Thursday, March 18, 2010
Drink for the Thirst to Come
Love the title. Go search for it. Google should have it. Go on. I'll wait...
It's a line I read in an old, old book a long, long time ago. It got stuck in there and I never jogged it free.
When an editor asked nine other writers and me to write ten linked tales set in a near-future post-apocalyptic world, the line jumped at me; seemed perfect for where my head was going.
That book never happened.
So now I'm putting together a collection of my own stores. Drink for the Thirst to Come will be one within it.
At present the collection is a heaving biomass, 135,000 words thick; seventeen stories in foment, waiting for the butcher's release.
They're good tales. Some have been published, others have nearly gone to press as was the case with Drink... Some I just wrote and put aside waiting for this book.
I hope it will be out by Halloween, by World Fantasy, 2010. I'd love to release it there. If not... Then not.
Again, watch for the book. Drink for the Thirst to Come. Grand, dark fun.