Many thanks to the following:

Sean Wallace at Prime Books for publishing this anthology, and his continuing support of my editorial career.

Gordon Van Gelder, who taught me the mysterious and magical Way of the Editor.

My former agent Jenny Rappaport, for helping me launch my anthology career. (Enjoy retirement!) And to my new agent, Joe Monti, for picking up where Jenny left off.

David Barr Kirtley and Wendy N. Wagner for their assistance wrangling the header notes. All the clever things in the header notes are all their work. Anything lame you came across is mine.

Rebecca McNulty, for her various and valuable interning assistance—reading, scanning, transcribing, proofing, doing most of the work but getting none of the credit as all good interns do.

My mom, for the usual reasons.

All of the other kindly folks who assisted me in some way during the editorial process: Christie Yant, Grady Hendrix, Moshe Siegel, Stacey Friedberg, Becky Sasala, Rebekah White, and to everyone else who helped out in some way that I neglected to mention (and to you folks, I apologize!). Thanks too to the folks who made reprint recommendations in my online recommendations database.

The NYC Geek Posse—consisting of Robert Bland, Desirina Boskovich, Christopher M. Cevasco, Douglas E. Cohen, Jordan Hamessley, Andrea Kail, and Matt London, (plus Dave Kirtley, who I mentioned above, and the NYCGP Auxiliary)—for giving me an excuse to come out of my editorial cave once in a while.

The readers and reviewers who loved my other anthologies, making it possible for me to do more.

And last, but certainly not least: a big thanks to all of the authors who appear in this anthology.