The Science Fiction Book Club have listed Best Short Novels: 2006, so you can now order it, and should see copies sometime in early June. I’m really happy with the book, and have had a great time working with Andrew Wheeler, Kathy Kiernan and the team at the Club this time out.
Of course, now that the listing is public I can confirm that the mystery ninth story is…ta da!… Jeffrey Ford’s wonderful short novel, The Cosmology of the Wider World. It’s a stunning story and one that I’m thrilled to be able to include in the anthology. I’d really like to thank Jeff, Pete Crowther at PS Publishing, and Nick Gevers for helping make sure it could happen. The story was originally published in a lovely edition from PS with a great
Kim Veitch Kim Deitch cover, and this will be its first US publication. Be sure to check it out. And if you love it as much as I do, you’ll be interested to know that there should be a second Cosmology story coming out from PS sometime next year.
Note: Edited to correct my error. I credited the fine cover art for Jeff’s book from memory. It clearly is by Kim Deitch, who had was covered in Time Magazine several years back, and not some fictional person that I entirely invented. Apologies to Kim, who did a great job.