The almost-final Cabinet cover. Some effects, like possible raised surfaces, etc., not showing here, which will make the names in blue pop. Thanks to Diana Gill, HarperCollins, and the designer for a way-cool cover. Out in June. Over 70 images/art piecesâ€”including an original Svankmajer print, four originals each by Mike Mignola and Greg Broadmore, and sumptuous section title pages by John Coulthart among a host of other cool things–almost too many to remember. Plan is for the full TOC of over 90 contributors to be revealed on io9 early next year.
The introduction to the antho is also a kind of short story, written by me with input from Ann and driven in part by the images included in the intro. Each subsection has introductory text that continues that particular story. The fiction inside ranges from the traditional to the somewhat experimental. The way it turned out, it’s perhaps the finest showcase for imaginative fiction Ann and I have ever had the privilege to work on.
Available for pre-order already, along with the Steampunk Bible for an intensely cool two-fer.
Here’s a sample of Coulthart’s interior pages. John did a lot of work for this book.
And, finally, a teaser collage of images from the antho:
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