The Books

“Bordertown has reopened to a new generation of runaways, misfits, and dreamers.” – School Library Journal (a starred review!)

“This is punk-rock, DIY fantasy, full of harsh reality and incandescent magic….Here’s to another generation finding comfort and inspiration on the border.” – Kirkus (a starred review!)

Final-Cover-198x300Welcome to Bordertown,
edited by Holly Black
and Ellen Kushner,
introduced by Terri Windling
(Random House, Publishers)

This fat, juicy book contains brand new stories, poems, songs, and graphic art by a mix of Bordertown authors/artists old and new: Christopher Barzak, Holly Black, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Cassandra Clare, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, Amal El-Mohtar, Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Annette Curtis Klause, Ellen Kushner, Patricia A. McKillip, Dylan Meconis, Tim Pratt, Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Will Shetterly, Janni Lee Simner, Catherynne M. Valente, Terri Winding, and Jane Yolen . The fabulous cover art, over on the left, is by Steve Stone.

“This is over 500 pages of fiction and poetry, revisiting the Bordertown setting which helped lay the groundwork for today’s urban fantasy bonanza. Not only have many of the original contributors showed up for another go-around, but they’re joined by a fair number of today’s hottest writers, those who pretty much GREW UP with Bordertown. This isn’t a rehashing of the old days, this is a love-fueled rock n’ roll continuation and updating where a new generation meets the old gang. (And in my opinion, they came up with a perfectly appropriate way to make those intervening 13 years between installments seem like 13 days… heheheheh.)” — Michael M. Jones

“This anthology brings together many series favorites, as well as a host of amazing additions who offer up stories and poems in what is still the best mash-up of music, faery and coming-of-age drama.” – Colleen Mondor

Visit the Bordertown Press page to see what other reviewers and bloggers have to say about this new journey to the Border.

Here’s where you can get hold of a copy of Welcome to Bordertown:

Indiebound (to purchase it from your local indie bookstore)
Amazon (there is also a Kindle edition)
B&N (there is also a Nook edition)
The Sony Reader edition
The Book Depository (if you are overseas, they offer free shipping worldwide)
Or request Welcome to Bordertown from your local library. (Free for you and good for us too.)
An audiobook edition is forthcoming from Brilliance (but we haven’t got a pub date yet)

Borderland2-177x300Borderland
edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold
(Currently out of print, available as a used book only. We plan to make an e-book version available soon.)

The book that began it all, with stories by Steven R. Boyett, Charles de Lint, Ellen Kushner, and Terri Windling (writing as Bellamy Bach). Cover art by Phil Hale (New American Library edition, 1986, pictured left) and Thomas Canty (Tor Books edition, 1992).

“A dreamland of rock and roll glamour, punk elves, and alienation raised to high style.” — Locus Magazine

 

 

Bordertown2-178x300Bordertown
edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold
(Currently out of print, available as a used book only. We plan to make an e-book version available soon.)

All new stories by Emma Bull, Ellen Kushner, Will Shetterly, Midori Snyder, and Terri Windling (writing as Bellamy Bach). Cover art by Phil Hale (New American Library edition, 1986, pictured left) and Thomas Canty (Tor Books edition, 1996).

“There is something about a punked-out, mohawked elf in a leather jacket that shatters the Tolkien mold, that allows the characters to be different, to be apart from the previous mythologies. . . . The chronicles of the Borderlands are heartily recommended.” — Different Worlds

 

Life-on-the-Border-cover-184x300Life on the Border
edited by Terri Windling
(Currently out of print, available as a used book only. We hope to make an e-book version available soon.)

All new stories by Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey, Charles de Lint, Craig Shaw Gardener, Michael Korolenko, Ellen Kushner, Will Shetterly, Midori Snyder, and Terri Windling (writing as Bellamy Bach); song lyrics by Emma Bull. Cover art by Rick Berry (Tor Books edition, 1991).

“Life on the Border turns the volume to 11, cranking up the energy and enthusiasm as the authors really hit their groove. It’s like the song right before intermission, when the music’s clearly gotten into the blood, and everyone’s dancing….[T]his volume is one of the best in an outstanding series.” — The Greenman Review

 

Elsewhere-cover-206x300Elsewhere
a novel by Will Shetterly
(In print! Please help to keep it that way by purchasing a new copy rather than used one!)

Cover art by Dennis Nolan (Harcourt Books edition, 1991, pictured left) and Michael Jang (Magic Carpet edition, 2004).

“A hard-edged vision, sharp as a knife-blade, a borderline where punk and funk mix with Blake and Yeats, and Faerie is not as we might expect.” — Lloyd Alexander

 

 

NeverNever-cover2-202x300NeverNever
a novel by Will Shetterly
(In print! Please help to keep it that way by purchasing a new copy rather than a used one!)

Cover art by Dennis Nolan (pictured left, Harcourt Books edition, 1993, pictured left) and Terry Doyle (Margic Carpet editions, 2004).

“A delightfully funny book . . . even better than the first.” — VOYA

 

 

 

FinderCover131-201x300Finder
a novel by Emma Bull
(Currently out of print, available as a used book only. The author plans to make an e-book version available soon.)

Cover art by Richard Bober (Tor Books edition, 1994, pictured left) and Craig Phillips (Tor Teen edition, 2003).

“Combines gritty realism with a fey otherwordliness to produce a suspenseful and entrancing blend.” — Library Journal

 

 

 

Esssential-Bordertown-cover-198x300The Essential Bordertown: A Traveler’s Guide to the Edge of Faerie:
edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman
(In print! Please help to keep it that way by purchasing a new copy rather than used one!)

All new stories (and a Bordertown travel guide!) by Steven Brust, Charles de Lint, Michael Korolenko, Elisabeth Kushner, Ellen Kushner, Patricia A. McKillip, Felicity Savage, Delia Sherman, Midori Snyder, Ellen Steiber, Caroline Stevermer, Donnard Sturgis, Micole Sudberg. Cover art by Jim Carroll (Tor Books edition, 1998).

“Irresistible: this is what the universe ought to be like.” — Interzone