Back in the day of pulp fiction magazines, editors would call in authors to write a story for the cover art they purchased each issue. In the spirit of that tradition, Tor Books senior editor David G. Hartwell invites you to enjoy a series of short stories inspired by a single illustration: The Palencar Project. Every Wednesday in March, will be publishing five stories inspired by one John Jude Palencar painting.

The first story up is “New World Blues” by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Check back all month for upcoming tales by Gene Wolfe, James Morrow, Michael Swanwick, and Gregory Benford. If you can’t wait that long, then you can purchase the entire collection as an ebook for $2.99 through Barnes & Noble here: The Palencar Project

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