Welcome to Bordertown: a magical audiobook sweepstakes!
One lucky winner at the Tor.com Bordertown Sweepstakes will receive a copy of the new special edition Welcome to Bordertown 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!)
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,
* Amal El-Mohtar’s own setting of her poem “Stairs in Her Hair,” sung by her sister Dounya! The poem was written to accompany Catherynne M. Valente’s story in the book, which is brilliantly read by Cassandra Campbell!
Welcome to Bordertown, edited by Holly Black & Ellen Kushner, is the latest in the long-running urban fantasy series created by Terri Windling. This anthology features stories by all of them, plus Cory Doctorow, Nalo Hopkinson, Cassandra Clare Alaya Dawn Johnson, Emma Bull, Charles de Lint and others.