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Martha Wells

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Friday, such as it is

This is going around on Facebook, so I thought I'd do it here. Here are the top ten books that greatly have influenced me (not in any particular order):

1: Zelde M'tana by F.M. Busby
2: Dune by Frank Herbert
3: Malevil by Robert Merle
4: Wraiths of Time by Andre Norton (A lot of Andre Norton, particularly Star Gate, The Stars are Ours, Star Man's Son)
5: Polymath by John Brunner
6: A Judgement of Dragons by Phyllis Gotlieb
7: The Birthgrave by Tanith Lee
8: The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston
9: Leviathan's Deep by Jayge Carr
10: The Door into Shadow by Diane Duane

More New Books

* Nine White Horses by Judith Tarr
nine tales of horses and magic

* Being Small by Chaz Brenchley
British Fantasy Award winner Chaz Brenchley has crafted a deeply personal ghost story of dead twins and mad mothers, of Moleskine notebooks and teen friendships, of AIDS care-givers and more.

* Trace of Magic by Diana Pharaoh Francis
"Diana Pharaoh Frances has crafted a winning paranormal mystery that mixes sizzling sex, magic, and a decades old search for artifacts that could change their world."
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A Tarr collection? Of horse stories? Welp, I'm just going to go give BVC a little more of my money, then.

I wonder if there are any new publications in it, or if they're all reprints? Pity the website does not provide a contents listing.

Thank you, Martha!

I've passed on this comment to the BVC bookstore crew. Will be fixed, and thanks for pointing it out. I've been finishing a book and not paying close enough attention.

In the meantime, here's the ToC. Title story is new. The rest are reprints.

I. Horses of Legend

Nine White Horses
Judith Tarr, 2013

Classical Horses
First published in HorseFantastic, ed. Greenberg and Greenberg, DAW, 1991

Kehailan
First published in Arabesques: More Arabian Nights, ed. Shwartz, Avon, 1988

Al-Ghazalah
First published in Arabesques II: Even More Arabian Nights, ed. Shwartz, Avon, 1989

II. Horses Present and to Come

Dealing in Futures
First published in WitchFantastic, ed. Resnick, DAW, 1994

Dame à la Licorne
First published in Immortal Unicorn, ed. Beagle and Berliner, HarperPrism, 1995


III. Horses of the Dawn

The God of Chariots
First published in The First Heroes, ed. Doyle and Turtledove, Tor, 2004

In the Name of the King
First published in The Book of Kings, ed. Gilliam and Greenberg, Roc, 1995

IV. In the Kingdom of Valdemar

Widdershins
First published in Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar, ed. Lackey, DAW, 2008
(with permission from Ms. Lackey)