No Way Home is Released
As I said in a previous post, I recently curated an anthology called No Way Home. It was an exciting and interesting experience, drawing together some very talented speculative fiction authors, coming up with a theme and then collating and editing their stories with Alex Roddie. It is released today and 99c for this week only. CLICK THE COVER to see it.
The theme of being stranded is something that is close to everyone's heart. Home is important to who we are and those roots are central to our well-being. it's why being separated from our homes, from a place we can say is ours, is so horrifying.
The wonderful thing about working in a group like this is that we have been to bounce concepts off each other, support each others' work and, most importantly, get together to write an anthology like No Way Home.
We approached the task as different authors do, bringing our individual takes to the central theme of being stranded. Each story approaches this human concept from a different angle, with a different style. An approach which makes this book richer for it. Something reviewers have noted and agreed with. In a recent post, Alex Roddie, writing as A. S. Sinclair told us a little about what inspired him to write Cold Witness. In fact, the Afterwords from each author have been of great interest to reviewers – how these stories came about and what drove them.
Jennifer Foehner Wells, author of the bestselling space opera Fluency, told me it would be an honour to write the foreword for us and that capped it off perfectly. Her foreword is as compelling and relevant to our time as any I have seen in years.
Reviewers have loved it so far and their observations have exceeded even our wildest expectations. Several stories have emerged as being favourites, but the truth is that different readers have enjoyed different stories. There is, in the truest sense, something for everyone.
The result of all our collaborative efforts is the book on this page. We are proud of it, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.