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April 19, 2006

Sci-Fi Fiction News.

May 16th is the release date for Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Elemental has an introduction by Arthur C.Clarke and more than twenty stories by Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, and a Dune story by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and many others.
Arthur C. Clarke lives in Sri Lanka. According to Amazon, all publisher and author profits will go to the Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund.

I love Sci-Fi anthologies. My favorite one so far has been Redshift. They're a great way to find out about new authors, and it seems that some writers are more willing to take risks in the short story format than in a novel.

Posted by annika, Apr. 19, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
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I used to be a huge scifi reader, then for some reason I just could not read it anymore, Simple as that. The only Scifi writer whom I read back in the 1970's who really seemed to get the near future right was the scifi comedy writer Ron Goulart.
In his world, there were lots of the modern gadgets we have now like PC's and cell phones, but they never worked right, all politicians were liying bastards, and every other person you met was some sort of predator or pervert, Yea, he pretty much nailed it.

Posted by: kyle8 on Apr. 20, 2006

sounds like he was a time traveler from the future

Posted by: annika on Apr. 20, 2006

Heya Annika -

Thanks for the post - we all really appreciate it. Indeed, every single cent from the book earned by authors, artists and even the 'profit pool' is being donated to Save the Children's relief effort to help rebuild SE Asia, providing essential services and support for the children out there.

Kyle - we've attempted to get every kind of sf and f together, so there is something for everyone in the book. Hope you'll give it a shot. Who knows, you might rediscover your love of SF.


Posted by: Steven Savile on May. 17, 2006