Here are some anthologies Melanie has edited or co-edited. She's worked with some of the finest writers in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and loves introducing readers to new authors they might not have read before.


...A medieval swindler gets caught with his proverbial pants down...but does ANYONE deserve what's coming to him?

...A foolproof plan to pick up some cash via AI...until things take an unexpected and deadly turn.

…A legendary bodyguard is hired to protect precious cargo…but who will protect the cargo from him?

The protagonists of Knaves are not all anti-heroes telling their side of the story. They are also heroic people faced with hard decisions, forced to reckon with darker sides of themselves. They are villains surprised to find they have a noble side to themselves, and they are those trying to atone for past evils they have done. The fourteen brand new stories in Knaves deal with the complex idea of morality and will make readers wonder… 

What is the ‘right side,’ anyway?

Featuring original stories from Mercedes Lackey, Cullen Bunn, Lian Hearn, Anton Strout, and many more!


Mother. Warrior. Caregiver. 

Wife. Lover. Survivor. 

Trickster. Heroine. Leader. 

This anthology features stories from bestselling and award winning authors like Seanan McGuire, Carol Berg, Nisi Shawl, Lian Hearn, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Lucy A. Snyder, Gail Z. Martin, Django Wexler, and more, as well as essays from Sarah Kuhn, Shanna Germain, and others. 

Whether they are warriors, the silent but powerful type, or the timid who muster up bravery to protect the ones they love, these fierce women will leave their mark.

"The fury of women, scorned and otherwise, is scarcely a new concept.  But within this anthology you will find a collection of tales that present that fury in new lights."--Robin Hobb, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Farseer Trilogy

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MECH: Age of Steel, an anthology of epic proportions featuring stories from Scott Sigler, Kevin J. Anderson, Martha Wells, Jeremy Robinson, Peter Clines, Anton Strout, Gini Koch, and more! Co-edited by Melanie R. Meadors and Tim Marquitz.


Now available online at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and more, and in physical bookstores everywhere!