I came across news of the following book on File 770 - I know nothing else about it, and I don't think I've heard of any of the authors, but who could resist a collection containing a story titled “Missy the Were-Pomeranian vs. the Masters of Mediocre Doom”? A hero for our age!
Time to announce the Table of Contents for the Were- anthology, coming out in August 2016! This was funded through a Kickstarter last year and those who preorder the paperback of the anthology will get a special Kickstarter edition of the book and will be able to read it early, before the general public. Those that preorder the ebook will also get the ebook early. You can preorder the book at the Zombies Need Brains online store.
Back Cover Copy: Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into—or prey upon—society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps? Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that introduce you to some of those other were-creatures, the ones hiding in the dark background shadows, waiting to bite. Join us as they take you into the hidden corners of our world to see some lesser known were-creatures. You may want to bring along some silver . . . just in case.
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Joshua Palmatier
“Best In Show” by Seanan McGuire
“We Dig” by Ashley McConnell
“Eyes Like Pearls” by Susan Jett
“Among the Grapevines, Growing” by Eliora Smith
“A Party For Bailey” by David B. Coe
“Cry Murder” by April Steenburgh
“Missy the Were-Pomeranian vs. the Masters of Mediocre Doom” by Gini Koch
“Paper Wasp” by Mike Barretta
“Point Five” by Elizabeth Kite
“The Promise of Death” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
“The Five Bean Solution” by Jean Marie Ward
“Witness Report” by Katharine Kerr
“Attack of the Were-Zombie Friendship With Benefits” by Sarah Brand
As reported in Mike Glyer's File 770, more fun for furries and those interested in ancient gods (I'm one of the two - not saying which!!!):
Fred Patten’s newest anthology, Gods with Fur, will go on sale at Anthrocon 2016 at the end of this month. Published by FurPlanet Productions, the trade paperback book contains 23 original stories by Kyell Gold, Mary E. Lowd, Michael H. Payne, and more, featuring the gods of anthropomorphic worlds and the anthropomorphic gods of our world.
You may know about Egyptian mythology’s jackal-headed Anubis, but do you know about wolf-headed Wepwawet? You may know about China’s Monkey King or the native North Americans’ Coyote (well, they say they’re gods), but do you know about the Aztecs’ 400 drunken rabbits?
Here are historic gods, the gods of their authors’ series (Kyell Gold’s Forrester University; Heidi Vlach’s Aligare, Kris Schnee’s TaleSpace), and totally original gods:
“400 Rabbits” by Alice “Huskyteer” Dryden “Contract Negotiations” by Field T. Mouse “On the Run from Isofell” by M. R. Anglin “To the Reader …” by Alan Loewen “First Chosen” by BanWynn Oakshadow “All Of You Are In Me” by Kyell Gold “Yesterday’s Trickster” by NightEyes DaySpring “The Gods of Necessity” by Jefferson Swycaffer “The Precession of the Equinoxes” by Michael H. Payne “Deity Theory” by James L. Steele “Questor’s Gambit” by Mary E. Lowd “Fenrir’s Saga” by Televassi “The Three Days of the Jackal” by Samuel C. Conway “A Melody in Seduction’s Arsenal” by Slip-Wolf “Adversary’s Fall” by MikasiWolf “As Below, So Above” by Mut “Wings of Faith” by Kris Schnee “The Going Forth of Uadjet” by Frances Pauli “That Exclusive Zodiac Club” byichael Fred Patten “Three Minutes to Midnight” by Killick (Tom Mullins) “A Day With No Tide” by Watts Martin “Repast (A Story of Aligare)” by Heidi C. Vlach “Origins” by Michael D. Winkle