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Cover Unveiled for Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Art by Allen Williams

The all-original anthology Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells by the super editing duo of Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling is coming early next year. The theme is Gaslamp Fantasy, which falls along the lines of Steampunk only with more of a focus on magic instead of tech. The line-up looks quite impressive as does the cover. Love the white-glow-y hair.

“The Fairy Enterprise” by Jeffrey Ford
“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” by Genevieve Valentine
“The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh
“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” by Delia Sherman
“La Reine D’Enfer” by Kathe Koja
“Briar Rose” by Elizabeth Wein
“The Governess” by Elizabeth Bear
“Smithfield” by James P. Blaylock
“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren
“Charged” by Leanna Renee Hieber
“Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey
“Phosphorus” by Veronica Schanoes
“We Without Us Were Shadows” by Catherynne M. Valente
“The Vital Importance of the Superficial” by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
“The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” by Jane Yolen
“A Few Twigs He Left Behind” by Gregory Maguire
“Their Monstrous Minds” by Tanith Lee
“Estella Saves the Village” by Theodora Goss

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells will be released in March from Tor simultaneously in both hardcover and trade paperback. Another noteworthy anthology coming this October from Datlow and Windling is After comprised of all-original dystopian/apocalyptic stories.

Also here is the art unadulterated.


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8 comments:

Cursed Armada said...

Not much into Steampunk, but Gaslamp Fantasy??? Sounds intriguing I must admit...

Carl V. said...

That is a gorgeous cover and the "gaslamp fantasy" description has me aching to read this one. Can't wait.

Ellen Datlow said...

It isn't steampunk--it's more like Susanna Clarke's work.

Btw, could someone please fix the misspelling of "Phosphorus" posted here?
Thanks.

Mad Hatter Review said...

Corrected.

Labeling it Gaslamp Fantasy is a bit tricky as some people do call Steampunk such and still consider it in the same vein. Girl Genius is labeled as Gaslamp Fantasy although it has more to do with Steampunk than one would equate to Susanna Clarke's work. It is just Phil Foglio's preference to called it Gaslamp Fantasy as he doesn't seem to care for the term Steampunk.

Ahhh..labeling...

ClassicMaiden said...

Thanks for posting - Love the cover! I can't wait!

Thanks Ellen Datlow for the info ^^.

For those who confuse Gaslamp Fantasy with Steampunk, please read the definition here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslamp_fantasy .
Hopefully it will help!

Ellen Datlow said...

Thanks for the fix. I don't care what anyone calls it, as long as they buy and read it!!!

Mad Hatter Review said...

I'm planning on being in the camp that reads it! How could I pass up new Blaylock, Goss, Bear, Valentine, and McHugh stories in one place!

Carl V. said...

Exactly! Not one that can be passed up.