Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #5 - Under My Hat

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine

This week it's the arrival of Under My Hat: Tales From The Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan.

The UK Edition, published by Hot Key Books and due for release on October 4 2012

The US edition, published by Random House Books For Young Readers later this month on the 28th.

It's a collection of magical short stories from authors such as Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Diana Peterfreund, Margo Lanagan, Tanith Lee and two of my top ten authors - Jane Yolen and Charles de Lint.

"A stellar cast of acclaimed fantasy writers weave spellbinding tales that bring the world of witches to life. Boasting over 70 awards between them, including a Newbery Medal, five Hugo Awards and a Carnegie Medal, authors including Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and Holly Black delve into the realms of magic to explore all things witchy... From familiars that talk, to covens that offer dark secrets to explore, these are tales to tickle the hair on the back of your neck and send shivers down your spine." - Goodreads

I never used to read short stories but after receiving several of the Years Best anthologies I love them, perfect for dipping in and out of whenever you've got a spare minute or two. The best things about this anthology? Not only does Charles de Lint contribute a story - 'Barrio Girls' - but Neil Gaiman's offering - Witch Work - is a poem!

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Waaah! I need to send an email to Hot Key like now, how had I not heard of this before?!

    New follower :)

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  2. I do enjoy a good short story collection...thanks for sharing. And here's MY WOW POST

  3. This looks good. I don't read many short stories, but I think that might change.
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  4. Haven't heard of these but sound interesting.
    Hope you get to read it soon! Feel free to check out my WoW here

  5. Interesting choice! I'm not usually a short-stories person, but the authors of this anthology sure make it tempting.
    thanks for checking out my WoW :)

  6. never heard of either but they both sound interesting. thanks for sharing.

    new follower

  7. This looks cool, I like the US cover :-) I hope you get it soon and enjoy it!

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  8. Oh this looks so fun! Love the cover.

  9. I haven't heard of this one, but I love the 2nd cover :)

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  10. Good choice! Haven't heard of it before but the covers look awesome!

    Stopping by returning the comment love :D

  11. These books are totally new to me and they sound great!

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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  12. I might need to try this one, all these authors are amazing!!!

  13. Hm. Never heard of this one before. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  14. Haven't heard of this book, but I love both the covers! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  15. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like a great collection with some fantastic authors! Great pick! Thanks so much for stopping by my WoW and have a great week!

  16. I haven't heard of this one either, sounds amazing! So many good authors! Great pick, thanks for sharing it :)

  17. I haven't actually heard of this book but it sounds adorable. Thanks for sharing it. I'm off to add it!

  18. Nice choice! I'm a new follower, Hooray!
    Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

  19. I haven't heard of this book before. Thanks for sharing.


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