Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Exclusive Free Excerpt from Linnea Sinclair’s “Courting Trouble”

George R.R. Martin (A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE) and legendary SF/F anthology editor Gardner Dozois recently announced the table of contents for their anthology, SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH: Tales of Star-Crossed Love. This tome will feature stories blending fantasy, science fiction, and romance! And what a lineup! Check it out and tell me if anything in particular jumps out at you:

Jim Butcher "Love Hurts"
Jo Beverly "The Marrying Maid"
Carrie Vaughn "Rooftops"
M.L.N. Hanover "Hurt Me"
Cecelia Holland "Demon Lover"
Melinda M. Snodgrass "The Wayfarer's Advice"
Robin Hobb "Blue Boots"
Neil Gaiman "The Thing About Cassandra"
Marjorie M. Liu "After the Blood"
Jacqueline Carey "You and You Alone"
Lisa Tuttle "His Wolf"
Linnea Sinclair "Courting Trouble"
Mary Jo Putney "The Demon Dancer"
Tanith Lee "Under/Above the Water"
Peter S. Beagle "Kashkia"
Yasmine Galenorn "Man in the Mirror"
Diana Gabaldon "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows"

Did you catch it? Well, just in case you missed it (!), science fiction romance author Linnea Sinclair (REBELS AND LOVERS) has contributed a story to SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH. Not only that, but she made an exclusive free excerpt available for the discerning passengers of this cosmic locomotive.

What a momentous occasion. Hats off to Sirs Martin and Dozois for their unapologetic inclusion of romance. As a fan of hybrid genre stories, I’m definitely rejoicing. And the anthology is a great way to bridge the ever-narrowing gap between SF/F and romance fans. (Hello, AVATAR!)

To read the free excerpt, just click here and download the PDF.

Thanks again to Linnea Sinclair for this opportunity to spread the SFR joy.

Joyfully yours,