I’ve always said that Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, and J.F. Gonzalez are the reason I write, and to be a part of a tribute anthology to one of my idols is truely an honor. Everyone involved in the project–from Keene choosing and editing the stories, to the authors who poured their hearts into their fiction or essays, to the truely outstanding artwork on the cover and the book’s insides, to Paul at Thunderstorm for putting out yet another beautiful book–are extremely proud that we can honor such an influencial man. There is not a single person involved in this book that Gonzalez didn’t affect in some fashion.
I hope this book creates more fans for Gonzalez’s work. Though I’m really proud of my story “For You, Anything” (which as far as I know is the only story in the antho based in the world of the novel PRIMITIVE), it’s hard for me to promote my singular work. My hope–OUR hope as contributers–is that you come away with this with a greater appreciation for his work as whole, and if you haven’t read his work before this it makes you want to discover his incredible backlist of fiction, many of which Mr. Keene is helping his family republish as we speak. And if it makes you want to look into that particular contributer’s work, then that’s just icing on the cake.
That being said, I can’t wait to see this thing in person!
Side note: Yes, there will be a paperback and e-book from Deadite Press at some point next year, but it will not include everything in the limited hardcover.