Unfettered III edited by Shawn Speakman will publish March 19, 2019.
As many of you might know, Unfettered III was going to publish next month. But in the Spring my distributor saw the initial line-up and said, "Wait! It will be the anthology of the year! And we need more time to market it to bookstores correctly." I agreed, pushing it to March 2019. I'm glad I did. Because as fate would have it, a few more authors wanted to join.
The first? Brandon Sanderson! He offered up two very different kinds of short stories and then added, "There's also the chance that you could persuade Harriet and Team Jordan to let me include the other deleted sequence from A Memory of Light... Perrin traveling the Ways. It's like 20k words long, and would probably do very well for helping the anthology sell." I reached out to Harriet; she loved the idea. And where once I thought Unfettered would have the last Wheel of Time fiction published, it turns out that Unfettered III may carry that distinction and all for a great cause.
That's it, right? Line-up complete! A great anchoring novella from a bestselling series, bringing a large readership to all of the book's stories. But another bestselling series wanted to be included too. An off-the-cuff comment on Twitter resulted in Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson wanting to contribute a new Dune short story too!
All of a sudden, I had an anthology with a Wheel of Time story and a Dune story, pinnacles of SF&F history.
Whew! I'm so excited about all of this, I can barely contain it! To summarize, here is the the current line-up:
- Katherine Arden
- Callie Bates
- Terry Brooks
- Delilah S. Dawson
- Jason Denzel
- David Anthony Durham
- Lev Grossman
- John Gwynne
- Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
- Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
- Mark Lawrence
- Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb)
- Seanan McGuire
- Naomi Novik
- Peter Orullian
- Cat Rambo
- Robert V. S. Redick
- Ken Scholes
- Scott Sigler
- Anna Smith Spark
- Shawn Speakman
- Anna Stephens
- Patrick Swenson
- Ramon Terrell
- Marc Turner
- Carrie Vaughn
- Tad Williams
- Deborah A. Wolf
As you can see, Unfettered III is going to be a massive book. Large stories written by a lot of authors. The kind of anthology that I love to read!
I think you will too! And here is how to pre-order!
PRE-ORDER ARC - JANUARY 15, 2019
Only 250 hardcover Advance Reader Copies will be printed, released two months before the trade hardcover and ebook are published. These will be signed by at least six contributors, possibly seven. You can order your copy from:
There are various ways to pre-order the trade hardcover. This will be the first Grim Oak Press anthology that has wide distribution, meaning the book can be pre-ordered from your favorite bookseller. Here is a short list of some of our favorites:
- Barnes & Noble Booksellers
- Changing Hands
- Grim Oak Press
- Mysterious Galaxy
- Powell's Books
- Tattered Cover
With the S&N of Unbound going to the printer this week and the Unfettered II signature pages being signed, it's time to announce the S&N of Unfettered III. This book has a lot of contributors - too many to fit on one signature page - so we will be splitting the authors up on two different pages, which will speed up the signing process! Pre-order now at:
For you electronic readers, fear not. Unfettered III will be published in ebook too. Pre-ordering a copy from Grim Oak Press raises more money for charity since it eliminates the cut that other booksellers take but feel free to order from your favorite ebook retailer:
Unfettered III will also be available on Audible for you audiobook readers!
Isn't this awesome news!? Unfettered III is going to be a powerhouse anthology, one for the ages. And all for a great charitable cause!
Please pre-order the edition that makes the most sense for you!