Today is publication day for Terri Windling's and my gaslamp fantasy anthology, Queen Victoria's Book of Spells. It's already received two starred reviews and we hope you'll find it enjoyable.
If you're on Twitter, there will be a "Tor Chat" on Queen V tomorrow night: Wednesday, March 20th, at 4-5 pm (American eastern standard time). I will be there, along with some of the very fine authors in the book: Jeffrey Ford, Catherynne Valente, Kaaron Warren, and Leanna Renee Hieber.
For those of you in or near New York City, please come to the book's release party at the aptly named Queen Vic pub (68 2nd Ave at 4th Street) on March 27th. It promises to be a fabulous affair, and all are welcome. There will be readings by Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, Veronica Schanoes, Genevieve Valentine and Leanna Renee Hieber...plus a Victorian dessert competition judged by moi. (To enter, bring something sweet for me to try, and extras to share with other attendees. The winner will receive a hardcover copy of the book signed by all authors in attendance.) Queen Vic will open its doors starting at 7:00 p.m. and readings will commence at 7:30. You can contribute to the mood by attending in your favorite Victorian or steampunk/gaslamp finery--not mandatory by any means, but "lovingly encouraged."
If you'd like to read Jane Yolen's fabulous contribution to the book, "The Jewel in the Toad Queen's Crown," you can find it on Tor.com here.Queen Victoria's Book of Spells bas been published by Tor Books (a quick shout-out here to our Tor editor, Liz Gorinsky), and is available, as of today, in hardcover, paperback, and ebook editions.