The short version: for this week only Metastasis is on sale for 25% off.
- CLICK HERE to go to the Metastasis page at Createspace.
- Use this code to get your discount — FYXXU8AP
- CLICK HERE to go to the Metastasis page at Smashwords
- Use this code to get your discount — EA29F
The longer version:
Metastasis is the most important anthology I’ve ever edited. It was also the first (if you don’t count Niteblade, and for this, let’s not). I’ve learned a lot since I put this one together, but it holds a super special place in my heart, and on my bookshelf. This was the anthology which helped me deal with my mother’s death and the one that allowed me to work with Jay Lake. The creation of this book was cathartic, not just for me, but for so many other people who were involved with it.
And it’s filled with powerful stories and poems that examine cancer through a speculative lens. And though it’s a heavy subject and not all the stories have happy endings, as one reviewer put it (I’m paraphrasing again) it’s not nearly as depressing as you think.
And a whole whack of the money it generates is donated to cancer research. I can’t remember the exact percentage off the top of my head, but it’s over 60% and includes all my royalties. I don’t make a single cent off sales of this book.
And it’s on sale.
It’s on sale because one of the contributors recently found out he has cancer. His prognosis is good and his spirits are high, but still, it’s cancer. When he got the diagnosis he wanted to find a way to turn that negative into a positive so he emailed me and said, “Hey, can we do a promotion or something of Metastasis to help raise some more money for the American Cancer Society?” and I said, “Lemme ask the publisher!” (I’m totally paraphrasing that conversation. Whatever.)
The publisher said yes and so here we have it. The totally impromptu, turning a negative into a positive, sale of Metastasis.
Pick up a copy for 25% off by using either of the methods I detailed above or if you don’t like Smashwords or Createspace you can find it at all the usual locations as well.
If you enjoy it, consider leaving a review. 🙂