Strange Brew (2009)
An anthology of stories edited by
P N Elrod
1. Seeing Eye by Patricia Briggs - A blind witch decides to help a man, a werewolf, find his brother who is an undercover cop and has disappeared while on a case.
2. Last Call by Jim Butcher - Harry Dresden walks into his favorite bar for a beer and a sandwich and finds chaos instead. What is wrong with the beer being brewed by the bar owner?
3. Death Warmed Over by Rachel Caine - Holly is a resurrectionist witch. The last time she brought Andrew Toland back from the dead she fell in love with him. Now the police need his special help to solve another case but how can Holly stand the pain when Andrew has to die this time?
4. Vegas Odds by Karen Chance - Accalia (Lia) trains recruits at the War Mage Corps. Imagine her surprise when she realizes it is her own students who are trying to kill her.
5. Hecate's Golden Eye by P. N. Elrod - Chicago 1937 - Charles Escott and his undead colleague Jack Fleming are hired to help the rightful owner steal back her pendant. The history of the jewel says that any man who touches the Golden Eye dies. Luckily for Jack, he's already dead.
6. Bacon by Charlaine Harris - Dahlia Lynley-Chivers is a vampire who is now a widow because her werewolf husband was defeated in a challenge fight for pack position. She hires a witch to help her find out what was done to her husband to make him vulnerable and weak during the fight.
7. Signatures of the Dead by Faith Hunter - Spruce Pine, North Carolina, is being targeted by a band of rogue vampires. Earth witch Molly Trueblood and her friend shapeshifter Jane Yellowrock must find the vampire lair or the killings will continue.
8. Ginger by Caitlin Kittredge - Sunny Swann and her cousin Luna grew up in Nocturne City. Sunny is a witch without much confidence in her powers totally unlike her werewolf cousin. Then why would someone want to kidnap Sunny?
9. Dark Sins by Jenna Maclaine - Venice 1818 - Cin, Michael, Devlin and Justine (The Righteous-judge, jury, and executioners in the world of vampires) are in the city for pleasure, not business. When they are all four kidnapped by a wizard and his coven Cin is forced to chose between the lives of her lover and friends or dark, evil magic.
The New Space Opera 2
All-new stories of science fiction adventure
By Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan
Utriusque Cosmi • Robert Charles Wilson
The Island • Peter Watts
Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance • John Kessel
To Go Boldly • Cory Doctorow
The Lost Princess Man • John Barnes
Defect • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves • Jay Lake
Shell Game • Neal Asher
Punctuality • Garth Nix
Inevitable • Sean Williams
Join the Navy and See the Worlds • Bruce Sterling
Fearless Space Pirates of The Outer Rings • Bill Willingham
From the Heart • John Meaney
Chameleons • Elizabeth Moon
The Tenth Muse • Tad Williams
Cracklegrackle • Justina Robson
The Tale of the Wicked • John Scalzi
Catastrophe Baker and A Canticle For Leibowitz • Mike Resnick
The Far End of History • John C. Wright
The Living Dead
by John Joseph Adams
This Year’s Class Picture
Some Zombie Contingency Plans
Death and Suffrage
David J. Schow
The Third Dead Body
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Dead Kid
Sex, Death and Starshine
Bobby Conroy Comes Back From the Dead
Those Who Seek Forgiveness
Laurell K. Hamilton
In Beauty, Like the Night
Everything is Better With Zombies
Hannah Wolf Bowen
Less Than Zombie
Douglas E. Winter
Sparks Fly Upward
George R. R. Martin
Joe R. Lansdale
The Skull-Faced Boy
David Barr Kirtley
The Age of Sorrow
She’s Taking Her Tits to the Grave
Dead Like Me
Zora and the Zombie
Calcutta, Lord of Nerves
Poppy Z. Brite
The Song the Zombie Sang
Harlan Ellison® and Robert Silverberg
Almost the Last Story by Almost the Last Man
How the Day Runs Down