Just browsing and not really looking for any news I came upon this: The product page for Tamora Pierce's planned short story collection on amazon.com. We finally have a name for the upcoming book, Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales, as well as a publication date, February 22, 2011. Here's the product description:
- "Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy."
- —Product description