Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology by Steven Savile
In 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 created "Elemental". They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories 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, a Dune story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, and many others. "Elemental" is one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but it is 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.