HIGHWAYMEN: Robbers and Rogues
This anthology was inspired by Alfred Noyes' wonderful poem, The Highwayman, excerpted below:
THE wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The dangerous figure on the road at night . . . the dashing and romantic gentleman-thief . . . the loner on the run for a crime he didn't commit . . . the righteous rebel who rises from obscurity to help the less fortunate–these ‟highwaymen” are some of the most beloved and universal archtypal heroes–or anti-heroes–that we know. Literature and media both abound with light-fingered gentry and artful dodgers, footpads, desperados, and other dashing, dangerous and fascinating miscreants. Featuring stories by Dennis McKiernan, Melanie Rawn, Esther Friesner, Janny Wurts, Doranna Durgin and others, with story illustrations by Elizabeth Danforth.
RETURN TO AVALON ~ OUT OF AVALON
Martin H. Greenberg came to me with the idea of doing an anthology tribute to Marion Zimmer Bradley, famous for the Darkover novels and, later The Mists of Avalon. Marty knew I had published several stories in Marion's Sword and Sorceress anthologies, and wondered if I were willing. Trust me, I jumped at the chance! I solicited stories and tributes from the top names in fantasy–Andre Norton, C.J. Cherryh, Melanie Rawn, Charles De Lint, etc.-- and others closely associated with Marion. The result was Return to Avalon. Later, Marty suggested I do a followup Arthurian anthology, so once again I invited authors to send me their best, and this result was Out of Avalon.