The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765315625, 384pp.
Publication Date: May 16, 2006
In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve 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. 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. 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.
STEVEN SAVILE has twice been nominated for the British Fantasy Society Award for best short story and best original fiction collection, and was runner up in 2000 for his editorial work on "Redbrick Eden, Scaremongers 2," which raised funds for the homeless charity SHELTER in the UK. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also teaches.