|BIO: Barth Anderson is the author of two novels, The Patron Saint of Plagues and The Magician and The Fool and the latter was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2009. His short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Talebones, and he won the Spectrum Award for Best Short Fiction in 2004 for his short story “Lark Till Dawn, Princess.”
Anderson is chief blogger at Fair Food Fight, specializing in shaking up the food and ag worlds. He lives in Minneapolis.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO FOREWORLD
|The Book of Seven Hands. Expert swordsmen Basilio and Alejo have one last mission before they go their separate ways: they must recover their teacher Don Manuel’s ancient fighting manual and take it to remote Cataluña in order to have it translated by the famous alchemist Paracelsus. Unbeknownst to them, however, Don Manuel has been murdered, and a host of powerful forces has come looking for the coveted book—everyone from old lovers and lifelong archenemies to the King’s assassin and the Spanish Inquisition.|