As revealed by the nice folks of Tor.com, our next anthology is on its way! The Book of the Dead is new collection of original stories, themed around the most mysterious, versatile and under-appreciated of the undead: the mummy.
The Book of the Dead will be published in collaboration with the Egypt Exploration Society, the UK’s oldest independent funder of archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, dedicated to the promotion and understanding of ancient Egyptian history and culture.
Table of Contents:
- Maurice Broaddus – “Cerulean Memories”
- David Bryher – “She is Cleopatra”
- Jesse Bullington – “Escape from the Mummy's Tomb”
- Gail Carriger - “The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar”
- Paul Cornell – “Ramesses on the Frontier”
- Maria Dahvana Headley - “Bit-U-Men”
- Jonathan Green - “Egyptian death and the afterlife: mummies (Rooms 62-3)”
- Louis Greenberg – “Akhenaten Goes to Paris”
- Jenni Hill – “The Cats of Beni Hasan”
- Will Hill - “Three Memories of Death”
- Roger Luckhurst – “The Thing of Wrath”
- Glen Mehn – “Henry”
- David Moore – “Old Souls”
- Lou Morgan – “Her Heartbeat, An Echo”
- Sarah Newton – “The Common Cause”
- Den Patrick – “All is Dust”
- Adam Roberts – “Tollund”
- Molly Tanzer – “Mysterium Tremendum”
- Michael West – “Inner Goddess”
The stories are illustrated by Garen Ewing, the creator of The Adventures of Julius Chancer, and introduced by John J. Johnston, Vice Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society.
The Book of the Dead will be released this October as a limited edition hardcover as well as in paperback and digital formats.
October also sees the publication of Unearthed, a digital collection of classic mummy stories, selected and introduced by John J. Johnston and Jared Shurin. Unearthed contains over 60,000 words of vintage adventure, including rare tales from Louisa May Alcott, Herbert Crotzer, George Griffith and Arthur Conan Doyle.
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