Michael Ehart's The Servant of the Manthycore
Another bit of pimping for a friend--Michael Ehart's The Servant of the Manthycore is available for pre-order (it's also available at Amazon) and will be released in about a week It collects several of the stories (which appeared at The Sword Review) as well as an unpublished novella. I've read a number of the stories included, either in draft form in our critiquing group or in their original publication, and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the final product.
Wait a second, you say...isn't that Michael Moorcock's name on the cover? Yup--he provided the introduction. How cool is that? So there's your assigned reading for December--get on it.
PS An update--the last time I pimped for a fellow writer it was for my friend Celina and her book The Reckoning of Asphodel. Things seem to be going well for her writing-wise, as she just mentioned a glowing review for the novel. I imagine the link will go up at her blog soon. And plans are moving ahead for the second in the series, and there's probably all kinds of hush-hush discussions about other projects too as she moves ahead on her plans to become the next household name. So if you haven't read that one yet, add it to your December reading as well...or even order it immediately and get it done before Thanksgiving. Before the Lions (gasp!) win...
Another Update: After posting this, I noticed an entire week's worth of interviews with Michael over at Scriptorius Rex.