Tuesday, September 30, 2008

 

Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

I haven't talked much about the Sherlockian anthology forthcoming from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, have I? Edited by Jeff Campbell and Charles Prepolec, the anthology is entitled Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, and "features 11 all-new short stories that combine Sherlock Holmes with elements of dark fantasy, pulp-style adventure, horror and the supernatural."

The book is due out in time for World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, but will be available through the various online retailers and through better specialty stores at about the same time, I imagine. My own humble contribution is "Merridew of Abominable Memory", and it appears alongside such worthies as Barbara Hambly, Barbara Roden, Kim Newman, and others.



Campbell and Prepolec have set up a blog to promote the book, and have been hosting a series of brief interviews on all things Sherlockian with the book's contributors. Today I'm the one in the barrel, answering "5 Sherlockian Questions."

They've also put together a "book trailer" for the antho, if you've got three minutes and 37 seconds to spare and would like to see some of the art commissioned to accompany the stories.

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You know, I'm a sucker for Sherlock Holmes pastiches. Sometimes I regret it but most of the time I'm entertained. This sounds like a good one, and a nice addition to the copy of Extraordinary Engines I just picked and am working through. And it looks like you're in good company too, I'll be picking this up. Congratulations.
 
Thanks, Greg!
 
Yep, a bit long for a trailer, but it was my first crack at putting one together and I couldn't resist showcasing Phil Cornell's art. The second trailer, much improved and marginally shorter (2:51) is available at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxNhxA55jEY

One of these days, if I can find the time, I'm aiming for one under 1:30...we'll see.

Merridew of Abominable Memory is a fine story Chris! Glad to have you aboard for the book.

Cheers!
 
I don't know, Charles. I don't think the trailers are too long at all!

And thanks for the kind words. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the antho!
 
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