edited by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Baen Books (January 2007)
THE EDGE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK....
Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill are the biggest names in the urban fantasy subgenre -- where elves, banshees, trolls, and even stranger creatures walk modern city streets, their presence unsuspected by the human inhabitants.
Now these two notable writers present a volume of all new urban fantasy, with a stellar lineup of the best new fantasy writers, such as Roberta Gellis, Dave Freer and Eric Flint, Diana Paxson, and more -- including two new stories and an afterword by Mercedes Lackey and a new story by Rosemary Edghill.
What happens when a serial killer who travels from mall to mall looking for teenage prey runs into one of the sidhe whose mission is to protect children ... or when a pair of Sidhe must desperately search for a bottle in which a very powerful and dangerous djinn is trapped ... or an itinerant fiddler-singer at a South African pub turns out to be a supernatual creature out of Gaelic mythology ... or, stepping back in time from the modern world, the Fair Folk get involved in America's Civil War?
These intriguing tales and many more make this an indispensable volume for fans of urban fantasy.
Praise for the Bedlam's Bard Series:
"Lackey and Edghill's latest rollicking Bedlam's Bard fantasy ... romps quickly from beginning to end." -- Publisher's Weekly
"...a wonderful fantasy ... fast-paced, often humorous and action-packed..." -- The Midwest Book Review
"Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill create a vivid backdrop against which the battle is fought between good and evil." -- Romantic Times
Table of Contents
- "Devil Went Down to Georgia", by Mercedes Lackey
- "Unleaving", by India Edghill
- "Old Order", by Michael Longcor
- "Well Met by Moonlight", by Diana L. Paxson
- "The World's More Full of Weeping" by Rosemary Edghill
- "The Waters and the Wild", by Mercedes Lackey
- "The Remover of Difficulties", by Ashley McConnell
- "Bright as Diamonds", by Barb Caffrey with Michael B. Caffrey
- "Bottle of Djinn" by Roberta Gellis
- "Red Fiddler" by Dave Freer & Eric Flint
- "Unnatural History" by Sarah A. Hoyt
- "All That Jazz" by Jenn Saint-John
- "Six-Shooter" by Ellen Guon
- "Mall Elves and How They Grew" (essay) by Mercedes Lackey