Given all that the country has been through in the last two months, September 2009 might seem a lifetime away to some of us. Yet the damage from Ondoy and Pepeng still remains, and in the coming year the typhoons will return, as they always do. As Filipinos, as writers, as Spec Fic lovers, we want to do our part to help those who are still recovering from the storms, and to support those who will be at the vanguard of future relief efforts.
Last October, I sent out a limited call for submissions for Ruin and Resolve, an ebook anthology which Rocket Kapre would put up for sale, donating any profits received to the Philippine National Red Cross. Seventeen heeded that call, and in the span of less than three months, we’ve managed to compile nineteen stories and five poems, to offer as an incentive for those who want to share their blessings, especially during the Christmas season. On December 28 (fingers crossed) the anthology will go on sale at Smashwords.com, and I’ll need everyone’s help to get the word out. But for now, I’ve set up a book page for Ruin and Resolve (ignore the sample and mediakit portions for now) with the table of contents and the cover image (artwork provided free of charge by the awesome Artspice! Studios) of which I’ve provided a larger version below.
The list of stories/poems and authors is on the book page, but I’m also putting it in this post, after the cut.
Once again guys – December 28, don’t forget!
RUIN AND RESOLVE:
Mouse and I – Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
Strange Salvation – Celestine Trinidad
Earthquake – Kate Aton-Osias
Designations – Patria Rivera
Firestorm – Erica Gonzales
Excerpt from Neomuros – Paolo J. Cruz
After the Flood – Nikki Alfar
Stairway to heaven – Patria Rivera
Wishgranters – Rod M. Santos
The Sparrows of Climaco Avenue – Kenneth Yu
Dreams after the Storm – Eliza Victoria
We End Up with the Same Thing Anyway – Crystal Koo
Before the Perfect Season – Catherine Batac Walder
Wail of the Sun – Vincent Michael Simbulan
Haya and Me – Erica Gonzales
Snippets – Kate Aton-Osias
The way a plague transforms the land – Patria Rivera
The Marriage of Sun and Moon – Sharmaine Galve
The Death and Rebirth of Nathaniel Alan Sempio – Alexander Marcos Osias
Cutis Marmorata – Celestine Trinidad
The Return of the Sun – Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
Strangelove – by chiles samaniego
Excerpt from News of the Shaman – Karl R. De Mesa