Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology

Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology is a fabulous anthology with all proceeds going to The Colon Cancer Alliance. I can wholeheartedly recommend this anthology. So treat yourself to a copy of Fantasy for Good. You get a great read while being charitable! The Table of Contents is below - check it out.

From Sword and Sorcery to Paranormal Romance, from Weird Fiction to Fairy Tales, Fantasy For Good presents a wide range of exciting short fiction to accommodate every taste. In this collection of thirty stories, legendary authors (including NYT Bestsellers and World Fantasy Award winners) and great new up-and-comers in the genre spin tales of magic and mayhem.

Featuring brand new fiction from Piers Anthony, Michael Moorcock, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, Alan Dean Foster, Katharine Kerr, David Farland, Jane Lindskold, Nnedi Okorafor, Todd McCaffrey and many more, alongside classic tales from George R.R. Martin, Jay Lake, Kevin J Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, and Neil Gaiman.

Fantasy For Good also includes a classic tale by master novelist, Roger Zelazny, author of the Nine Princes in Amber, who passed away in 1995 after a battle with colorectal cancer. His son, Trent, provides a moving introduction.

All proceeds from the sale of this anthology go directly to The Colon Cancer Alliance, a charity dedicated to the prevention of this deadly disease, as well as funding research and supporting patients who suffer from it.

Table of Contents

Horseman, Pass By – An Introduction — Trent Zelazny
The Edge of Magic — Henry Szabranski
Annual Dues — Ken Scholes
The Kitsune’s Nine Tales — Kelley Armstrong
Elroy Wooden Sword — S.C. Hayden
In the Lost Lands — George R.R. Martin
Worms Rising From the Dirt — David Farland
Snow Wolf and Evening Wolf — James Enge
Knight’s Errand — Jane Lindskold
Languid in Rose — Frances Silversmith
Green They Were, and Golden-Eyed — Alan Dean Foster
Golden — Todd McCaffrey
Mountain Spirit — Piers Anthony
Moon Glass — Megan Moore
The George Business — Roger Zelazny
Only the End of the World Again — Neil Gaiman
Lenora of the Low — Marina J. Lostetter
Trufan Fever — Katharine Kerr
Undying Love — Jackie Kessler
Dancing With the Mouse King — Carrie Vaughn
Showlogo — Nnedi Okorafor
The Bluest Hour — Jaye Wells
Pandal Food — Samit Basu
Loincloth — Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
Man of Water — Kyle Aisteach
Bones of a Righteous Man — Michael Ezell
Time’s Mistress — Steven Savile
Little Pig, Berry Brown and the Hard Moon — Jay Lake
The Grenade Garden — Michael Moorcock
Sand and Teeth — Carmen Tudor
The Seas of Heaven — David Parish-Whittaker

Press Release

Popular Authors in Fantasy Fiction Help Raise Money for Cancer Charity
The release of Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology including stories from George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Kelley Armstrong, Carrie Vaughn, Todd McCaffrey, and many more. All proceeds go to The Colon Cancer Alliance.
PRLog - Dec. 9, 2014 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Writers are a charitable bunch by nature. In 2012, a number of well-known horror authors were asked to contribute stories to a charity anthology. The result was Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology, which raised thousands and continues to raise more for amfAR. Now it’s Fantasy’s turn, and these writers have been no less generous with their time and their talents.

Stories by some of the biggest names in Fantasy fiction fill this exciting new anthology, running the gamut from urban fantasy to sword and sorcery. Piers Anthony, Michael Moorcock, Katharine Kerr, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold and David Farland are just some of the contributors of original stories, along with classic stories from Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin and Roger Zelazny, whose son Trent provides a moving introduction to this collection.

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go directly to The Colon Cancer Alliance. For Jordan Ellinger and Richard Salter, the co-editors of this project, this was always a personal cause. “We chose the CCA because of the history of this terrible disease within the writing community,” says Ellinger. “Legendary author, Roger Zelazny, who wrote the Nine Princes in Amber series, died in 1995 after a colon cancer diagnosis, and much loved author Jay Lake, passed away this year after fighting this disease, during the making of this anthology.”
But long after the charity was decided upon, the cause struck even closer to home. “My wife was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of 2013,” Salter says. “I couldn’t believe it. It was one of life’s deeply unpleasant coincidences. She underwent treatment and is thankfully now cancer free. Early detection is the key, it saved her life.” The editors were more convinced than ever that they had chosen the right cause. “Our aim is not just to raise a ton for an awesome charity,” Salter continues. “We also want to raise awareness. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, yet few know much about it and even less are willing to talk about it. We want to help change that.”

Fantasy For Good is a labor of love for the editors and they are keen to extend their gratitude to everyone who donated their time and hard work to this project. No matter what your taste in fantasy fiction, this anthology is sure to appeal.

Richard Salter is a British writer and editor now living outside Toronto, Canada. His debut novel, The Patchwork House, is also now available. His website is at http://www.richardsalter.com. Jordan Ellinger is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest, a graduate of Clarion West, and the editor of Urban Fantasy Magazine, which you can find at http://urbanfantasymagazine.com.

Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology, published by Nightscape Press (trade paperback and eBook) is currently available on Amazon for Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00NJY4GUE/ and in trade paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Good-Charitable-George-Martin/dp/1938644204.

Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology, which raises funds for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is also available on Amazon for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Good-Charitable-Jack-Ketchum-ebook/dp/B0084FO7N4 and in trade paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Horror-For-Good-Charitable-Anthology/dp/1475065361.

For more information about Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology see the book’s webpage at http://www.nightscapepress.com/books/ffg/ ...


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