The Dragon Done It
MIXING SLEUTHING AND SORCERY CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. . .
Pity the poor plainclothes cop or private eye who has to solve a case which may involve not only femme fatales (who may not be quite human) but also death by black magic, evidence that may have been altered or planted by an itinerant sorcerer, and supernatural entities ranging from ghosts to vampires to dragons. Even when the detective is a master of sorcery himself, the dragon may have an unbreakable alibi.
Best-selling authors Eric Flint and Mike Resnick present a generous selection of stories from the intersection of mystery and magic by popular writers Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, David Drake, Harry Turtledove, Esther M. Friesner, and more, including brand-new novelettes by Flint and Resnick themselves. The Dragon Done It is an exciting cross-genre volume that both mystery fans and fantasy fans will enjoy.
And so will dragons. . . .
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Eric Flint is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ring of Fire alternate history series, which began with the novel 1632. His impressive first novel, Mother of Demons (Baen), was selected by Science Fiction Chronicle as one of the best novels of the year. His collaborative novel with David Weber, Crown of Slaves, was a best of the year pick by Publishers Weekly, which had earlier praised Flint as "an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure." A longtime labor union activist with a Master's Degree in history, he currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.
Mike Resnick has won five Hugo Awards and been nominated for twenty-five more. The author of fifty-one novels and nearly two hundred short stories, he has also edited more than forty anthologies. His fiction ranges from the satirical —for example his Lucifer Jones adventures— to incisive explorations of morality and culture—such as his popular Kirinyaga series. He is, according to Locus, the leading short fiction award winner in the history of the science fiction field. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife Carol.
PRAISE FOR TWO EXTRAORDINARY WRITERS-AND EDITORS
"Eric Flint [drops] his readers into another time and place, where cultures collide, the action is hot and heavy, and we get to experience the best of the human spirit."—David Weber
"Eric Flint has a genius for taking his passion for history and turning it into powerful, action-packed stories that instantly grab the readers and plunge them into a time and place that might have been."
". . . battle scenes depicted with power. . . [Flint is] an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure."—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Flint has thoroughly mastered storytelling, and his characterization is masterly. His characters. . . are plausible for the time and place, and he makes neither an icon nor a demon of anyone. Irresistible. . . ."
". . . on par with the best of Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series. . . . Resnick is simply a consummate storyteller. . . hits all the right notes."—Orson Scott Card
"One of the most daring and prolific writers in SF. . . and he always delivers."—David Brin
"[F]ew writers have Resnick's gift for pace and momentum . . . his talent for producing a fast, smooth, utterly effortless read."
"Resnick is thought-provoking, imaginative . . . and above all galactically grand."—Los Angeles Times