“John Joseph Adams has become one of those editors who I know will put together something I will love to read and know that the book I’m about to purchase isn’t going to let me down.” –Wil Wheaton
We couldn’t agree more, Wil! So, we’re at it again. (WASTELANDS and WASTELANDS 2 too weren’t enough.)
Skyboat, with Blackstone Audio, is bringing you another anthology edited by the illustrious John Joseph Adams. Barnes & Noble called John “king of the anthology world” – we say: long may he reign.
OPERATION ARCANA features high fantasy, contemporary and urban fantasy, and fantasy action and adventure all set in a military vein by top authors in the genre, including Jonathan Maberry, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Moon, Tanya Huff, Glen Cook, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, and Linda Nagata.
“In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. From the War of the Ring, Tolkien’s epic battle of good versus evil, to the Battle of the Blackwater, George R. R. Martin’s grim portrait of the horror and futility of war, these fantastical conflicts reflect our highest hopes and darkest fears, bringing us mesmerizing visions of silver spears shining in the sun and vast hordes of savage beasts who threaten to destroy all that we hold dear.
Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams is sounding the battle cry and sixteen of today’s top authors are reporting for duty, spinning never-before-published, spellbinding tales of military fantasy, including a Black Company story from Glen Cook, a Paksenarrion story from Elizabeth Moon, and a Shadow Ops story by Myke Cole. Within these pages you’ll also find World War I trenches cloaked in poison gas and sorcery, modern-day elite special forces battling hosts of the damned, and steampunk soldiers fighting for their lives in a world torn apart by powers that defy imagination. Featuring both grizzled veterans and fresh young recruits alike—including Tanya Huff, Simon R. Green, Carrie Vaughn, Jonathan Maberry, and Seanan McGuire—Operation Arcana is a must for any military buff or fantasy fan. You’ll never look at war the same way again.” –downpour.com
Sixteen stories brought to life by six narrators: Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Richard Gilliland, Sunil Malhotra, Arthur Morey, and Stefan Rudnicki.
Introduction by John Joseph Adams read by Stefan Rudnicki
Rules of Enchantment by Tobias Buckell & David Klecha read by Stefan Rudnicki
The Damned One Hundred by Jonathan Maberry read by Arthur Morey
Blood, Ash, Braids by Genevieve Valentine read by Gabrielle de Cuir
Mercenary’s Honor by Elizabeth Moon read by Sunil Malhotra
The Guns of the Wastes by Django Wexler read by Stefan Rudnicki
The Graphology of Hemorrhage by Yoon Ha Lee read by Richard Gilliland
American Golem by Weston Ochse read by Stefan Rudnicki
Weapons in the Earth by Myke Cole read by Paul Boehmer
Heavy Sulfur by Ari Marmell read by Stefan Rudnicki
Steel Ships by Tanya Huff read by Gabrielle de Cuir
Sealskin by Carrie Vaughn read by Sunil Malhotra
Pathfinder by T.C. McCarthy read by Gabrielle de Cuir
Bone Eaters by Glen Cook read by Stefan Rudnicki
Bomber’s Moon by Simon R. Green read by Stefan Rudnicki
In Skeleton Leaves by Seanan McGuire read by Gabrielle de Cuir
The Way Home by Linda Nagata read by Stefan Rudnicki
Let the battle begin! Head over to downpour.com to purchase your copy today!