Enter the MongooseI'm participating in an anthology that will be published in 2009, brought to you by Mongoose Press, who describe themselves as:
a new American publisher of chess books. Our aim is to produce great books that might not be seen elsewhere, drawing on the masters and authors of Eastern Europe.Huh? How do I fit into that picture?
Well, it turns out that the anthology is a chess fiction anthology and features such heavyweights as Ronan Bennett, Stephen Carter and Katherine Neville, all authors who have produced well-regarded novels featuring chess themes.
My entree? My first novel, The Immortal Game, is about the theft of chess software (as well as bondage & discipline, dominatrices and a few other oddments).
The story I contributed is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche which marks the first time Holmes competes at the chess board. (There are other things Holmes does for the first time in the story, but I won't delve into those now.)
For more information on the anthology and the full line up of authors, check out this posting by anthology editor Howard Goldowsky.