Norilana Books buys Returning My Sister’s Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice

Got the most incredible, fabulous, wonderful news! Norilana Books—founded and owned by the talented and lovely Vera Nazarian (norilana) is buying my short story collection, Returning My Sister’s Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice.

The collection will contain a selection of my Far Eastern fantasy stories originally published in venues including Realms of Fantasy, Paradox, and Baen’s Universe and will be released in both hard cover and trade paperback. The tentative hard cover release date is first quarter 2009 with the trade paperback to follow three months after.


A bit of blurbage to whet the appetite:

Enchantment, peril, and romance pervade the shadowy Far East, from the elegant throne room of the emperor’s palace to the humble tea house of a peasant village. These are stories of adventure and magic from the Orient: the maiden who encounters an oni demon in the forest, the bride who discovers her mother-in-law is a fox woman, the samurai who must appease his sister’s angry ghost. Where luck can be found in a jade locket, and dark and light are two sides of harmony, therein lies the stuff of legend.

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80 Responses to Norilana Books buys Returning My Sister’s Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice

  1. ogre_san says:


  2. amysisson says:


  3. upstart_crow says:

    Great news, Eugie! 🙂

  4. alankria says:


  5. psamphire says:

    Very cool! Congratulations. I think I’ve read most of the RoF ones, but not the others. Looking forward to it!

  6. mabfan says:


  7. j_cheney says:

    Yay! Congratulations!!

  8. gillpolack says:


  9. Happy day, Eugie! Congrats!

  10. threeoutside says:

    Excllent news, Eugie! Greatly deserved!

  11. WOOOOOOOOOOTTTTT!!!! That is fantastic news! Congratulations!!!!!!

  12. endelarin says:

    Excellent! I can’t wait to read it!

  13. ericmarin says:

    Congratulations, Eugie!

  14. newroticgirl says:

    AWWWWWWWWWWESOME NEWS!!!! *preps the confetti cannon*

  15. adsistla says:

    Wow! 🙂 totally wonderful news, congrats!

  16. Oh, congratulations! I’m so happy for you, Eugie, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  17. Congrats, Eugie. This is great news indeed!

  18. samhenderson says:

    That’s WONDERFUL — congratulations!
    (throws confetti)

  19. That’s wonderful, Eugie!!! Congratulations!!! 😀

  20. Hooray! And yay! And congratulations!

  21. musingaloud says:

    Yay for Eugie! Congrats!

  22. ecmyers says:

    Congratulations! Excellent news, indeed.

  23. shadesong says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  24. melissajm says:


  25. palmerwriter says:


    Congratulations on the short story colleciton sale! That’s wonderful. I can’t wait to see it.

  26. tezmilleroz says:

    Love your new userpic – such a vibrant personality 🙂

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  27. dude_the says:


    *ahem* That is very good… I mean, my heartiest congrat… er, rather… I mean… aw, the hell with it: SQUEEEEE!!!! 🙂

  28. m0nkeygrl says:

    AWESOME! Congratulatons!!!

  29. sruna says:

    Congarats!! 😀

  30. safewrite says:

    That’s wonderful, Eugie!

  31. iamrazorwing says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to buy a copy.

  32. Huge congrats. I actually saw your comment counter MOVE while I was reading this entry! It’s alive and you are most beloved. The antho. will be a stunning success.

  33. dean13 says:

    Excellent! I look forward to buying a copy of your short story collection.

  34. basletum says:

    WooT! Congratulations!

    Queen Pimp of Darkness 😉

  35. Absolutely proud and excited to be publishing such a wonderful collection! 🙂

  36. a1thea80 says:

    I’ll check that out!

  37. ckastens says:

    That’s great news, Eugie! I look forward to reading it!

    (late reply because I’m getting caught up after a week out with a back injury…)

  38. eryr says:

    I added you after a long stint at seeing you on various friends lists.
    Plus I am quite fond of your skunk as well!
    We’ve met briefly at D’con 4-5 yrs back but that was it.

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