October 8th, 2007

DD2 is here!

Yesterday was the official launch of Dark Delicacies 2: Fear. There was a fabulous signing at Dark Delicacies (what a surprise, eh?), with contributors Max Brooks, Peter Atkins, Harry Shannon, Gary Brandner, Tananarive Due, Joey O'Bryan, Robert Masello and Steve Niles in attendance, as were editors Del Howison and Jeff Gelb. They went through darn near 200 hardbacks (or about 15% of the entire hardback printing!). It looks to be another nice success for the Dark Delicacies anthologies. I've started in on the stories, fully intending to read this one from beginning to end, in the order the editors intended (I'm usually a terrible story-hopper with anthologies).

Amusingly enough, I'm not in the book - but my good friend Rick Pickman sort of is (he took the jacket photo of Del).

And in other news - the Novel-By-the-End-of-the-Year goes on swimmingly:

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