Rogues, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, will be released on June 17th, 2014

Rogues, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, will be released on June 17th, 2014

The Rogues are Coming… George R.R. Martin has announced that the Rogues anthology, edited by George and Gardner Dozois, will be published on June 17th.

“We’ve got something for everyone in ROGUES,” writes George “SF, mystery, historical fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, comedy, tragedy, crime stories, mainstream. And rogues, cads, scalawags, con men, thieves, and scoundrels of all descriptions. If you love Harry Flashman and Cugel the Clever, as I do, this is the book for you.

The stories will include:

George R.R. Martin “Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction)
Joe Abercrombie “Tough Times All Over
Gillian Flynn “What Do You Do?”
Matthew Hughes “The Inn of the Seven Blessings
Joe R. Lansdale “Bent Twig
Michael Swanwick “Tawny Petticoats
David Ball “Provenance
Carrie Vaughn “The Roaring Twenties
Scott Lynch “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane
Bradley Denton “Bad Brass
Cherie Priest “Heavy Metal
Daniel Abraham “The Meaning of Love
Paul Cornell “A Better Way to Die
Steven Saylor “Ill Seen in Tyre
Garth Nix “A Cargo of Ivories
Walter Jon Williams “Diamonds From Tequila
Phyllis Eisenstein “The Caravan to Nowhere
Lisa Tuttle “The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives
Neil Gaiman “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back
Connie Willis “Now Showing
Patrick Rothfuss “The Lightning Tree

And one more for A Song of Ice and Fire fans, never fear.

“Okay, okay, we’ve decided to add a twenty-first, for all you fans of fake history,” George jokes.

“The Princess and the Queen,” Archmaester Gyldayn’s somewhat abbreviated account of the Dance of the Dragons, got a great response from all the folks who read it in DANGEROUS WOMEN, so we’ve dipped back into the archmaester’s somewhat disorganized piles of scrolls and crumbling manuscripts, and brought forth another piece of his unpublished history.  “The Rogue Prince, or, the King’s Brother,” will tell the story of the years leading up to the calamitious events of “The Princess and the Queen” during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, with particular attention to the role played by the king’s brother, Prince Daemon, a rogue if there ever was one.   I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as you did “The Princess and the Queen.”

It looks like we will have some time to wait before the full Targaryen history will be released. George adds “And yes, sadly, “The Rogue Prince” is an abridged account as well.  For the full version, you will all need to wait some years, until we publish the complete history of House Targaryen in the GRRMarillion… which, by the way, I’ve decided I am going to call FIRE AND BLOOD, since the GRRMarillion joke has grown somewhat stale by now.”

 Rogues is available for pre-order now.

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.