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The Quietus's Book Of The Day: Never Again
The Quietus , October 1st, 2010 11:48

Never Again edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane, with proceeds going to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and other charities

The Quietus's book of the day is Never Again, a series of weird fiction stories edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane as a reaction to the murder of Sophie Lancaster in 2007.

23 writers were asked to pen stories to the anthology - including Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Joe R. Lansdale - as a response to hate crime and racism, with all proceeds going to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, Amnesty International and P.E.N.

Never Again is published by Gray Friar Press, who say the following about the book: "Never Again is an attempt to voice the collective revulsion of writers in the weird fiction genre against political attitudes that stifle compassion and deny our collective human inheritance. The imagination is crucial to an understanding both of human diversity and of common ground. Weird fiction is often stigmatised as a reactionary and ignorant genre - we know better. The anthology will be published by Gray Friar Press in September 2010, and edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane.

"It will be a mixture of original stories and reprints from Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Joe R. Lansdale amongst others. Never Again is a non-profit initiative aimed at promoting awareness of these issues among readers and writers of weird fiction. The editors, authors/artist and publisher will receive no fees for this work. Any profits made from sales will be donated to anti-racist or human rights organizations… Amnesty International and P.E.N. (International organisation to promote literature and human rights, encouraging translation and campaigning against political censorship) and The Sophie Lancaster Foundation."

It goes without saying that The Quietus is in full support of the anthology, and we encourage all our readers to also show their support. Please click here for more information about the book, which costs only £10.