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A exciting choice of twenty-one unique tales through an all-star record of contributors—including a brand new A video game of Thrones tale through George R. R. Martin!
If you’re partial to fiction that's greater than simply black and white, this most modern tale assortment from number one New York Times bestselling writer George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is full of sophisticated colours of grey. Twenty-one all-original tales, by means of an all-star checklist of individuals, will pride and astonish you in equivalent degree with their crafty twists and incredible reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself deals a brand-new A video game of Thrones story chronicling one of many greatest rogues within the complete background of Ice and Fire.
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Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
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“Not a unmarried undesirable tale within the bunch . . . The desk of contents on my own will make enthusiasts from all style aisles salivate.”Library Journal

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