“This Crumbling Pageant” in The Far Tower

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Swan River Press and Mark Valentine have done it again, put together an absolutely gorgeous book with a terrific line-up. The Far Tower: Stories for W.B. Yeats is available now for preorder, shipping in December. It includes my story “This Crumbling Pageant” as part of an excellent table of contents:

 “Introduction”
Mark Valentine

“Under the Frenzy of the Fourteenth Moon”
Ron Weighell

“Daemon Est Deus Inversus”
D. P. Watt

“The Shiftings”
Rosanne Rabinowitz

“Hermit for Hire”
Caitriona Lally

“The Property of the Dead”
John Howard

“Cast a Cold Eye”
Timothy J. Jarvis

“The Messiah of Blackhall Place”
Derek John

“This Crumbling Pageant”
Lynda E. Rucker

“Shadowy Waters”
Reggie Oliver

“The Hosts of the Air”
Nina Antonia

“Contributor Notes”

“Acknowledgements”

I’m absolutely in love with the cover design by John Coulthard. When I was a child who wanted to be a writer, I imagined being in books that had covers that looked like that.