Via my pal Christopher Paul Carey....
Neil Gaiman’s new collection is out.
“As a boy I had loved Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton stories, in which dozens of characters from fiction were incorporated into one coherent world, and I had greatly enjoyed watching my friends Kim Newman and Alan Moore build their own Wold Newton-descended worlds in the Anno Dracula sequence and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, respectively. It looked like fun. I wondered if I could try something like that.”
--from the intro to “A Study in Emerald” (which was previously published in Shadows Over Baker Street).