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Stories of Hope and Wonder

In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers

by Ian Whates, Stan Nicholls, Paul Cornell, Stephen Baxter, Chris Beckett, Lauren Beukes, Eric Brown, Simon Clark, Jaine Fenn, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Frances Hardinge, Gwyneth Jones, Kim Lakin, Mark Lawrence, Alison Littlewood, Juliet E. McKenna, Ian R. MacLeod, Ken MacLeod, Mark Morris, Anne Nicholls, Philip Palmer, Christopher Priest, Adam Roberts, Robert Shearman, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Lisa Tuttle, Ian Watson, Mark West, Neil Williamson, Nick Wood, Peter F. Hamilton, Ian McDonald, Ramsey Campbell, Natalia Theodoridou, Tim Lebbon, Tim Major, Aliya Whiteley, Jane Rogers, Emmi Itäranta, Cat Hellisen, George Mann, Gary Gibson, Reggie Oliver, Priya Sharma, RJ Barker, Ren Warom, Michèle Roberts, M.R. Carey, Lesley Glaister, Blake Morrison, Tim Pears
A treasury of quality stories. All proceeds from the sale of this digital anthology are being donated to support NHS staff and other healthcare workers. 53 stories, 253,000 words of fiction, including several pieces that are original to this volume, featuring some of the finest writers of science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and more. 

Introduction by Ian Whates
Last Contact – Stephen Baxter
Slink-Thinking – Frances Hardinge
Gossamer – Ian Whates
The Feather Dress – Lisa Tuttle
The Man Who Swallowed Himself – Chris Beckett
Fat Man in the Bardo – Ken MacLeod 
Kings of Eternity – Eric Brown
Muscadet Kiss – Michèle Roberts 
Dead Space – George Mann
The Trace – Christopher Priest
Golden Wing, Silver Eye – Cat Hellisen
The Golden Nose – Neil Williamson
On Ilkley Moor – Alison Littlewood
About Helen – Tade Thompson
Iphigenia in Aulis – M.R. Carey
Just Watch Me – Lesley Glaister
The Family Football – Ian R. MacLeod
The Grave-Digger’s Tale – Simon Clark 
The All-Nighter – Mark Morris 
Her Seal Skin Coat – Lauren Beukes
A Conclusion – Paul Cornell
Liberty Bird – Jaine Fenn
The Ki-Anna – Gwyneth Jones
Scienceville – Gary Gibson
The Sphere – Juliet E. McKenna
An Eligible Boy – Ian McDonald 
The Quick Child – Jane Rogers 
Trademark Bugs: A Legal History – Adam Roberts
Working on the Ward – Tim Pears
During the Dance – Mark Lawrence
Out of the Woods – Ramsey Campbell
Trick of the Light – Tim Lebbon
Roman Games – Anne Nicholls 
Digits – Robert Shearman
The Fox Maiden – Priya Sharma
Roads of Silver, Paths of Gold – Emmi Itäranta
All Deaths Well Intention’d – RJ Barker
Epilogue: England, Summer 1558 – Jon Courtenay Grimwood
The Christmas Repentance of the Mole Butcher of Tetbury – Aliya Whiteley
Gulliver’s Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World, Part V: A Voyage To The Island Of The Wolves – Philip Palmer
Barking Mad – Ian Watson
Lady with a Rose – Reggie Oliver
Missing – Blake Morrison
What We Sometimes Do, Without Thinking – Mark West
Events – Stan Nicholls
Wars of Worldcraft – Adrian Tchaikovsky
Fixer, Worker, Singer – Natalia Theodoridou
Witness – Kim Lakin-Smith
Unravel – Ren Warom
Like Clockwork – Tim Major
A Million Reasons Why – Nick Wood 
The Road to the Sea – Lavie Tidhar
Ten Love Songs to Change the World – Peter F. Hamilton
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To date, sales of Stories of Hope and Wonder have raised £3,250.00 to purchase essential PPE for frontline staff.

Thank you for your support.

This fund-raising anthology is available as a digital volume only.
Published: 20/04/2020
Pages: 695 pp.
Cover Artist: Ian Whates
Typesetter: Ian Whates
Language: English

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