A dim place, ancient beyond knowledge. The sun is feeble and red. A million cities have fallen to dust. Here live a few thousand souls, dying, as the Earth dies beneath them. Just a few short decades remain to the long history of our world. At the last, science and magic one, and there is evil on Earth, distilled by time ... Earth is dying.
Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own.
The list of twenty-one contributurs eager to honour Jack Vance by writing for this anthology includes Raymond E. Feist, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, Tad Williams, Walter Jon Williams and George R.R. Martin himself.