Year’s Best

The cover for The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 2 is here! The art is by the awesome John Berkey, and design is by the extremely wonderful Claudia Noble. Check it out!

I’m really delighted with the way the book has turned out, and can’t wait to see it when it comes back from the printer. Many thanks to Claudia, Jeremy, Jason and Ross at the Shade for the great job they’ve done on it. I’m hoping to have copies at Swancon next month. You can order a copy here. Oh, and just to reassure everyone, I am reading for volume three pretty much even as we speak.


Alison Barrow of Transworld in the UK is quoted in an article about Dan Brown in The Times Online, saying:

“There is never any clause from publisher to a novelist that they have to deliver at a certain time. We would not impose such a thing on a contract.”

Allowing that this is Dan Brown and that she probably is only referring to bestsellers like Brown, has anyone ever heard of a contract with a publisher that doesn’t specify a delivery date?