A very good book for a very good cause: promoting literacy.
Team VanderMeer have put together this anthology for ProLiteracy. So, you get to help out (thus increasing your karma-credits) and you get a fantastic read – look at those writers, look at those names! Nothing wrong with any of this.
What Is Last Drink Bird Head?
That’s the catalyst editors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer provided to over 80 writers in creating this unique anthology. The result? Last Drink Bird Head is a blues musician, a performance artist, a type of alcohol, a town in Texas, and even a song sung by girl scouts in Antarctica. Contributors include Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Henry Kaiser, Gene Wolfe, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Holly Phillips, Stephen R. Donaldson, K.J. Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Ellen Kushner, Daniel Abraham, Jay Lake, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, and Marly Youmans. (See the ordering page for a full list of contributors.)
Available for pre-order here http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2009/09/24/last-drink-bird-head-for-charity-party-pre-orders-awards-and-more/