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New Signing: The Book of Magic

Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) contributed a story The Book of Magic, a new anthology by Gardner Dozois!

She is part of a power-house line-up of amazing writers. And, thankfully, Megan and I live close to one another for her to sign copies! Click HERE to pre-order your copy!

Here are more details about the book:

A new anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy—featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many others!Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois’s acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf . . . and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda . . . and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore . . . and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped—or misshaped—by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human—some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory.

In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers—including award-winners Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Kate Elliott, K. J. Parker, Tim Powers, and Liz Williams—cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever, and as near as next door.


“The Return of the Pig” by K. J. Parker
“Community Service” by Megan Lindholm
“Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley
“The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable” by Matthew Hughes
“The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love” by Ysabeau S. Wilce
“Song of Fire” by Rachel Pollack
“Loft the Sorcerer” by Eleanor Arnason
“The Governoer” by Tim Powers
“Sungrazer” by Liz Williams
“The Staff in the Stone” by Garth Nix
“No Work of Mine” by Elizabeth Bear
“Widow Maker” by Lavie Tidhar
“The Wolf and the Manticore” by Greg Van Eekhout
“The Devil’s Whatever” by Andy Duncan
“Bloom” by Kate Elliott
“The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril” by Scott Lynch 

Plus George R. R. Martin’s classic story “A Night at the Tarn House” and an introduction by Gardner Dozois

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The Book of Swords Has a Robin Hobb Story Featuring Fitz

Robin Hobb is no stranger to The Signed Page. I have known her for over a decade and she has signed and personalized copies for readers every book that has published in that span. She is local to The Signed Page, making it easy to meet up. It helps that she is the sweetest person I know and I absolutely love inviting her over. And she loves her fans dearly. A match made in heaven.

In the last three years, I have sold a lot of Robin’s books. She returned to her fan-favorite FitzChivalry series and each volume sold hundreds of copies. But the story isn’t over — kind of. Next month, The Book of Swords publishes. It is a stellar anthology featuring George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch Ken Liu, Kate Elliott, and many more great writers. Robin Hobb is also one of them. And she wrote something special for it.

On her Facebook page last week, Robin announced that her story in The Book of Swords is set in the early years of Fitz. Here is what she had to say:

“Have you ever wondered how other people saw Fitz? Usually, the readers experience him as a first-person character. But my story in the Book of Swords takes place in a small fishing village during the early years of the Red Ship Wars and Forging. In “Her Father’s Sword” Fitz is a character, though not the main focus of the tale.”

Those of you who ordered signed copies of the last three volumes may be interested in The Book of Swords. Just saying!

The Book of Swords publishes next month! See Fitz again!