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My Pants. I Must Change Them.

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I’ve stated my love of short story anthologies here before, but it’s not often I get excited about them.  And in this case, I don’t think ‘excited’ goes far enough.  I mean, it’s a good thing I’m sitting down.  And wearing rubber underwear (don’t ask why, just accept it and move on).

And it’s all because of George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois, and their just announced Rogues anthology.

Want a table of contents?  Here’s you table of contents:

George R.R. Martin “Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction)
Joe Abercrombie “Tough Times All Over”
Gillian Flynn “What Do You Do?”
Matthew Hughes “The Inn of the Seven Blessings”
Joe R. Lansdale “Bent Twig”
Michael Swanwick “Tawny Petticoats”
David Ball “Provenance”
Carrie Vaughn “The Roaring Twenties”
Scott Lynch “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane”
Bradley Denton “Bad Brass”
Cherie Priest “Heavy Metal”
Daniel Abraham “The Meaning of Love”
Paul Cornell “A Better Way to Die”
Steven Saylor “Ill Seen in Tyre”
Garth Nix “A Cargo of Ivories”
Walter Jon Williams “Diamonds From Tequila”
Phyllis Eisenstein “The Caravan to Nowhere”
Lisa Tuttle “The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives”
Neil Gaiman “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
Connie Willis “Now Showing”
Patrick Rothfuss “The Lightning Tree”

I’m sorry, but I don’t think you appreciated that list well enough the first time around.  Go back and read it.  Back?  Are your knees weak?  They should be.  And here’s the only image would could do the news justice: