Kage Baker is having a pretty good publishing year, especially for a writer who is, you know, dead.
I’ve been asked to keep you up to date on what’s coming when, Dear Readers. So here is a PSA to present what I know for sure (there are sometimes anthologies in the works with a singleton story that I don’t find out about at once).
The Best of Kage Baker – out September 2012 from Subterranean Press. Available from Amazon and from Subterranean (http://subterraneanpress.com/)
Nell Gwynne On Land and At Sea – out January 2013 from Subterranean Press. Available from Amazon and from Subterranean (http://subterraneanpress.com/)
In The Company of Thieves – due out October 2013 from Tachyon Publications. Available from Amazon and from Tachyon (http://tachyonpublications.com/)
There are also The Mammoth Book of Time Travel, edited by Mike Ashley, just our from Running Press; and After The End: Recent Apocalypses, edited by Paula Guran, from Prime Books. Each of those has a story from Kage, along with lots of other goodies. I especially recommend The Mammoth Book simply because that series has been consistently terrific. And the name amused Kage.
In answer to a question about “buying where it will do the most good” – well, Dear Readers, actually buying books is the best thing you can do for an author. Buy them from the literary Godzilla Amazon, or your favourite indie book store, or from the publisher: as long as it comes from an actual book dealer, the author will receive their due. So, like, don’t buy ’em on EBay unless the author is selling them there – which some do.
Most of all, though, don’t steal books from libraries! You wouldn’t believe how many people wrote to Kage to proudly announce that they had wanted her books so much that they just had to nick them from the local lending library. This does the author no good, prevents others borrowers from reading them, and is a sin. So kindly refrain.