,” Said the Stick
  • There Was an Old Woman
  • The Bordello in Faerie
  • Cloud
  • The Woman Who Shook the World Tree
  • Goblin Lake
  • The Last Days of Old Night
  • The Scarecrow’s Boy
  • Universe Box

 Not a bad bunch of stories if I do say so myself.

You can buy the book (if you wish) at your local independent bookstore or direct from Subterranean Press. It costs $50.00 for the signed, limited edition hardcover but only $6.99 for the e-book. Click here if that's what you want. Or just go their website and wander about, daydreaming about having enough mad money on hand to buy literally everything here.




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