KTTC Sails With: Fast Ships, Black Sails


Keep To The Code has been honored to feature a new Pirate Anthology book called Fast Ships, Black Sails. Available now!

Do you love the sound of a peg leg stomping across a quarterdeck? Or maybe you prefer a parrot on your arm, a strong wind at your back? Adventure, treasure, intrigue, humor, romance, danger--and, yes, plunder. Oh, the Devil does love a pirate--and so do readers everywhere.

Swashbuckling from the past into the future and space itself, Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, presents an incredibly entertaining volume of original stories guaranteed to make you walk and talk like a pirate.

Come along for the voyage with bestselling authors Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Carrie Vaughn, Dave Freer, Michael Moorcock, and Eric Flint, as well as such other stellar talents as Kage Baker, Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear, Steve Aylett, and Conrad Williams-all offering up a veritable treasure chest of piratical adventure, the likes of which has never been seen in the four corners of the Earth. Highlights include a brand-new Garth Nix Sir Hereward & Mr. Fitz novella, as the two clever ne'er-do-wells storm the sea-gates of the scholar-pirates of Sarkoe.

Keep To The Code is proud to host a special treasure for our readers, a never-before-read short story-in-a-bottle that washed ashore from Neil Williamson, a real "pirate-laureate".

Entitled "The Last Note of the Song", you can download it here. Just right click->save as.

About the author: "Neil Williamson's fiction has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Some of his stories appeared in The Ephemera (Elastic Press, 2006), and he also co-edited Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction with Andrew J. Wilson. Neil lives in Glasgow where he can be found crossing opinions with other members of the fierce literary duelling school known as the Glasgow SF Writers Circle."

As an additional bit o' booty, here's a lustful tune straight from the darkest cantinas in the Caribbean! Danny Fontaine & the Horns of Fury perform "This Cold Dark Night" to help promote Fast Ships, Black Sails!

To learn more about Danny and his crew, be sure to visit their MySpace page or check out and join their Facebook group! You can also hear snippets of the song in the promotional video.

What promotional video, you ask? Why, this one, of course!

You can purchase your copy of Fast Ships, Black Sails from Amazon.com, or from your finer retail bookseller. Go get your copy today, and get reading!

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