I woke up to a terrific review from Book Buzz and opened the September Fangoria to see that Naked City was chosen "Book of the Month". Some choice quotes:

"...a great selection of many of the current practitioners of this sub-genre like Patricia Briggs, Melissa Marr and Holly Black alongside such stalwarts as Elizabeth Bear and Pat Cadigan. Jim Butcher's story "Curses" is the first and one of the best."

"Some of the best stories are the truly weird ones like Christopher Fowler's Green Man story "Oblivion by Calvin Klein" and Jeffrey Ford's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening." I loved loved loved Holly Black’s tasty "Noble Rot" for taking on a female ghoul. And John Crowley's "And Go Like This" is simply, breathtakingly, one-of-a-kind awesomeness. I wouldn't dream of spoiling a word of it."
A nicely solid review on Tor.com of Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow plus Charlaine Harris mentions some of the stories on her blog about what she's reading Books of the Week
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Both Naked City and Supernatural Noir are officially published today.
Naked City is available as a hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook. Supernatural Noir is available as a trade paperback.
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( Apr. 4th, 2011 12:23 am)
After six days in sunny warm L.A. I had a lovely time. Yesterday was very busy. I met two elementary school through high school friends for lunch (met a third from our group the afternoon before for coffee), signed many copies of Teeth and other books at Dark Delicacies, then, with fourteen friends/writers/writing students from my Clarion West class (and a couple of kids) headed to Bob's Big Boy for whatever. It was wonderful to see everyone, especially Maureen McHugh who I've not seen in ages and has relocated from Austin to LA just a few months ago.

Then, I had dinner with Jim and Viki Blaylock and a couple of young people they know at Eclectic and finally, finished off the day with a marvelous production of Pinocchio done with a combination of signing and voice from the theater company of Deaf West.

A few very nice stray emails came in while I was out there--about stories in books I and Terri and I have edited:
Telling the Flip Side of the Tale

and Attention Ellen Kushner fans
I've been in Orange, CA since Monday and the temperature has gone up daily. Today it's really pretty warm.
I spent the first two days antiquing and hanging out with Bruce McAllister and his lovely wife Amalie. Then yesterday I spoke to a few of Jim Blaylock's classes at Chapman U (where he just got tenure!) and afterward had a wonderful dinner at the Cuban restaurant, Felix with Jim and Viki, Bruce and Amalie, and Tim and Serena Powers. A wonderful time was had by all.

Today I had lunch with Jim and then met with an elementary/HS friend for coffee.

I've received my schedule for Book Expo in mid-May (I'll post later)both manning the HWA booth and several autographings of forthcoming/recently published books at the HWA booth, at the Tor booth, and the BIG autographing area.

This came in from the Sleeping Hedgehog today:


"The Duke of Riverside"
This just now occurred to me. I've got a few extra bound uncorrected proofs of Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy which will be out in July from St Martin's Press.
All three are now spoken for...but come over to the next rock--I'm going to offer some other items.


For a $50 donation to a charity of your choice benefiting the people of Japan, affected by the earthquake and tsunami, I will send the first THREE people to forward me proof of a monetary donation a copy of the bound galleys signed by
Ellen Datlow
Richard Bowes
Matthew Kressel
Ellen Kushner
Delia Sherman

US only.
Not only will you be getting a nice fat all original anthology four months in advance of publication, but you will be doing a good deed.

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy


Curses Jim Butcher
How the Pooka Came To New York City Delia Sherman
On the Slide Richard Bowes
The Duke of Riverside Ellen Kushner
Oblivion by Calvin Klein Christopher Fowler
Fairy Gifts Patricia Briggs
Picking up the Pieces Pat Cadigan
Underbridge Peter S. Beagle
Priced To Sell Naomi Novik
The Bricks of Gelecek Matthew Kressel
Weston Walks Kit Reed
The Projected Girl Lavie Tidhar
The Way Station Nathan Ballingrud
Guns for the Dead Melissa Marr
And Go Like This John Crowley
Noble Rot Holly Black
Daddy Long Legs of the Evening Jeffrey Ford
The Skinny Girl Lucius Shepard
The Colliers’ Venus Caitlín R. Kiernan
King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree Elizabeth Bear
The flight home was easy and I got in the door before 9pm, which made me and the cats happy.

First, a quote from the forthcoming review in the June Realms of Fantasy (not yet proofed so may be slightly changed)

".....this collection is filled with gems." ......."This collection masterfully conveys the complexity of the concept, with nary a clunker to be found, and is a must-have for any vampire fan out there."

And I received one hardcover copy and one trade copy of the actual finished book! It looks beautiful. There will be at least one reading/event in NYC: at the Jefferson Market Library in June. More info to come.

Plus I received a carton of the bound galleys of Naked City. It looks good too and I'm eager to have them both out.
I may hold some kind of competition for a few of the advance reading copies of NC.
There will be a reading of NC in Cambridge, the evening that Readercon begins.
This is the TOC in the correct order. However, one more story will be in there before the book goes into production and I'm not sure where it will appear in the anthology. This is being published by St. Martin's Press in spring 2010.



Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy


Curses Jim Butcher
How the Pooka Came To New York City Delia Sherman
On the Slide Richard Bowes
The Duke of Riverside Ellen Kushner
Oblivion by Calvin Klein Christopher Fowler
Picking up the Pieces Pat Cadigan
Underbridge Peter S. Beagle
Priced To Sell Naomi Novik
The Bricks of Gelecek Matthew Kressel
Weston Walks Kit Reed
The Projected Girl Lavie Tidhar
The Way Station Nathan Ballingrud
And Go Like This John Crowley
Noble Rot Holly Black
Daddy Long Legs of the Evening Jeffrey Ford
The Skinny Girl Lucius Shepard
The Colliers’ Venus Caitlín R. Kiernan
King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree Elizabeth Bear

I'm "handing" (emailing the file) the book to my editor either today or tomorrow (I'm awaiting a last go over/response to edits from one writer. This one's been a bear and I'm relieved that it's done.
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