Elemental Cover ArtIn 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
David Gerrold
Adam Roberts
Esther M. Friesner
Jacqueline Carey
Brian Aldiss

Stel Pavlou
Larry Niven
Kinley MacGregor (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
Joe Haldeman
Juliet Marillier
Tim Lebbon
Eric Nylund
Lynn Flewelling
Michael Marshall Smith

Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Janny Wurts
William C. Dietz
Syne Mitchell
Sharon Shinn
Sean Williams & Shane Dix
Martha Wells

David Drake
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!