Bordertown: a city on the Border between our human world and the elfin realm. A place where neither magic nor technology can be counted on, where elf and human kids run away to find themselves. Welcome to Bordertown: New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands, edited by Ellen Kushner and Holly Black, with an introduction by series creator Terri Windling, welcomes a new generation of seekers and dreamers the Border with works by Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, Steven Brust, and Nalo Hopkinson, among many others.
We revisited Bordertown here on Tor.com when the anthology was released last year, and are excited to celebrate the release of the deluxe audiobook, out now from Brilliance Audio and Audible.com and featuring original music from Drew Miller, with an exclusive prize package sweepstakes!
Check below the cut for more details on the special edition, what you’ll win, and how to enter!
The original audiobook edition of Welcome to Bordertown snagged a nomination for Best Short Story Collection of the Year at the 2012 Audies, and the special edition features incredible extras, in addition to the stories read by MacLeod Andrews and Cassandra Campbell. Some of the ear candy you’ll hear on the new CD: Neil Gaiman reading his poem “The Song of the Song;” Ellen Kushner reading all other poems (including a rap by Jane Yolen!) with a musical score by Drew Miller (with singer Kari Tauring and violinist David Stenshoe); Steven Brust singing lead vocals on a fully-produced track for this “Run Back Across the Border,” backed by Drew Miller and Felonious Bosch, and Amal El-Mohtar’s own setting of her poem “Stairs in Her Hair,” sung by her sister Dounya!
One lucky winner will receive a copy of the special edition audiobook, along with contraband from Bordertown (a ticket for the Ye Olde Unicorn Trolley and a flyer for B-town band Eldritch Steel at The Dancing Ferret) and three bonus CDs from musicians featured in the audiobook, including “The Well Below” from Boiled in Lead, “Nykken and Bear” from Kari Tauring, and “Toybox” from Felonious Bosch. (Tiny sword in the photo not included—but Stubby the Rocket buttons are!)
It’s everything you need to throw your own magical Bordertown dance party, so comment in the post to enter!
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