I learned a long time ago that if I see an anthology on a bookstore shelf with the words “edited by Ellen Datlow” on the cover, to immediately pull out my wallet and buy the book. Her books are always a great read — she has a real talent for what she does.
Ellen has a Kickstarter going for a project that’s very close to her heart: A book titled Fearful Symmetries. In her words:
Fearful Symmetries will be an unthemed anthology of about 30 original stories from both veteran talent and new voices, and will be published by ChiZine Publications. I have a stable of writers whose work I love and who I regularly publish; writers like Laird Barron, Kaaron Warren, Elizabeth Hand, Lucius Shepard, Sarah Pinborough, Jeffrey Ford, Joe. R. Lansdale, and others. And while I intend to include writers like these, I also plan to have an open reading period, something I don’t do often, to give a chance to new talent that I may not be aware of.
As of the time of this writing, Fearful Symmetries is at $23,222 (the goal is $25,000), and there are only 3 days left. If they don’t reach $25,000, the project will not be funded — and that would be a real shame, because with Ellen Datlow editing, this will be one hell of a good book.
Please click here to visit the Fearful Symmetries Kickstarter and pledge what you can. And please use the Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus buttons below to spread the word.