Last month Barnes & Noble broke the big news: I am co-editing another anthology with Navah Wolfe called Robots vs Fairies. So what’s it about? Robots and fairies. I know, you’re shocked.

This project was so much fun! Don’t get me wrong, there was the usual blood, sweat, and tears, but I think the excess of fairy dust in the air made it a little easier. Or maybe that was the robots plugging directly into our brains. In any case, we managed to put together what we feel is a really stellar list of contributors. The folks at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog seemed to agree, writing: “The list of contributors suggests the editors have either black magic or mad science on their side. How else to explain this list of names?” Obviously, the answer to that is: we had both on our side. Here are the folks we recruited:

  • Madeline Ashby
  • Delilah S. Dawson writing as Lila Bowen
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • Sarah Gailey
  • Max Gladstone
  • Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Jim C. Hines
  • Kat Howard
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Ken Liu
  • Jonathan Maberry
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Annalee Newitz
  • Tim Pratt
  • John Scalzi
  • Lavie Tidhar
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Alyssa Wong

So does it work? We asked our writers to write us some fun, epic stories to showcase why their particular team is, well, more epic. Simple enough. Except it’s a little more complicated than that, because of course it is: some of the stories actually feature both robots AND fairies. Sometimes members of the other team just sneak into the stories, and other times, well…you’ll see it when you read it.

When can you read it? Good question. The book is now available for pre-order, so that’s a good start, right? And there’s a Goodreads page. The official book release is January 2018.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the gorgeous cover. In true versus mode, the cover features two different artists: Amy Sol did the fairy part, and Vault 49 contributed the robot part.


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