Eclipse Two

I am about to send of the final submission file for Eclipse Two to the publisher. It has been through as many ups and downs as any book that I’ve worked on, but at the end of the day I’m very happy with it. This really is the science fiction volume in the Eclipse series, with just two real fantasy stories in the book. That was partly deliberate, and partly circumstance. I have real favorites, but am very happy with all of the stories. There’s a new ‘Virga’ novelette by Karl Schroeder, the first new Wormwood story from Terry Dowling in 17 years, as well as tales of galactic empires, superheroes, alien intelligences, time travel, and even a call for help on Facebook.

Eclipse Two will be published in October by Night Shade, and I think we’re going to have a launch of some kind at the Calgary World Fantasy Convention. For the moment, though, here’s the close-to-final table of contents (there is one contractual issue to resolve, but I’m hopeful that’ll work out).

  1. The Hero, Karl Schroeder
  2. Turing’s Apples, Stephen Baxter
  3. Invisible Empire of Ascending Light, Ken Scholes
  4. Michael Laurits is: Drowning, Paul Cornell
  5. Elevator, Nancy Kress
  6. The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm, Daryl Gregory
  7. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, David Moles
  8. The Rabbi’s Hobby, Peter S. Beagle
  9. The Seventh Expression of the Robot General, Jeffrey Ford
  10. Skin Deep, Richard Parks
  11. Ex Cathedra, Tony Daniel
  12. Truth Window: A Tale of the Bedlam Rose, Terry Dowling
  13. We Haven’t Got There Yet, Harry Turtledove
  14. Fury, Alastair Reynolds

6 thoughts on “Eclipse Two”

  1. You already know what I’m going to say. *Another* anthol with Baxter *and* Reynolds (along with all those other glorious names) makes me feel a little light-headed. In a good way.

  2. Jonathan, I’ll be at WFC this year — let me know if I can help serve beer!

    (who’s honored to be in such illustrious company)

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