I am proud to say that my collaborative novelette with the mad, bad, and dangerous to know Michael Swanwick numbers among them. Unsurprisingly, here’s a lot of good reading here (especially if you’re looking to nominate for the Hugos, he said hintingly)…
Gary K. Wolfe’s remembrance of David Hartwell, who died yesterday, expresses everything.
David G. Hartwell: 1941-2016
Many years ago, with Terri Windling as my editor, I penned two novels spun from the Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge–the epic fantasy tales of the demigod Setanta, better known as Cú Chulainn. The project became something of an obsession.
Here is what Fantasy Review had to say of the book when it debuted:
“The Tain is a stark and bloody epic . . . a classic of heroic fantasy with which all lovers of the genre should be familiar. Thanks to Gregory Frost, one can now enjoy the story in crisp, modern prose. Highly recommended to all readers of epic fantasy and to those interested in Celtic myth!”
It was picked up in the late 1990s in a small-press edition that put both novels into one volume called Crimson Spear, and in that form Time-Warner’s early (and ultimately premature) venture into ebook publishing put it out.
Both of those combined editions had a plethora of typos and other minor issues. So I’m delighted to have the rights back to these books. And as of today, the first one, Táin, is again available in ebook format for Nook and Kindle exclusively through Book View Cafe.
The sequel, Remscela, is now also out, exclusively from Book View Cafe.