In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres today, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories here in this book. They created in Elemental one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but more than that: in giving real value for the purchase price, everyone who sells this book can be proud, and everyone who buys it will be richly rewarded for supporting the tsunami relief effort.
All of the publisher’s and authors’ profits will be donated to the Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund.
Arthur C. Clarke — introduction
Michael Whelan — cover art
Esther M. Friesner
Kinley MacGregor (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
Michael Marshall Smith
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
William C. Dietz
Sean Williams & Shane Dix
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Steven Savile — afterword
Alethea Kontis — co-editor
I’ve recorded my short story, Butterflies Like Jewels, as an MP3 download. If you like it—please consider buying the rest of the collection. It’s for a good cause!